Niles Named to the NFCA DII All-Southeast Region First Team

Niles Named to the NFCA DII All-Southeast Region First Team


LOUISVILLE, Ky.  Anderson University softball senior standout Cailah Niles has been named to the NFCA DII All-Southeast Region First Team, released by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Wednesday.

Niles ranked first in the South Atlantic Conference in home runs (16) and tied for second with 55 RBI. The senior slugger batted .364 with a .768 slugging percentage ripping 11 doubles and one triple while drawing a team-high 27 walks. Niles earned All-SAC Second Team accolades and SAC All-Tournament Team honors.

The Phenix City, Ala. native started all 48 games behind the plate this past season pushing her consecutive start total to 203 games. Niles has hit a career total of 63 home runs breaking both the Anderson all-time career record (47) and the SAC all-time career record (47) which was previously held by 2014 AU graduate Abby Child.

The awards honor softball student-athletes from the Association's eight regions with first and second team selections. NFCA member coaches from each respective region voted on the teams, and all the honorees now become eligible for selection to the 2018 NFCA Division II All-America squads.



2018 NFCA Division II All-Region Southeast

First Team

Pos. First Name Last Name School

Pitcher                       Kylee Smith                   University of North Georgia

Pitcher                       Amber Johns                 University of North Georgia

Catcher                     Cailah Niles                 Anderson University

First Base                  Maria Williamson           Coker College

Second Base             Emily Harris                   Young Harris College

Third Base                 Jamie Johnson              University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Shortstop                  Calli Star                      Columbus State University

Outfield                     Holland Coursey           Georgia College

Outfield                     Hannah Riddle              King University

Outfield                     Erin Boone                    Lenoir-Rhyne University

Designated Player    Haley Simonds              Newberry College

Utility-Pitcher            Lacie Rinus                   Carson-Newman University

Utility-Non-Pitcher    Abby Fiessinger            Carson-Newman University


Second Team

Pos. First Name Last Name School

Pitcher                      Courtney Smith            Limestone College

Pitcher                      Emily Kenley                 Lenoir-Rhyne University

Catcher                     Shelby Hammontree    University of North Georgia

First Base                  Elizabeth Perdue         Columbus State University

Second Base             Ashley Parnell              Limestone College

Third Base                 Jenna Burnett              King University

Shortstop                  Natalie Willis                Newberry College

Outfield                     Delaney Guerrero        Tusculum College

Outfield                    Caroline Snider            Georgia College

Outfield                    Kaylyn Anthony            University of North Georgia

Designated Player   Alishia Frierson             University of North Georgia

Designated Player   Kirstin Reynolds            Columbus State University

Utility-Pitcher           Aubrey Reep                 Wingate University

Utility-Non-Pitcher   Hayley Tierce                Georgia Southwestern State University

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