Softball Trio Claims NFCA All-Region Accolades

Softball Trio Claims NFCA All-Region Accolades

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After helping lead the Boston University softball team to a Patriot League regular season and tournament crown, freshman Ali DuBois, junior Alex Heinen and senior Emma Wong have all earned All-Northeast Region accolades, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced Thursday morning.

Both DuBois and Heinen were named to the first team for the first time, while Wong was placed on the second team for her second career award after receiving Third Team honors in 2015. With the announcement, the Terriers have claimed three All-Region awards in the same season for the first time since 2012 and have had two named to the first team for the first time since 2011.

DuBois was just one of two in the country alongside Michigan's Meghan Beaubien to earn both a conference's Pitcher and Rookie of the Year award in the same season. The Torrington, Connecticut, native owns a school-record 28 wins, which are second most in the nation behind Beaubien's 32. She also has 191 strikeouts, 47th most in the country and eighth most in a season at BU. Highlighted by a no-hitter against Army, she has posted 11 total shutouts, ninth most in the NCAAs.

Heinen became the second catcher in Patriot League history to claim the conference's Player of the Year award. She is batting a team-high .366 with 50 RBIs, third most ever in a season at BU. Starting every game behind home plate, she's caught 17 base runners attempting a stolen base while recording 12 doubles, three triples and three homers. A San Clemente, California, native, she ranks 32nd nationally with 71 total hits after recording four apiece against both UMass Lowell and CSUN this season.

Wong earned PL All-Tournament honors this past weekend after batting .600 in three games with two doubles, four RBIs and four runs scored. She is second on the team batting .350 and owns 52 runs scored, second most ever in a season at BU. Receiving All-PL First Team and Academic All-PL accolades as well, Wong earlier in the season successfully reached base 22 straight contests. She leads the team with 19 stolen bases and has made several impressive defensive plays in right field for the Terriers.

The three Terriers will next take to the field on Friday night at No. 4 Oklahoma in the opening contest of the NCAA regionals. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
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