NIACC's Sherwood earns all-American honors

Kaci Sherwood gets ready to hit during a game against Indian Hills this season.
Kaci Sherwood gets ready to hit during a game against Indian Hills this season.

MASON CITY - NIACC sophomore Kaci Sherwood was selected as a NFCA NJCAA Division II second-team all-American as an infielder.

Sherwood was also a first-team all-NJCAA Region XI selection and a first-team all-NFCA NJCAA Division II all-Midwest Region selection.

Sherwood, who hit .453 with 15 home runs and 50 RBIs, was selected as the ICCAC player of the week twice during the 2019 season.

It is the second straight season that a NIACC softball player has earned NFCA all-American honors. Morgan Thesing-Ritter was a second-team selection in 2018 as an outfielder.

Sherwood is NIACC's career home run leader with 24 and is tied for first on the career RBI list with 97. She also ranks second on the school's career hits list (123), third on the career doubles list (25) and seventh on the career batting average list (.401). 

A total of 10 players from the ICCAC were selected to the NFCA NJCAA Division II all-American teams. First-team selections from the ICCAC were DMACC's Ally Pickering (designated player), Josie Swafford (pitcher) and Mia Ruther (infield), Kirkwood's London Jackson (infield) and Shelby Hulsebus (outfield) and Iowa Central's Cheyenne Anderson (outfield).

Second-team selections from the ICCAC were Kirkwood's Erin Hocker (pitcher), Iowa Central's Sophia Cave (infield), DMACC's Morgan Lewis (outfield) and Sherwood (infield).

NIACC'S ALL-AMERICANS

NJCAA Division I

1992  - Heather Higgins (catcher) honorable mention

NSCA All-American

1996 - Mary Jo Vrba (utility) 3rd team

NFCA All-American

2016 - Kendall Cornick (outfield) NJCAA Division II first team

Note: Kendall Cornick was a 2016 NFCA NJCAA Division II Golden Shoe winner.

2018 - Morgan Thesing-Ritter (outfield) NJCAA Division II second team

2019 - Kaci Sherwood (infield) NJCAA Division II second team

Fast Pitch News All-American

2016 - Kendall Cornick (outfield) NJCAA Division II 2nd team

 

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