Morgan Foley Talks Going from D2 to NPF

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Victor Anderson talked to Chicago Bandits rookie pitcher Morgan Foley about being in the NPF with the Bandits after a great career in D2 with Indianapolis. Foley became the second player ever to play in the NPF from Division 2 joining her rival Hannah Perryman who was the first ever draft pick from a D2 school this year by the Akron Racers

Among the topics Foley discussed with Anderson included.

  •  How Foley ended up at Indianapolis?

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    Perryman and Foley battled for 4 yrs in the Great Lakes Valley Conference
  • How Foley almost ended up with Bandits as an intern?
  • Her  rivalry against Hannah Perryman as Perryman was in the same conference as Foley as Perryman played for Missouri -St Louis. Foley and Indy knock off Perryman and Missouri- St Louis in 2015 Super Regionals to advances to D2 version of Women College World Series.
  • Foley’s 30 strikeouts in 13 inning perfomance
  • Foley’s No Hitter with 21 strikeouts in 7 innings
  • Her plans after Softball
  • What it like being with Bandits?
  • How fellow rookie pitcher Shelby Turnier and entire Bandits staff are helping her adjust to the NPF.

Morgan Foley Interview

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Morgan Foley

Foley ended her college career as UIndy’s all-time leader in wins (140), strikeouts (1,659) and innings pitched (1027.0) Foley finished second all-time in career Ks by a Division II pitcher  behind only Perryman. Foley was named a top-3 finalist for the Schutt Sports/NFCA Division II National Player of the Year . Foley was  dubbed All-America First Team by both CoSIDA and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) … 2016 D2CCA Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year … CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II Softball Second Team … four-time first team all-region honoree, both from CoSIDA and the NFCA . Foley became just the third pitcher in NCAA history (first DII pitcher) to strikeout all 21 batters in a seven-inning game — a 2-0 win versus in-region Hillsdale (2/27); recorded a no-hitter in that game, facing just 25 batters (21 K, 4 BB, 0 balls in play)

In 2015 Foley help lead Indianapolis to the D2 version of the Women’s College World Series which was held at Oklahoma City. Foley was voted First Team All-America by both the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and the College Sports Information Directors of America. Foley was  one of 10 finalists for Schutt Sports/NFCA Division II National Player of the Year … also garnered first-team recognition on the All-Midwest Region and All-GLVC squads, as well as team MVP … broke her own school record for strikeouts with a Division II-leading 457 Ks, good for the fifth-highest total in DII history … finished second in the nation in wins (39) and eighth in ERA (1.19),

In 2014, Foley was Named 2014 Division II Pitcher of the year by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), becoming first-ever Greyhound to receive the honor … dubbed All-America First Team by both CoSIDA and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) … finished second in the nation in both wins (33) and strikeouts (386), with the latter breaking her own school record .

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