Lindsey Johnson Named to the NFCA All-Region First Team
May 10, 2013
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.- Sailfish freshman outfielder Lindsey Johnson continued to make Palm Beach Atlantic softball history on Friday as she was named the first-ever PBA player to be selected to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region first-team. The Hazlehurst, Georgia native posted a spectacular first season in the Blue and White by being named to the listing as one of three outfielders.
Johnson was counted on for big hits from the very beginning of the 2013 campaign and by mid-season had grabbed a firm grip on the No. 3-spot in the PBA batting order and the starter in centerfield for every game of the 2013 season.
She joins former PBA player Lisa Santos as NFCA honorees in PBA softball history with Santos being selected to the NFCA All-Region second-team last season.
By being selected to the NFCA All-Region first-team, Johnson is now eligible to be selected to the All-American team that will be announced later this month.
Johnson led the Sailfish (27-23) in ten offensive categories this season while breaking eight single-season school records including batting average (.411), slugging percentage (.681), on-base percentage (.458), runs scored (36), hits (67), runs batted in (47), doubles (18) and total bases (111).
She also managed six homeruns, four triples and 22 stolen bases in 25 attempts.
Johnson was joined on the All-Region first-team in the outfield by Morgan Johnson of Valdosta State University and Mary Kelley of the University of Alabama-Huntsville.
Below is a complete list of the South Region honorees by the NFCA.
South Region First-Team
Pos. Player School
P Kayla Cox Tampa
P Kimberly Jack Alabama-Huntsville
C Cortney McNett Alabama-Huntsville
1B Anna Shartzer West Alabama
2B Kelly Martinez Barry
3B Sarah Broeseker Barry
SS Shelby Altman Valdosta St.
OF Morgan Johnson Valdosta St.
OF Lindsey Johnson Palm Beach Atlantic
OF Mary Kelley Alabama-Huntsville
DP Tamara Vickers West Alabama
U-P Sarah Steiner Saint Leo
U-NP Courtney Albritton Valdosta St.
South Region Second-Team
Pos. Player School
P Niki Fogle Rollins
P Alexis Yohe Barry
C Veronica Alred Rollins
1B Kaitlin Moore Delta State
2B Harlie Barkley North Alabama
3B Abby MacKay Alabama-Huntsville
SS Kathryn Whitlock Alabama-Huntsville
OF Aimee Halpin Rollins
OF Kristie Hoeffer Rollins
OF McKenzie Burns Saint Leo
U-P Erika Garcia Nova Southeastern
U-NP Hannah Lovestrand Rollins