UChicago softball nets three NFCA All-Region selections

Maeve Garvey, Anna Woolery and Maggie O'Hara
Maeve Garvey, Anna Woolery and Maggie O'Hara

CHICAGO – Three members of the University of Chicago softball team earned Great Lakes All-Region status from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) on Monday.

The three UChicago All-Region selections were the most for the softball program since grabbing five accolades in the 2012 season. The Maroons finished 2017 with a second-straight trip to the NCAA postseason and a 26-14 overall record.

Outfielder Maeve Garvey earned at-large First Team All-Region honors after previously placing First Team All-University Athletic Association (UAA) earlier in the month. The sophomore led the team with two home runs, 26 RBI, a .565 slugging percentage and a school-record 15 doubles. She also accumulated a .405 batting average and five stolen bases. Garvey's 53 hits were the fifth most in a season in program history.

Anna Woolery wrapped up her decorated career with Second Team All-Region recognition at the utility position. The senior infielder/outfielder tied a school record with 58 hits on the season and her 34 runs were the third most ever at UChicago. The Second Team All-UAA pick paced the squad with a .430 batting average and a .458 on-base percentage while adding 23 RBI, 12 stolen bases, six doubles and two triples.

Over her four-year career, Woolery ranks in the school's top 10 in several categories – fifth in runs (87), sixth in stolen bases (40) and seventh in hits (146).

Maggie O'Hara also finished her collegiate career on a high note with a spot on the Third Team All-Region (at-large position). In her senior campaign at third base, O'Hara hit for a .302 batting average with one home run, 24 RBI, eight doubles, one triple and six steals. In UChicago's career records, her 65 RBI rank eighth in that category.