Junior Megan Hyson.

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Megan Hyson Named to NFCA All-Mideast Region First Team

May 16, 2014

WASHINGTON - Georgetown junior Megan Hyson (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division I All-Region Team this week, as announced by the NFCA. The NFCA honored 392 student-athletes across the nation from 158 different programs for its 2014 squads.

Hyson was selected to the First-Team Mideast Region for her outstanding play for the 2014 season. The Georgetown junior helped lead the Hoyas to a program-record 26 wins and to their second-straight appearance in the BIG EAST Championship in Chicago earlier this month as GU's season-long clean-up hitter and one of the squad's two starting pitchers.

At the plate, Hyson led Georgetown in batting average (.373), on-base percentage (.488), slugging percentage (.634), hits (50), extra-base hits (19), doubles (10), home runs (7), total bases (85), runs batted in (32) and walks (28). Her overall statistics also placed her among the top five for BIG EAST student-athletes in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, runs batted in and walks.

In the circle, Hyson compiled a 2.36 earned run average across 169.0 innings with a 15-11 record. She started 24 games with 19 complete games and six shutouts. The junior struck out 176 batters to only 60 walks while limiting her opponents to a .199 average. She finished in the top five of BIG EAST pitchers in earned run average, opposing batting average, innings pitches, strikeouts, strikeouts looking and wins.

She also threw a no-hitter against Stony Brook on March 1 in Charlotte, N.C.

Hyson recorded five double-digit strikeout outings this season including establishing a new career high with 14 strikeouts against Drexel on April 10.

This season, Hyson was named BIG EAST Player of the Week (March 31), BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week twice (March 3 and May 5) and three times to the BIG EAST Honor Roll (Feb. 24, March 10 and March 17). Her accolades led her being named to the 2014 BIG EAST All-Second Team.

The Hoyas saw their season come to a close with a 5-3 semifinal loss against St. John's at the BIG EAST Championship in Chicago on May 9. Hyson threw 4.1 innings in relief, giving up just one run in way of being named to the All-Tournament Team.

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