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Anderson, Jenkins and Rees Named to Softball All-Region Team

2012 NFCA All-Region Teams

STARKVILLE, Miss. – After posting a 33-12 overall record during an outstanding 2012 season, three Bridgewater Eagles softball players were selected to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region team in voting conducted among the region's coaches.

Sophomore Kasey Anderson, junior Heather Jenkins and senior Hillary Rees were each named to the All-Atlantic Region third team. All three players earned spots as at-large selections.

Anderson posted a stellar sophomore season from the number two hole in the lineup. The Chatham, Va. native led all of Division III in stolen bases with 41 during the regular season, setting a new single season Bridgewater record in the process. The speedy slapper also led the Eagles with 61 hits, good enough for second in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), while her .379 batting average led the Eagles during the season. Anderson also owned a .959 fielding percentage in her first season at second base. The honor for Anderson is the first of her career.

Jenkins was also stellar for the Eagles throughout the season in the circle and in the field. The Locust Grove, Va. native rolled up a conference-leading seven shutouts during the regular season and earned key victories over Cortland State and Coast Guard during Bridgewater's Spring Break trip to Florida. During the entire 2012 season, Jenkins rolled up a 1.36 ERA which ranks eighth on the single season Bridgewater list. Jenkins earned both wins in the ODAC tournament against Virginia Wesleyan and owned 17 wins during the season, which ranks second on the single season program register. Jenkins was also a third-team All-ODAC choice. The all-region selection for Jenkins is the first of her career.

Rees made it three in a row on the All-Atlantic region third team after a solid season in the field and from her leadoff post in the lineup. The Mount Crawford, Va. native pounded out 11 doubles and scored 41 runs from the top of the lineup and hit at a .324 average on the year. Rees committed just eight errors at shortstop and rolled five double plays to own a .949 fielding percentage. The recent Bridgewater graduate scored all three runs against Virginia Wesleyan as the Eagles advanced to the ODAC championship game against Roanoke and scored five runs during Bridgewater's tournament run. Rees owns multiple program records for the Eagles including the career records for stolen bases (52), runs scored (168), doubles (49) and walks (71). Aside from her stellar work on the field, Rees also was recently selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District first team.

Bridgewater's trio is among 15 players selected from the ODAC and the three players selected for the Eagles is the highest total since five were chosen in 2007.