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Stranded SWCC players turn to summer league

The softball players at Southwestern Community College in Creston were bitterly disappointed this winter when the school announced it was canceling the 2018 season because there were only 11 student/athletes on the team.

Now at least two of those SWCC players will be finding an outlet in the Iowa Women's Softball League this summer. It's not the same as a college campaign, but it's the next-best thing in Iowa.

Addison Westercamp, a freshman at Southwestern, contacted the league this past weekend about playing this summer. She has not enrolled yet, but plans to register in the near future.

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Westercamp contacted Meghan Gould, another freshman at Southwestern, and Gould promptly enrolled in the IWSL on Saturday. So even though SWCC will not be playing any games this spring, Westercamp and Gould will get to play 16 games this summer.

Gould is a middle infielder who was named to the Blue Grass All-Conference team while attending Murray High School. She lives in Osceola. Westercamp is a third baseman who attended Moulton-Udell High School.

Olivia Goodale, a sophomore All-American pitcher at Indian Hills Community College, also has enrolled for Year 2 of the summer league, putting 32 players in the fold with many more on the way.

Goodale has a 3-1 record and 1.25 ERA this season at Indian Hills. She went 15-9 with a 2.18 ERA in 2017 and helped the Warriors reach the NJCAA Division I World Series.

Goodale was named the ICCAC Division I Pitcher of the Year in 2017 and was a first team All-American. She also was a first team Academic All-American with a 3.78 GPA.

Goodale prepped at Johnston High School, where she was an all-conference pitcher in the CIML.

The Iowa Women's Softball League was formed by the Metro Sports Report last year as the only summer collegiate league in Iowa. There are plans to have an Eastern Division in Cedar Rapids and a new Central Division in Ames and Indianola.

The Hawkeye Convenience Stores are the title sponsor of the IWSL.

All current and former college players are eligible for the league, including graduating seniors. The player fee is $100. Scholarships are available to anyone who asks.

The entire registration process can be handled on-line at MetroSportsReport.com. Click on the "MSR summer softball" tab at the top of the home page, then click on the registration link that appears with the softball stories. Have a credit card handy.

Contact IWSL director Jim Ecker with any questions at 319-390-4236 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 March 2018 05:37 )  

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