Victoria Gonzalez and Lindsey Johnson Named to the NFCA All-Region Teams
May 15, 2014
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for External Operations
LOUISVILLE, Ky.- The Sailfish softball team had two underclassmen named on Thursday to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region teams as freshman Victoria Gonzalez was selected to the first-team and sophomore Lindsey Johnson was named to the second-team. The NFCA All-Region honor is the second straight season that Johnson has been selected after earning All-Region first-team accolades last season as a freshman.
Gonzalez was one of 13 players named from the South Region to the first-team while being selected to the designated player spot.
A native of Miami, Fla. Gonzalez provided head coach Kimmy Bloemers with a productive and consistent bat in the middle of the order all season long as she led the Sailfish in five offensive categories.
Her fantastic freshman campaign included a team-best .427 batting average in 44 games while leading the team with a .679 slugging percentage, .493 on-base percentage and 35 runs batted in.
A former Pembroke Pines Charter High School standout, Gonzalez finished with 56 total hits including 14 doubles, two triples and five homeruns. Her All-Region first-team selection makes Gonzalez eligible for NFCA All-American selection which will be announced on May 21.
Johnson picked up where she left off last season when she was named to the All-Region first-team on her way to being named a NFCA All-American third-team selection.
A product of Appling Christian Academy in Hazlehurst, Ga. Johnson is true five-tool player who has roamed centerfield for the past two seasons while hitting near the top of the order.
Her second season with the ‘Fish resulted in the speedy outfielder leading the Sailfish in seven offensive categories while making just one error in the field. She finished the season with a team-high 15 doubles, four triples and six homeruns while registering a team-best 61 hits and 37 runs scored. She would play in all 46 games and register 102 total bases with 32 runs batted in and a team-high 28 stolen-bases in 32 attempts.
Rollins College and the University of Alabama-Huntsville tied for the South Region lead with five total selections between the first and second teams.