The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) has announced the 361 players chosen for the 2015 NFCA Division III All-Region softball teams. As in the past, the squad is comprised of three teams in each of the country’s eight NCAA regions.
Luther was well represented in the Midwest Region and was one of seven teams in the country to have six player named all-region.
Named first team all-Midwest Region included junior catcher Carli Radil, senior shortstop Katie Wieland, senior outfielder Hiliary Pennington and sophomore pitcher Amanda Witzlib who was at at-large selection.
Radil, who moved from first base to catcher this season, is the only repeat all-region selection. This will be her third time receiving this honor, the first coming in 2013 (3) and the second in 2014 (1).
The Norse finished the 2015 campaign with a record of 38-6. The Norse won the Iowa Conference championship with a perfect mark of 12-0 and made an eighth consecutive appearance in the NCAA III National Tournament. The Norse were eliminated from the tournament in the championship game of the Decorah Regional.
The Iowa Conference title was the fourth under the direction of Head Coach Renae Hartl and the eighth in school history. Hartl finished her 14th season with a career record of 433-161, for a winning percentage of .728.