Hunter earns All-American honors for Herkimer College


Herkimer College freshman catcher Hailey Hunter (Deerfield/Whitesboro) has earned All-American honors for a second time.

Hunter was selected among the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III All-Americans by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).

The NFCA, established in 1983, has named All-Americans for over 30 years. Hunter and freshman teammate Elora Wilmot are among 14 players nominated as All-Americans by the organization.

Hunter listed as a “designated player or utility/non-pitcher” on the All-America team. Hunter led Herkimer with a .418 batting average and had the team’s second-most RBI (46) and on-base percentage (.508) in 34 games. Hunter’s 46 RBI were second on the squad. She also had six doubles and five home runs.

Hunter was also named a Second Team All-American by the NJCAA Division III Softball Committee.

“We are absolutely thrilled to find out that both Elora (Wilmot) and Hailey (Hunter) were chosen by coaches across the country as NFCA All-Americans,” Herkimer Softball head coach P.J. Anadio said in a release. “Both young ladies are deserving and ultimately reaping the rewards of their hard work they put in for months leading up to the season. Not only are they great athletes and softball players, but they are both elite human beings.”

Herkimer finished with a 33-9-1 overall record during the spring.


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