LOUISVILLE – Ally Choate and Carley Nance of Seattle University softball have been named 2019 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Pacific Region Second Team. The duo have been vital in SU’s run to the NCAA Tournament this season.
Choate, a sophomore from Yelm, Wash., was an All-WAC First Team choice after pacing the conference in batting average (.404), on-base percentage (.462), and hits (72) this year. The rightfielder has started all 54 games for the Redhawks without making an error. Choate needs two hits to tie Paige Bousks’s single-season school record for hits (74).
Nance, a native of Maple Valley, Wash., was also an All-WAC First Team pick, leading the league in ERA (1.97) in 2019. The redshirt sophomore is one of nine players in the nation with 17 wins and six home runs this season. Nance has made 30 pitching appearances on the year, committing zero errors. In 41 games at the plate, she is batting .287 with seven doubles and six homers. Last weekend, Nance recorded two walk-off hits, including a grand slam, and then threw a complete game in the finals on her way to WAC Tournament MVP honors.
Choate and Nance were two of just six WAC players to make an all-region team this year.
Seattle U won its first-ever WAC regular season title and then claimed its first WAC Tournament crown. It has established a new program record for wins with 39. It faces Mississippi State in the Seattle Regional of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at 4:30 p.m. at UW.
Madison Cathcart was the first NFCA all-region selection in program history last season.