BOCA RATON, Fla. - Florida Atlantic University shortstop Emily Lochten and utility player Tatum Buckley were named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) South Region Team, on Thursday. Lochten made the first team, while Buckley was a third team member.
Lochten was recently named to the All-Conference USA First Team for the second year in a row. On the season, the Lake Worth, Fla. native led the Owls in numerous offensive categories including batting average (.408) and RBI (41) and set single-season program records for runs scored (58), slugging percentage (.834) and on-base percentage (.539) and tied the FAU mark for total bases (131).
Buckley, a junior from Monroe, Conn., made the third team as a utility player/pitcher for the second consecutive year. She hit .232 with 21 RBI in 2017. As a pitcher, Buckley was 10-8 with a 2.43 ERA.
The all-region teams were chosen by NFCA member coaches from each region, and all honorees will be eligible selections for the NFCA All-American teams, which will be announced on May 31. The entire all-region team can be found on NFCA.org.