DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College senior Justine Johnston earned Div. III All-Region accolades, as the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced its 2009 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Region Teams on Monday.
Johnston was one of four HCAC athletes to receive recognition, garnering Third Team All-Central Region honors. DC's staff ace is one of 21 athletes on the list that will be competing in this weekend's Central Regional.
The Wauseon, Ohio native compiled a perfect 3-0 mark in the HCAC Tournament on her way to All-Tournament honors, helping the Jackets win their second-straight title and earn the HCAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Regional Tournament. Johnston is currently 17-9 on the season with a 2.22 ERA and five shutouts. The senior pitcher broke a pair of DC records this season, having tallied 64 victories and 408 strikeouts over the course of her four-year career with Defiance.
Johnston will take the mound for DC tomorrow, as the Jackets begin NCAA Regional Tournament action against Trine University at 10:00 a.m.