Ali Graebner named NFCA First Team All-Region
WILLIAMSTOWN, MA — Williams College senior Ali Graebner has been selected a First Team-All New England member by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Graebner is eligible for All-American status.
Teammates Emma Harrington, a junior pitcher, and Ali Michalik, a first-year shortstop, also garnered honors from the NFCA as they were selected Second Team All-New England.
|Emma Harrington '15|
Graebner, a senior co-captain, led the Ephs to a 25-13 in 2014 and a NESCAC West Division title. The Ephs reached the championship final of the NESCAC Tournament and were selected to host one of 16 regionals in the NCAA Div. III Tournament, a first for the Williams program.
A center fielder who also played second base, Graebner started all 38 games for the Ephs and led the team in several categories, including batting average (.402), on-base percentage (.462), runs scored (32), RBI (30), hits (47) and was second in stolen bases (6) and doubles (7).
Harrington was the Ephs' ace, starting 21 of 38 games and finishing
|Ali Michalik '17|
with a 13-8 record and a 2.12 ERA. In 125 1/3 innings, she allowed 123 hits and 33 walks while striking out 76. She also had one save on the season. She was 6-2 with one save against NESCAC West opponents.
Michalik was second on the Ephs with a .346 batting average. She led the conference with five triples and finished with a .496 slugging percentage and a .365 on-base percentage. Shed led Williams with at-abst (133) and started all 38 games. She was tied for second in doubles (7) and to date has one of two home runs allowed by Tufts National Player of the Year Allyson Fournier, her only home run of the season.