NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Jill Gagnon (Manchester,
NH) and Kelsey Ellis (Vancouver, BC) were
named to the NFCA All-American East Region first team on
Of the 13 players named to the first team in the East Region, Gagnon and Ellis are two of the four representatives from the Northeast-10, with Super Regional and Northeast-10 Champion Le Moyne College getting the other two selections.
Gagnon, who threw two straight no-hitters including a 1-0 victory in the Northeast-10 First Round against Southern New Hampshire, finished third in the conference with a .411 average and was fourth with 36 RBIs. Perhaps the best two-way player in the league, the senior captain was third in the NE-10 with 150 strikeouts on the mound, while compiling a 13-9 record with a 2.17 ERA and 18 complete games.
Ellis, a sophomore third baseman, was second in the conference with a .411 average and had five homers and 27 RBIs. Her 24 steals in 30 attempts were also second in the Northeast-10.
Both players were Northeast-10 first team selections and led the Warriors to a 17-win improvement from 2008 and a fourth-place finish in the conference.
By virtue of being a first-team all-region All-American, both players will be listed on the All-American national ballot.
View the entire team here