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Katie Reed Named NFCA All-Region Shortstop

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Sophomore sensation Katie Reed was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association All-Region Team, the organization announced on Thursday morning. The St. Louis, Missouri native was named First Team All-Southeastern Conference two weeks ago – and becomes the fourth shortstop in Kentucky program history to be named an All-Region shortstop.

Reed is currently the team leader on offense for the Wildcats, hitting .351 on the season with three home runs and 21 RBI. She has 65 hits on the season, which leads UK by 14 – 10 doubles and 14 stolen bases.

Defensively, Reed has been even better for the Wildcats, sliding over to shortstop this season after playing the entirety of her freshman season at second base. Reed has a .965 fielding percentage this season, and has committed just seven errors all season – the best fielding percentage and lowest error total for and starting shortstop in the SEC.

A brilliant student, as well, Reed has a 4.0 GPA and spoke at the opening of the Jacobs Science Building on campus back in the fall.

With Reed joining the All-Region Team, Kentucky has now had at least one honoree in each of the last five years, and in nine of the 10 years that head coach Rachel Lawson has been in charge of the program. Reed becomes the fourth different shortstop to garner All-Region honors, joining Brooke Marnitz (2007), Molly Johnson-Belcher (2009, 10) and Kara Dill (2011).

Kentucky opens play in the 2017 NCAA Softball Championships on Friday at 2:30 p.m. ET against DePaul. The game will be shown live on ESPN3 with Jenn Hildreth (pxp) and Carol Bruggeman (color) on the call from John Cropp Stadium in Lexington.

NFCA All-Southeast Region Winners

First Team

Pitcher, Kelly Barnhill, University of Florida

Pitcher, Jessica Burroughs, Florida State University

Catcher, Carlee Wallace, Auburn University

First Base, Alex Powers, Florida State University

Second Base, Nicole DeWitt, University of Florida

Third Base, Jessica Warren, Florida State University

Shortstop, Meghan Gregg, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Outfield, Amanda Lorenz, University of Florida

Outfield, Cortni Emanuel, University of Georgia

Outfield, Morgan Klaevemann, Florida State University

Utility/Pitcher, Aleshia Ocasio, University of Florida

DP or Utility/Non-Pitcher, Kendra Lynch, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Second Team

Pitcher, Delanie Gourley, University of Florida

Pitcher, Kaylee Carlson, Auburn University

Catcher, Sydney Broderick, Florida State University

First Base, Kayli Kvistad, University of Florida

Second Base, Aubrey Leach, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Third Base, Kasey Cooper, Auburn University

Shortstop, Katie Reed, University of Kentucky

Outfield, Sydni Emanuel, University of Georgia

Outfield, Tyler Ross, North Carolina State University

Outfield, Justine McLean, University of Florida

Utility/Pitcher, Brittany Pickett, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

DP or Utility/Non-Pitcher, Brooke Vines, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Third Team

Pitcher, Meghan King, Florida State University

Pitcher, Elizabeth McCarthy, Longwood University

Pitcher, Holly McKinnon, University of South Carolina Upstate

Catcher, Kirsten Mack, University of Missouri, Columbia

First Base, Caitlin Plocheck, Lipscomb University

Second Base, Mackenzie Boesel, University of South Carolina, Columbia

Third Base, Alyssa DiCarlo, University of Georgia

Shortstop, Taylor Wike, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Outfield, Megan Geer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Outfield, Ryan Jackson, Bethune-Cookman University

Outfield, Alyssa Rivera, Auburn University

Utility/Pitcher, Amber Schisler, Campbell University

DP or Utility/Non-Pitcher, Maeve McGuire, University of Georgia

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