Currie Named NFCA First Team All-Region
Just over a week after earning the first all-conference first team honor of her career, junior captain Haley Currie (Burlington, Mass.) of the Merrimack College softball team has been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-East Region First Team as she continues to rack up the accolades after an outstanding junior season.
This marks the first All-Region honor for Currie as she lands on spot on the first team, adding to her third all-conference award she earned this season which was also her first time on the NE-10 All-Conference First Team. Currie also becomes the first all-region selection for the Warriors since the 2013 season.
The Burlington, Massachusetts native was selected to the all-region first team in the pitcher-utility slot, with the junior contributing to Merrimack’s success in every aspect of the game. On the mound, she led her team in wins (8), complete games (8), ERA (3.52), strikeouts (45) and innings pitched. Her 119.1 innings pitched rank third among all pitchers in the NE-10.
On top her pitching numbers, Currie was also the team’s top performer at the plate, as her slash line of .394/.453/.577 and 27 RBI were all team-highs, and her five homers ranked second on the squad, while all of those numbers were career-highs for Currie. In one stretch this season, Currie strung together a 17-game hitting streak, and upon the team’s return from their trip to Florida, she recorded a hit in 28 of Merrimack’s final 30 games of the season. Her .394 batting average ranked seventh in the NE-10 this season, while her 27 RBI tied for 13th.