Council Bluffs, Iowa
It's a clean sweep for the Reivers' Zoe Hicks. The sophomore from Boissevain, Manitoba, Canada batted 1.000 in All-American honors, named to the NJCAA, NFCA & FPN All-American teams.
The Sophomore, bound for the University of Buffalo in the fall, is the Reivers' first All-American since 2016 when Jade Lee earned honors as a Freshman. The postseason hardware started rolling in when Hicks was named to the All-Region XI team as the ICCAC Offensive Player of the Year. She then nabbed 3rd team All-American honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and 2nd team Fastpitch News All-American honors. Hicks was the only player from the ICCAC to be named on the NJCAA's All-American list, making it as the 1st team's utility member. She racked up 16 wins in the circle in the Spring for the Reivers while offensively leading the team in average (.488), doubles (24), RBI (71) & walks (23). She was 2nd on the team in runs scored (66) and was elated by the honor saying, "It was a goal of mine right from the start of the season and I'm thrilled! It's nice to be recognized for the hard work we put in."
Iowa Western also landed Lily Gregory on the NFCA's All-Midwest Team as an outfielder.
Gregory, a freshman from Boise, Idaho, hit .442 with 20 extra-base hits and was the first outfielder on the Second Team, placing her one spot away from All-American eligibility. She sees the award as an opportunity for growth, "I'm blessed to to receive this award but it's also a reminder that I need to work harder to be an All-American next year."
The Reivers finished 44-10 overall and ranked as high as 15th nationally during a season that finished in the Regional Finals.
FULL NJCAA All-American Team | http://njcaa.org/sports/sball/2017-18/div1/all-americans/index
FULL National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American Team | https://nfca.org/index.php?option=com_zoo&view=category&layout=category&awardtype=all-american&awarddivision=njcaa-i&awardyear=2018&Itemid=305
FULL Fastpitch News All-American Team | https://fastpitchnews.com/college-softball-news/2018-fpn-njcaa-di-all-american-team/352349