LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Recent Siena Heights University graduate Ashley Helmink was the lone Saint softball member on the 2019 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) all-region team. Helmink was on the first team All-Region VI team for the second consecutive season.
Helmink led the Saints in At-Bats (173), Runs (63), Hits (80) doubles (25), triples (9), home runs (10), runs batted in (60), and batting average (.462) among hitters with more than 10 at-bats. She broke single-season records for runs, 2B, 3B, and RBIs. Her .462 batting average is the second-highest season total in program history as are her 80 hits and her 10 home runs for 2019.
For her career, she is second in batting average (.413), tied for 6th in home runs (16) and triples (10), 6th in doubles (39), and 8th in runs (101).
The NFCA All-Region team consists of two 16-player teams in six NAIA regions across the country. This year a total of 192 student-athletes from 71 schools were selected to the 2019 All-Region squad.
All-Region players are nominated and selected by NFCA member head coaches in each of the six NAIA regions. The All-America team will be announced on June 5 at NFCA.org.
For a complete list of the 2019 NFCA All-Region Team click here.