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Women's Summer Collegiate Fast-Pitch Softball League

College softball league begins Sunday

The idea for the Iowa Women's Softball League began last summer when I asked Joe Drahozal what his daughter, Erin, was doing for softball while she was on vacation from Upper Iowa University.

Joe's answer surprised me: Erin would not be playing softball during the summer, except for individual workouts, because there were not any women's collegiate fast-pitch softball leagues in Iowa.

Well, there is now.

The new Iowa Women's Softball League will swing into action this Sunday afternoon with doubleheaders at Kirkwood Community College and Coe College at 2 p.m.

There are 52 players and four teams in the league. That number includes 46 active college players and six former college players who are anxious to get on the field again.

It's taken nearly a year of planning and preparation by the Metro Sports Report and friends, but Opening Day is fast approaching and everyone is ready to roll.

As president of the Metro Sports Report , I'd like to personally thank all the college coaches for their support. We have players from 23 different colleges and they hail from 34 different high school programs.

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Rosters for Iowa Women's Softball League

There are 52 players in the new Iowa Women's Softball League that  starts on Sunday, May 28.

The 52 players are from 23 colleges and 34 high schools and include  players from NCAA DI, NCAA DII, NCAA DIII, NAIA and Junior Colleges.

Here are the rosters:

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Schedule for Iowa Women's Softball League

Here is the schedule for the Iowa Women's Softball League.

The league will be conducted on 10 straight Sundays from May 28 through July 30. There will be doubleheaders each day at Kirkwood and  Coe at 2 p.m.

The season will conclude with league playoffs on July 30.

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IGHSAU Hall of Famer joins softball league

Jaydn Spencer, one of the greatest high school softball players in state history, has joined the new Iowa Women's Softball League that will start later this month.

Sonya McCormick, an all-region selection from Iowa Central Community  College, also has joined the league. So have Stephanie Wehr and KyLeigh Becker, a pair of freshmen at Loras College.

Spencer helped the University of Alabama win the College World Series in 2012 and was inducted into the IGHSAU Hall of Fame in 2016 in recognition of her outstanding career at Waterloo West High School.

Spencer was a five-team all-state selection at Waterloo West and was  named the Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior in 2011. She hit .625 with 17 home runs that year and compiled a 25-9 record and 0.84 ERA as a pitcher with 384 strikeouts in 224 2/3 innings.

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Spencer hit 54 home runs in high school, which was a state record at the time. She is currently an academic athletic adviser at the University of Northern Iowa and will be a part-time player in the Iowa Women's Softball League due to a busy summer.

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Look Who's Playing in MSR softball league

Here are the 47 players who have joined the new Iowa Women's Softball League (updated through May 14). If you would like to join, click on the link below.

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1. Erin Kuba, Indian Hills (CR Jefferson)
2. Peyton Baskerville, Mount Mercy (CR Kennedy)
3. Tianna Drahn, Northern Iowa (CR Kennedy)
4. Lexi Kinnaird, Kirkwood (Clear Creek Amana)
5. Maddy Ryan, Coe (Linn-Mar)
6. Mallory McArtor, Coe (Mid-Prairie)
7. Taylor Nearad, Kirkwood (Solon)
8. Bria Lenten, Loras (CR Washington)
9. Tawny Menster, Mount Mercy (Anamosa)
10. Maddie Hansen, Kirkwood (CR Jefferson)
11. Megan Bonnett, Luther (IC Regina)
12. Morgan Frost, Kirkwood (Don Bosco)
13. Taylor Kurtz, Waldorf (Mid-Prairie)
14. Haley Jones, Coe (Waterloo West)
15. Morgan Goedken, Wartburg (IC Regina)
16. Alyssa Wiebel, Illinois State (Benton)
17. Monika Bevans, Kirkwood (Solon)
18. Ali Herdliska, South Dakota State (Solon)
19. Erin Drahozal, Upper Iowa (Xavier)
20. Sydney Robertson, DMACC (Vinton-Shellsburg)
21. Emily Ira, Western Illinois (Solon)
22. Lexi Ferrari, Kirkwood (Alleman Catholic, Rock Island, Ill.)
23. DoniRae Mayhew, Kirkwood (Bettendorf)
24. Morgan Christner, Illinois State (New London)
25. Paige Timmerman, Luther (CR Kennedy)
26. Hailey Duwa, Western Illinois (Pleasant Valley)
27. Morgan Smith, Southeastern CC (Davenport North)
28. Gabi Carter, Indiana State (Kirkwood/CR Prairie)
29. Taylor Bell, Waldorf (Madrid)
30. Brittney Roby, Northern Iowa (DMACC/Twin Cedars)
31. Brooke Craig, Northern Iowa (Waterloo Columbus)
32. Abbie Young, Ellsworth (AGWSR)
33. Hannah Onken, Wartburg (Greene County)
34. Jaydn Spencer, ex-Alabama (Waterloo West)
35. Bradi Yost, Ellsworth (Aplington-Parkersburg)

36. Jaclyn Spencer, Northern Iowa (Waterloo West)
37. Chelsea Thornley, Webster University (Clinton, Mo.)
38. Adara Opiola, Northern Iowa (Iowa City West)
39. Marissa Promes, Indian Hills (Greene County)
40. Kelsey Aikey, Western Kentucky (Waverly-Shell Rock)
41. Jessica Nearad, ex-University of Dubuque (Solon)
42. Audra Bridenstine, Kirkwood (West Liberty)
43. Bethany Koskamp, ex-Central College (Kennedy)
44. Shelby Crist, ex-Kirkwood, Upper Iowa (Prairie)
45. Sonya McCormick, Iowa Central (Monticello)
46. Stephanie Wehr, Loras (Xavier)
47. Kyleigh Becker, Loras (West Liberty)
48. Addy Pender, Luther (Johnston)

   
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