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Women's Summer Collegiate Fast-Pitch Softball League

Look Who's Playing in 2018 softball league

Seventy-five players have enrolled in the Iowa Women's Softball League for the 2018 season as of Monday, April 23.

There are 42 players in the Eastern Division and 33players in the Central Division.

If you would like to enroll, pleaseĀ CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

EASTERN DIVISION (Cedar Rapids)

1. Katelyn Banning, OF/1B, Indian Hills (Center Point-Urbana)
2. Maleah Georgen, C, Luther (West Delaware)
3. Jennifer Giesey, SS, Winona State (Crystal Lake, Ill.)
4. Morgan Goedken, C, Wartburg (Iowa City Regina)
5. Erin Kuba, 3B, Indian Hills (Cedar Rapids Jefferson)
6. Mallory McArtor, MIF/OF, Coe (Mid-Prairie)
7. Jenna Schwartzhoff, P/1B, Clarke (Cedar Rapids Kennedy)
8. Megan Weber, C/1B, Coe (Cedar Rapids Kennedy)
9. Haley McFarlane, IF, St. Cloud State (Cedar Rapids Prairie)
10. Brooke Craig, P, Northern Iowa (Waterloo Columbus)
11. Haley Jones, SS/2B, Coe (Waterloo West)
12. Maddy Ryan, OF/P, Coe (Linn-Mar)
13. Morgan Braughton, OF, Mount Mercy (Linn-Mar)
14. Taylor Henderson, 3B/OF, Mount Mercy (Center Point-Urbana)
15. Avery Guy, SS, DMACC (Cedar Rapids Jefferson)
16. Erin Drahozal, P/IF, Upper Iowa (Xavier)
17. Kelsey Aikey, P, Western Kentucky (Waverly Shell-Rock)
18. Sydney Robertson, OF, Mount Mercy (Vinton-Shellsburg)
19. Brie Tauber, IF, Clarke (Dubuque Hempstead)
20. Paige Timmerman, IF, Luther (Cedar Rapids Kennedy)
21. Taylor Kurtz, P/1B/3B, U of Dubuque (Mid-Prairie)
22. Alyssa Wiebel, SS/LF, Illinois State (Benton Community)
23. Morgan Christner, P, Illinois State (Burlington Notre Dame)
24. Brittni LaFountaine, C, Illinois State (East Moline, Ill.)
25. Stephanie Thulen, OF, Illinois State (Fenton, Ill.)
26. Tianna Drahn, OF, Northern Iowa (Cedar Rapids Kennedy)
27. KyLeigh Becker, P/OF, Loras (West Liberty)
28. Hailey Duwa, 1B, Western Illinois (Pleasant Valley)
29. Tawny Menster, P/OF, Mount Mercy (Anamosa)
30. Payton Bruner, SS/3B, Mount Mercy (CR Washington)
31. Tara Lance, 2B/OF, DMACC (Solon)
32. Natalie Halvorson, P/1B, Kirkwood (CR Prairie)
33. Haley Pence, C/UT, IUPUI (Cedar Falls)
34. Skylar Hop, U, Mount Mercy (Clear Creek Amana)
35. Emily Oler, P/1B, Mount Mercy (Cedar Rapids Jefferson)
36. Emily Ira, P/OF, Western Illinois (Solon)
37. Emilee Meyer, OF, Missouri Southern (Muscatine)
38. Megan Bonnett, OF, Luther (Iowa City Regina)
39. Emma Hartman, OF, Cornell (Bettendorf)
40. Lauren Kuch, OF, Kirkwood (CR Prairie)
41. Lizzy VanManen, C, NE Mississippi CC (Pella Christian)
42. Adara Opiola, 3B, UNI (Iowa City West)

CENTRAL DIVISION (Indianola & Ames)

