Buckshaw and Pennella Named to Atlantic All-Region Team

Buckshaw and Pennella Named to Atlantic All-Region Team

Buckshaw and Pennella Named to Atlantic All-Region Team

Starkville, Miss. - Freshman pitcher Heather Buckshaw (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) and freshman shortstop Alexis Pennella (College Point, N.Y./St. John's Prep) were named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III New York All-Region Teams for their play during the 2008 season. These two student-athletes are the first softball players at Farmingdale State to receive All-Region recognition.

Buckshaw finished the season with a 19-6 record in 26 appearances with a 2.03 earned run average and five shutouts. In her 151.2 innings pitched this season, she struck out 121 batters and held her opposition to a .209 batting average. She now holds school records for lowest ERA (2.61), most wins (19), most appearances (26), most games started (23), most complete games (21), most shutouts (5), most innings pitched (151.2), most strikeouts (121), most strikeouts looking (24) and most batters faced (643).

Pennella batted .391 this year, starting all 44 games at either shortstop, second base or first base. In her 151 at bats, she recorded a team-high 59 hits (22 for extra bases), scored a team-high 49 runs, and had 38 runs batted in. She also stole 13 bases and walked 13 times (second highest on the team). She set school records for most at-bats (151), most runs scored (49), most hits (59) and most triples (10).

Below is the entire Atlantic All-Region Team...full list of All-Region can be found at: http://www.nfca.org/news/?id=2937


Atlantic Region

First Team
Pos. Name School
P Jennifer Martinez St. Joseph's College
P McCaslin Carson Louisiana College
C Erica Harwell Louisiana College
1B Carey Smith-Marchi Emory University
2B Katie Moyers Christopher Newport University
3B Elizabeth Perkins Lynchburg College
SS Kelly Waskeiwicz Salisbury University
OF Mandy Nixon Virginia Wesleyan
OF Catherine Pruiett Shenandoah University
OF Rebekah Kelly Methodist College
DP Elizabeth Penniman Villa Julie College
UT Caity Butler Bridgewater College
At-large Kaitlyn Bowman Bridgewater College
At-large Stacie Malarkey Salisbury University
At-large Katie Haskins Shenandoah University

Second Team
Pos. Name School
P Shannon Anderson Emory University
P Rene Schwartzenburg Louisiana College
C Margarit Severin Christopher Newport University
1B Kelly Hale Guilford College
2B Caitlyn Fitzgerald Emory University
3B Kayla Talbert Methodist College
SS Ashlee Bass North Carolina Wesleyan College
OF Cassie Walsh Emory University
OF Jessica Thompson Louisiana College
OF Brittany Allsop Lynchburg College
UT Ashley Stansbury Peace College
At-large Kelly Guarnieri Guilford College
At-large Kristin Lord Salisbury University
At-large Lauren Brennerman Salisbury University
At-large Tara Campbell Lynchburg College

Third Team
Pos. Name School
At-large Jesselyn LaValley United States Merchant Marine Academy
At-large Jenee Johnson Greensboro College
At-large Maria Canino SUNY at Old Westbury
At-large Catherine Beuerle Shenandoah University
At-large Lauren Wall Shenandoah University
At-large Kim Bandy Emory University
At-large Lauren Rizzo Ferrum College
At-large Alexis Pennella Farmingdale State
At-large Stacy Davis Salisbury University
At-large Courtney Long Peace College
At-large Sam Hill Millsaps College
At-large Mary Kennedy Christopher Newport University
At-large Brittany Brown Virginia Wesleyan
At-large Katie Bruce Lynchburg College
At-large Heather Buckshaw Farmingdale State