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Friday, April 19, 2019
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Women's Summer Collegiate Fast-Pitch Softball League

Aikey, Robertson returning to IWSL for 2018

Kelsey Aikey and Sydney Robertson enjoyed playing in the new Iowa Women's Softball League last summer.

Now they are returning for Year 2.

Aikey and Robertson have boosted the enrollment for the 2018 campaign to 27 players, with 18 registered for the Eastern Division in Cedar Rapids and nine for the Central Division in Ames and Indianola.

Aikey, a strong pitcher, compiled a 7-4 record and 2.92 ERA as a freshman at Western Kentucky last season. She starred in the Conference USA tournament when she tossed 11 2/3 innings and did not allow a single run.

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Aikey was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team and also was selected to the C-USA honor roll for her work in the classroom. Aikey began her high school career at Cedar Falls and spent one year at Waverly-Shell Rock as a senior.

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Fleming joins IWSL for 2018 campaign

The Iowa Women's Softball League featured players from colleges throughout the Midwest last season.

Now the IWSL is heading East.

Allison Fleming, a freshman at Albright College in Reading, Pa., has joined the league for the 2018 campaign, making her the first representative from a school in Pennsylvania in the league.

Albright College is an NCAA Division III school that competes in the Middle Atlantic Conference.

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Fleming is a catcher and outfielder who attended Urbandale High School. She is the 25th player to enroll in the Iowa Women's Softball League for 2018 with many more on the way.

The vast majority of registered players are currently attending colleges in Iowa, of course, but the IWSL also has attracted players from schools in Minnesota, Utah, Oklahoma and South Dakota for next summer.

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Guy, Drahozal join IWSL for 2018

Two of the top high school softball players from Cedar Rapids the past few years will be competing in the Iowa Women's Softball League this  summer.

Avery Guy, an all-state shortstop at Cedar Rapids Jefferson, enrolled in the IWSL this past weekend. She is currently a freshman at DMACC in  Boone after hitting a robust .514 with eight home runs and 37 RBIs last season and helping the J-Hawks reach the Class 5A state tournament.

Guy began playing for Jefferson as an 8th grader and was named  all-state in 2015, 2016 and 2017. She also was named the Mississippi Valley Conference Player of the Year last season.

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Erin Drahozal, who played in the inaugural Iowa Women's Softball League this past summer, has enrolled again for 2018.

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Rushing joins IWSL for 2018

Another former all-state player has joined the Iowa Women's Softball League for the 2018 campaign.

Megan Rushing, who starred at West Des Moines Valley, has become the 22nd player to join the IWSL for next summer.

Rushing, an infielder, helped West Des Moines Valley place third at the Class 5A state tournament in 2015 as a senior.

Rushing played junior college softball at DMACC the last two seasons, where she belted 21 home runs and drove in 93 runs in two years. She  helped the Bears make two trips to the NJCAA Division II national  tournament and twice was named to the all-region teams.

Rushing is currently a junior at South Dakota University, which competes at the NCAA Division I level in the Summit League.

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Rushing plans to play in the new Central Division in the IWSL next summer, with games at Simpson College and the Iowa State University recreation field.

Rushing is the eighth player to enroll in the Central Division. Fourteen players have enrolled in the Eastern Division in Cedar Rapids.

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Registration for IWSL jumps to 21 for 2018

Three more players have joined the Iowa Women's Softball League for the 2018 season, raising the number to 21 as the IWSL prepares for  Year 2.

Taylor Henderson of Mount Mercy, Madi Parrott ofNorthwest Oklahoma  State and Cheyenne Thompson of Graceland are the latest players to join the only summer college league in Iowa.

Henderson is a freshman third baseman and outfielder at Mount Mercy University. She hit .389 with two homers and 32 RBIs last season at Center Point-Urbana to help the Stormin' Pointers finish third at the  Class 3A state tournament with a 31-11 record. Henderson earned all-conference honors in the Wamac Conference for three seasons.

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Parrott, an infielder, was a two-time junior college All-American  during her career at DMACC. She transferred to Northwest Oklahoma State last season and hit .247 with one home run and 10 RBIs.

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Parrott helped Indianola win the Class 4A state softball title in 2012 when she was a sophomore. She was a two-time selection on her all-conference and state tournament all-star teams.

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