The honors keep coming for Wilmington University freshman pitcher Makayla McCarthy as she was named to the 2018 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II All-East Region Second Team, announced on Saturday.
McCarthy was named CACC Pitcher of the Year and also named to the First Team All CACC last week for her dominating season which helped led Wilmington to a 37-17 record and second place finish in the CACC.
McCarthy was a force on the mound this season with a 18-10 record( tied 2nd in CACC) , 1.69 ERA ( 2nd in the CACC) and 211 strikeouts ( 1st in CACC) in 33 games.
The freshman pitcher became only the second Wilmington pitcher and the third time in program history to record over 200 strikeouts in a season. Former Wilmington pitcher Katie Warrington had 230 strikeouts in 2011 and 230 strikeouts in 2013.
McCarthy also recorded 23 complete games ( 1st in CACC) and pitched 194.2 innings this season.
194.2 innings pitched is a single season program record for the Wildcats.
2018 NFCA Division II All-East Region
P – Megan Cook – Merrimack
P – Morgan Perry – Saint Anselm
C – Samantha Reilly – Georgian Court
1B – Alyssa Williamson – Merrimack
2B – Nicole Camera – Adelphi
3B – Brenna Martini – Adelphi
SS – Allison Luzzi – Bridgeport
OF – Amanda Bickford – Saint Anselm
OF – Abbey Fortin – LIU Post
OF – Mikayla Newham – Mercy
DP – Kaileen Cain – Caldwell
Util-P – Sarah Lavallee – Southern New Hampshire
Util – Erin Thompson – Saint Anselm
P – Alexis Eastman – Le Moyne
P – Makayla McCarthy – Wilmington
C – Julia Seader – LIU Post
1B – Emily Turney – Adelphi
2B – Taylor Daniels – Dominican
3B – Skania Lemus – Mercy
SS – Taylor Luzzi – New Haven
OF – Krista King – Adelphi
OF – Lauren Zazzaro – Le Moyne
OF – Larissa Labs – Pace
Util-P – Peyton Bellrose – Le Moyne
Util – Jovanna Hillman – New Haven