Robert Morris sophomore Nicole Sleith was selected as a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region honoree. Sleith, a 2011 Yough High School graduate, was named All-Region for the second straight season and she earned a spot on the Second Team in the Great Lakes Region. With her selection, Sleith becomes only the third Colonial ever to collect multiple All-Region honors in a career.
The all-region teams were chosen by head coaches from each region. All of the all-region honorees will now be eligible for selection to an All-American team. Sleith earned this distinction in a Great Lakes Region that consists of seven schools bound for the NCAA Tournament this year. Sleith had previously become the first Colonial ever to be named Northeast Conference (NEC) Pitcher of the Year more than once.
Sleith was a catalyst in helping the Colonials to their third consecutive NEC regular-season title. She won 17 games and maintained a 1.73 ERA over 33 appearances. She leads the NEC and ranks among the top 35 nationally in strikeouts per seven innings (8.5), hits allowed per seven innings (4.56) and saves (five). She allowed opponents to hit just .180 off of her and finished with six shutouts this season. Sleith ranked among the single-season top 10 at RMU in wins, winning percentage, shutouts, strikeouts and saves in 2013 and even began to climb up the ranks in the career record book. Sleith’s 11 career shutouts, 457 career strikeouts and 42 career wins rank her among the top six in each of those categories in RMU history through only two seasons.