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Central’s Meyer lands on all-region softball team

Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 11:34 a.m. CST

PELLA (CC) — Three Central College softball players were tabbed for the NFCA Division III All-Midwest Region team.

Pitcher Mallory Schulenberg and catcher Caitlyn Meyer (a Newton Senior High School graduate) were first-team selections while right fielder Emily Te Brink was named to the third team. First-team picks are eligible to be chosen to the NFCA all-America squad which will be announced at the national tournament banquet in Eau Claire, Wis. Thursday night.

Meyer, who was an at-large pick, was earlier named the position player of the year in the Iowa Conference after leading the league in 14 conference games in hitting (.548), home runs (6) and RBIs (19), among other categories. A Central team co-captain, she’s hitting .380 for the season with five doubles, a team-high eight home runs and 28 RBIs. She has a .471 on-base percentage and a .670 slugging percentage. Meyer has thrown out eight would-be base stealers and picked off three runners.