Louisville, Ky. (May 17) - Three members of the MIT softball team including senior Ravenne Nasser (Methuen, Mass.), junior Devon Goetz (Rockville, Md.) and sophomore Colleen Campbell (Snoqualmie, Wash.) have all been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-New England teams, as the organization released its selections earlier this week.
Nasser, who was placed on the All-New England First Team for the second consecutive season, picked up her third All-Region accolade this spring, while Goetz earned her second All-Region nod by being placed on the Second Team this season. Campbell, a first-time honoree, earned a spot on the Third Team in 2019. A total of 45 student-athletes were placed on the three All-New England teams this year and the First Teamers are eligible for All-America recognition, which will be revealed on May 22 at the NCAA Division III Championship banquet in Tyler, Texas. MIT was one of 33 Division III institutions to earn at least three all-region awards this year and accounted for three of the 12 student-athletes chosen from the NEWMAC.
Nasser posted a record of 18-7 with 21 complete games, 134 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.55 in 28 games this spring. The senior became the first student-athlete in program history to throw back-to-back no hitters on the same day as she did that against Clark University back on April 6. Nasser closed her career ranked first all-time in wins (55), first in innings pitched (509.2), first in ERA (1.69), second in winning percentage (.711) and fourth in strikeouts (397). The two-time New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Pitcher of the Year also became the first student-athlete in program history to be named as the NFCA Division III National Pitcher of the Week.
Goetz, a two-time NEWMAC All-Conference selection, batted .323 with 43 hits, 12 doubles, four triples, four homers and 22 RBI in 43 games with the Engineers in 2019. The junior stole 29 bases on 31 attempts to break the single-season record that was previously held by Denise Nemchev from the 1992 season and her four home runs tied the single-season record that is held by classmates Madi Pickett (Santa Barbara, Calif.) and Michelle Wist (Cypress, Texas) as well as Jenny Li from the 2009 season.
Campbell, in 20 appearances as a sophomore, went 11-5 with ten complete games, a career-high 121 strikeouts and a 1.38 ERA over 117 innings in the circle. Her 1.38 ERA ranks third in the record books for best ERA in a season, while her 121 strikeouts is ninth best in a season. The sophomore posted three double-digit strikeout games this spring which came against Emerson (12), Johnson & Wales (13) and Rowan (13).
All three of these student-athletes were placed on the NEWMAC All-Conference First Team earlier this season and guided the Engineers to a 30-12-1 record overall, which featured the team's fourth all-time appearance in the NCAA Regional Final. They also helped MIT to a fielding percentage of .977 which ranked fourth in all of Division III this season and an ERA of 1.50.