DSU Softball’s Lopez named All-Region 2nd Team selection

The versatility of Dakota State Softball sophomore Xitlali Lopez has been recognized once again by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). Lopez was named to the All-Region III Second Team for the second consecutive year, this time as a utility player.

Lopez smashed 7 home runs and collected 31 RBIs with a .364 batting average this season for the Trojans. Her presence was also felt in the pitcher’s circle with 14 complete games, 114 ⅓ innings pitched, and was named the NSAA Softball Gold Glove winner.

Lopez improves from last season’s All-Region Second Team At-Large bid and took home NSAA All-Conference First Team honors for the second straight year. Dakota State Softball was 9-35 overall and finished 6-21 in NSAA Conference games in 2019.

Below is the complete list of the NFCA NAIA All-Region III Second Team:

2019 NFCA NAIA All-Region III Second Team
Position Name School
P Kylie Doson Oklahoma City
C Jessie Isham Corban (Ore.)
1B Tayler Walker Southern Oregon
2B Hannah Shimek Southern Oregon
3B Morgan Nixon Morningside (Iowa)
SS Ellie Bliemeister Bellevue (Neb.)
OF Payton Carli Arizona Christian
OF Leilani San Pedro Arizona Christian
OF Olivia Mackey Southern Oregon
UT Xitlali Lopez Dakota State (S.D.)
At-Large Vanessa Dwyer Vanguard (Calif.)
At-Large Alexandra Stines Southern Oregon
At-Large Mariclea Egan Bellevue (Neb.)
At-Large Elsy Guzman Arizona Christian
At-Large Hallie Misiaszek Morningside (Iowa)
At-Large Christie Betker McPherson (Kan.)