The season may be over, but the accolades continue to roll in for Nicholls softball.
For the first time since 1996, the Colonels put multiple players on the NFCA South All-Region teams in catcher Kali Clement and ace pitcher Megan Landry.
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced the teams Thursday, selecting Clement as the second-team catcher with Landry on the third team for the second straight season.
The honor for the Nicholls battery adds to their already long list of accomplishments this season that include both Clement and Landry being selected to the All Southland first team and the All Southland Tournament team earlier this month.
Two of the best players in recent memory in Thibodaux, Clement and Landry helped the Colonels to a third consecutive second-place finish at the conference tournament, falling in the championship round to Sam Houston State.
In her second season at Nicholls, the former transfer totaled 52 hits with nine doubles, two triples, six home runs and 22 RBIs. Clement started 52 of 55 games played, primarily serving as the catcher for the SLC's top pitching staff.
Clement was also named the 2018 Southland Newcomer of the Year and leaves Nicholls No. 8 all-time in batting average (.343) and third in slugging (.557).
Landry became the Colonels’ all-time winningest pitcher after her second straight 20-win season. She finished the year ranked ninth in the NCAA in victories with a 27-12 record in the circle, and was 42nd in ERA at 1.62. Landry also ranked 12th in the nation in shutouts (10) and eighth in fewest walks per seven innings (0.90).
Nicholls put much of its season in Landry’s hand as she pitched the second-most innings in the country with 250.
Clement and Landry were part of a 2019 senior class that led Nicholls to the Southland Tournament four consecutive seasons — a first in program history. Along with winning the 2018 regular season title, the Colonels earned a bye in the postseason all four years with three No. 2 seeds and one No. 1.