Hayden and Engleman Land Spots on All-Region Softball Teams

The postseason recognition keeps coming for members of the Buena Vista softball team as junior Stephanie Hayden and senior Sam Engleman have been named First and Third Team All-Region selections as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) on Saturday.

The duo joins a strong group of Iowa Conference players selected to the three Midwest Region teams.  A total of 18 conference players were honored, including seven on the First Team alone.

Hayden was named First Team All-Iowa Conference earlier in the month with Engleman landing a spot on the Second Team.

Hayden ranked fourth on the year among all of the regional players in batting average at .476 and was second in on-base percentage at .558.  She was also sixth in stolen bases.

Engleman was ranked in the top-half of the region sluggers in both home runs and slugging percentage.

A total of 360 players were chosen by the NFCA to compile this year's All-Region Teams which cover eight regions throughout the nation.