HANOVER, N.H. – After being named Ivy League Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, Dartmouth softball’s Katie McEachern has also been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s Division I Northeast All-Region First Team, as announced by the NFCA.
For McEachern it is the second straight year she has been honored by the NFCA, after the shortstop was named to the Northeast All-Region Second Team in 2015.
McEachern closed out her phenomenal career in a Big Green uniform by rising to the top of the school’s all-time list in home runs (40), RBIs, (129), runs (128) and hits (203). She also finished with a career batting average of .380 for the best career average by any player in program history.
This season the San Diego, California native batted .442, the second highest average of her four years in Hanover after McEachern hit .449 in 2015. She also led the Ivy League in home runs for the majority of the season, finishing with 12. The shortstop knocked in five doubles and three triples this season adding to her team-high 53 hits. McEachern’s impressive offensive statistics also earned her a place on the All-Ivy First Team for the fourth consecutive season, becoming the first player in Dartmouth history to accomplish this feat.
McEachern is now eligible for the 2016 NFCA Division I All-American team, which will be announced at 5 p.m. on Wednesday June 1.