LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Junior Alexa Silk (Freehold, NY/Greenville) was named to the 2017 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Monday evening.
The 360 All-Region players were nominated and selected by NFCA member coaches in each of the eight Division III regions.
Silk's 2017 Third-Team selection comes as the second of her career having been named to the Second-Team her freshman year. The second baseman is a three-time Skyline All-Conference selection as well as a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree. Silk has had one of the strongest seasons in program history. This year, the second baseman ended the season with 62 hits, 46 runs, 36 stolen bases, 28 RBI's, 14 doubles, seven home runs and three triples with a .449 batting average and a .746 slugging percentage. Silk, who was named to the Skyline weekly honor roll twice this season, finished first in the Skyline in slugging percentage, batting average, home runs, hits and stolen bases. Her 36 stolen bases ranked 16th in the country with her 62 hits coming in at 19th at the end of conference championships.
Silk had a record setting season shattering the single-season record of 20 stolen bases by Kristen Beikirch (2014) and Carla Pasquarelli (2004). The infielder also tied Beikirch's 2013 single-season 46 runs record. After three seasons at Sage, the junior also ranks in single-season in hits (3rd), home runs (3rd), doubles (5th), batting average (10th). With one year left in her career, Silk is already in 2nd in home runs (17), 2nd in stolen bases (51), 3rd in runs (115), 5th in hits (153) and 5thin doubles (34) in the career record book.
With the release of the latest NCAA Division III statistics, she is ranked nationally in 12 different categories. Among her top rankings, she is 16th with her 0.88 stolen bases per game average, while ranking 32nd in hits, 41st in runs scorer per game, 45th in batting average, 47th in slugging percentage (.746), 29th in total bases (103).