Junior outfielder Aislinn Lucas completed her second season without an error and has a .977 career fielding percentage. (Photo by Scott Eyre)

Lucas back on NFCA all-region team

EMU junior Aislinn Lucas (Grottoes, Va./Fort Defiance) has earned a repeat spot on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region Teams.  The softball player was named to the All-Atlantic Region Third Team.

Lucas was named to the All-Region Second Team last year and also has back-to-back All-ODAC First Team nods.

She batted a career high .452 this spring, a jump of 45 points from last year.  Lucas also notched career numbers with 42 hits, 22 runs, 21 RBIs and eight doubles despite playing in seven fewer games than either of her previous seasons.  The Royals had 10 games washed off the schedule due to inclement weather.

Lucas finished third in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference with her batting clip, fourth with a .495 on-base percentage, and tenth with a .634 slugging percentage.  She also had a perfect fielding percentage from her position in right field, not making an error in 27 chances.  She was one of just five women in the ODAC to play only in the field and not commit an error.

Of the 45 all-region honorees in the Atlantic Region, which stretches from southern Pennsylvania to Alabama, only nine players from the ODAC were selected.  Lucas was one of two ODAC women named all-region who did not play in the NCAA Tournament, as seven of the nine played for national participants Virginia Wesleyan and Randolph-Macon.

Eastern Mennonite finished the 2015 season with a record of 16-14, charting the 11th consecutive campaign with a .500 or better record.