Cambridge, Mass. - Sophomore Jordan Day (Seminole, FL.), was selected as a First Team All-American at the designated player position, as the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association (NFCA) released its 2019 Division III All-American selections on Wednesday evening at the NCAA Division III Championship banquet in Tyler, Texas. Day, who was named a Pre-Season DIII All-American by Fast Pitch News, is one of 46 players chosen for the 2019 NFCA Division III All-America softball teams. Day is the first Lesley softball student-athlete, and the first New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) softball student-athlete to receive an All-American accolade. 46 players chosen for the 2019 NFCA Division III All-America softball teams.
#19 JORDAN DAY
- Day leads the Lynx in nearly every statistical category. The sophomore has posted a .578 batting average along with 78 hits, 51 runs scored, 15 doubles, nine home runs, 45 RBI's, a .904 slugging percentage, .597 on-base percentage, and 122 total bases on the season.
- The sophomore set single season highs for multiple categories for Lesley (according to available statistics, dating back to 2006). Over the season, Day set single season program records for hits, total bases, batting average, and on-base percentage. While Day's production in runs, RBI's, and slugging percentage were enough for 2nd most all-time in a single season as a Lynx.
- In terms of conference, Day set single season records in the NECC in overall hits and batting average. Meanwhile, Day's overall total bases, slugging percentage, and on-base percentage were enough for the second most all-time in a single season. Day also placed top five in runs scored and RBI's in a single season from an NECC athlete overall.
- Nationally, Day ranks as one of the best hitters in Division III. Day is the nation's leader in hits, while also being the nation toughest hitter to strikeout. Meanwhile, Day also holds a top ten ranking in: batting average (2nd), on-base percentage (4th), slugging percentage (6th), runs scored per game, 1.28 (7th), and total bases (6th). All rankings taken before NCAA Division III Championship bracket.
The NCAA Division III Championship takes place in Tyler, Texas, beginning on Thursday afternoon.
Established in 1983, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) is the professional growth organization for fastpitch softball coaches from all competitive levels of play. Although collegiate coaches comprised the majority of the organization's membership in the early days, today they are joined by high school, travel ball, professional and international coaches, along with umpires, clubs, businesses and fans of fastpitch softball. Growing from 40 members in 1983 to over 5,700 today, the NFCA boasts members from all 50 states and 11 international countries – Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland and Sweden.