Five Big Ten Softball Students Named NFCA All-Americans
May 31, 2018


ROSEMONT, Ill. — Five Big Ten softball students from four conference schools earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division I All-America honors, it was announced late Wednesday by the NFCA.

Three of the five honorees — Michigan’s Faith Canfield, Minnesota’s Kendyl Lindaman and Ohio State’s Lilli Piper — received the second All-America citations of their respective careers. The other two Big Ten All-Americans were freshmen, with Michigan’s Meghan Beaubien appearing on the first team and Northwestern’s Rachel Lewis collecting second-team accolades.

Lindaman and Piper also garnered Academic All-Big Ten honors on Wednesday, part of a group of 137 Big Ten softball students to earn that distinction this season. In addition, Lindaman was a Google Cloud Academic All-District selection earlier this month and is eligible for Google Cloud Academic All-America status, with that announcement scheduled for Monday.

The following is a list of the Big Ten students who earned NFCA Division I All-America honors this season — the full list of NFCA Division I All-Americans is available by CLICKING HERE:

NFCA All-America First Team
At-Large/P – Meghan Beaubien, Michigan

NFCA All-America Second Team
C – Kendyl Lindaman, Minnesota
SS – Lilli Piper, Ohio State
At-Large/2B – Rachel Lewis, Northwestern

NFCA All-America Third Team
At-Large/2B – Faith Canfield, Michigan