CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior pitcher/infielder Chloe Amarilla was one of 50 players in the nation who were named to the the 2019 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division III National Player of the Year watch list, the NFCA announced today.
The list is compiled annually by the NFCA's Division III All-America committee. The list will subsequently be cut to 25 and 10 as the season progresses, before the winner is chosen following the completion of the NCAA Championship.
Amarilla was a Third-Team NFCA All-America selection and First-Team NFCA All-Region selection for the Athenas a year ago. She appeared in all 46 games, leading the SCIAC in hits (65), while leading the Athenas in runs scored (38), doubles (14), batting average (.428), and on-base percentage (.466). She also tallied 26 RBI and eight stolen bases, and had a 20-game hitting streak that lasted for over a month.
As a pitcher, Amarilla earned an 11-5 record in the circle with a 2.49 ERA. She tossed first-career no-hitter against Hamline (Mar. 17) and picked up a career-high nine strikeouts against Fontbonne (Mar. 4). She also earned the win on opening day this season against Whitworth, a 7-2 victory in which she allowed three hits.
CMS will be back in action on Friday, when it hosts Vanguard for a non-conference doubleheader, beginning at 12 p.m.
To view the complete list of 50 players on the 2019 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division III National Player of the Year watch list, visit the following link on the NFCA website:
NFCA Division III Watch List