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Softball centerfielder given top honor by coaches’ association

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Sean Hurd.

Senior centerfielder Autumn Taylor was selected Thursday by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association to the Mid-Atlantic Region First Team, another honor for Taylor after nabbing an Atlantic 10 second-team all conference player earlier this month.

Then-junior Autumn Taylor rounds the bases trying to score for the Colonials. | Hatchet File Photo

Taylor becomes the first Colonials’ player to earn an all-region team spot since Elana Meyers in 2007. With the selection, Taylor moves on to the national ballot to be considered for All-America honors.

Taylor, who served as the team’s co-captain this season, had a standout year for the Colonials, with new personal bests in batting average (.350), slugging percentage (.629), triples (5) and RBI (44).

In late April, Taylor was named A-10 Player of the Week, making her one of just two Colonials ever to earn that honor twice in her career.

The Severna Park, Md. native is the Colonials’ all-time leader in RBI, with 103, and ranks second with 24 career home runs and fourth with 149 hits. Taylor leaves GW as one of the best hitters the program has ever seen, and leaves a giant hole to fill in the lineup next season.

The all-region teams were chosen by NFCA member coaches from each respective region. A total of 263 players from 137 different teams across the nation were selected to all-region squads in the organization’s 10 regions with first and second teams selected for each region.

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