1. Abby Carlin, P/1B, Western Illinois (Ballard)
2. Lexi Merritt, 1B, Grand View (West Des Moines Valley)
3. Emma Olejniczak, P/OF, Northern Iowa (Perry)
4. Addy Pender, C/1B, Luther (Johnston)
5. Erica Kirgan, IF, Upper Iowa (Ankeny)
6. Madi Parrott, SS, NW Oklahoma State (Indianola)
7. Cheyenne Thompson, C/3B, Graceland (SE Polk)
8. Megan Rushing, 2B/3B, South Dakota State (WDM Valley)
9. Allison Fleming, C/OF, Albright College (Urbandale)
10. Olivia Goodale, P, Indian Hills (Johnston)
11. Meghan Gould, 2B/SS, Southwestern (Murray)
12. Tiffany Barr, C, Southwestern (Indianola)
13. Nicole DuToit, OF, Ellsworth (Southeast Polk)
14. Marissa Promes, P, Buena Vista (Greene County)
15. Lizzy Adams, P, Coe (Norwalk)
16. Addison Westercamp, 3B, Southwestern (Moulton-Udell)
17. Arianna Kim, P/OF, Simpson (Rockton, Ill.)
18. Madi Bennett, IF, Simpson (Fort Dodge)
19. Brynna Bowman, P/OF, Simpson (Fairfield)
20. Kayla Reusche, IF/OF, Simpson (Waverly-Shell Rock)
21. Ashley Allen, C, Simpson (East Marshall)
22. Amron Born, CF, Simpson (Norwalk)
23. Sam Koehn, IF/OF, Marshall (Bondurant-Farrar)
24. Makinna Fitzgerald, OF/C, Southwestern (Lenox)
25. Hannah Onken, 1B, Wartburg (Greene County)
26. Madison Yacko, 1B, Simpson (Mediapolis)
27. Georgia Porter, C, Simpson (West Marshall)
28. Macy Gill, IF, Minnesota (North Polk)
29. Melanie Rasmussen, OF, Missouri Western (Ankeny)
30. Cassidy Blackford, P, Western Kentucky (Marshalltown)
31. Izzy Collins, OF, Southeastern CC (Ames)
32. Courtney Johannes, P, NIACC (Pella Christian)
33. Lauren Watters, 2B/RF, Southeastern University (Dowling)

 

8 more players lift IWSL to 65

For the second straight busy week, eight new players have joined the Iowa Women's Softball League for the 2018 campaign.

The IWSL now has 65 college softball players in the program with the season opener June 3 still seven weeks away.

Amron Born and Madison Yacko of Simpson, excited about playing on their own college field in Indianola, joined the league this past week in the Central Division. That makes seven players from Simpson in the IWSL.

Megan Bonnett of Luther, Abby Carlin of Western Illinois, Sam Koehn of Marshall University in West Virginia, Makinna Fitzgerald of Southwestern Community College, Hannah Onken of Wartburg and Emma Hartman of Cornell College also have submitted their registration forms.

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The Iowa Women's Softball League lost one player this past week, but it was for a good reason. April Brown, a pitcher from Des Moines East High School and Utah State, will be playing professional softball in Germany during the IWSL season.

Born, a center fielder from Norwalk, is a freshman at Simpson. She made the all-state and academic all-state teams in high school and is hitting .333 with three RBIs at Simpson.

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8 more softball players join IWSL for 2018

Eight more college players have joined the Iowa Women's Softball League for the 2018 season during the past week, swelling the ranks to 58 players with the opener still eight weeks away.

Four more players from Simpson College have joined the league, excited about playing their games in the new Central Division on their own college field in Indianola.

Two more players from Mount Mercy University also have registered, equally excited about playing their games in the Eastern Division on their terrific new field on campus.

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The other two players to register in the past week are from Western Illinois University and Missouri Southern. All told, players from 29 different colleges have joined the IWSL so far.

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Pence, Kim push IWSL to 50 players

The Iowa Women's Softball League has turned 50.

Not years. Players.

Haley Pence of IUPUI-Indianapolis and Arianna Kim of Simpson College have joined the IWSL for this summer, giving the league 50 players for Year 2 of the program so far.

Pence, a catcher and outfielder from Cedar Falls, is a freshman at IUPUI this season. She has seen action in seven games for IUPUI, which is an NCAA Division I team that competes in the Horizon League.

Kim, a pitcher and outfielder from Rockton, Ill., is a junior at Simpson College in Indianola. She has a 3-1 record and 5.14 ERA for Simpson, which is an NCAA Division III school that plays in the Iowa Conference.

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Kim was named all-conference in high school and was honored as an Outstanding Student/Athlete in her league.

The Iowa Women's Softball League was formed by the Metro Sports Report last year and is the only summer college softball program in Iowa. The league will play a 16-game season, with a series of eight Sunday doubleheaders in June and July.

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6 more players join IWSL for 2018

There's too much snow on the ground to play college softball in most parts of Iowa right now, but registration for the summer league has accelerated like a snowball going down a hill.

Six more players have joined the Iowa Women's Softball League for this year, boosting the total number of players to 48 for the only collegiate summer league in Iowa.

Natalie Halvorson of Kirkwood, Payton Bruner of Mount Mercy, Lizzy Adams of Coe, Tara Lance of DMACC, Marissa Promes of Buena Vista and Addison Westercamp of Southwestern Community College have all enrolled in the IWSL in the past few days.

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Halvorson, a freshman from Cedar Rapids Prairie, has compiled a 10-2 record and 2.52 ERA for the second-ranked Kirkwood Eagles. She is tied for seventh in the country in victories and has shown pinpoint control, with 58 strikeouts and only 11 walks in 75 innings.

Bruner, a sophomore infielder from Cedar Rapids Washington, is hitting .400 for Mount Mercy with three homers and 17 RBIs. The Mustangs are 18-13 overall and 7-5 in the Heart of America Conference after struggling last season.

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