Softball

  • Four NCAA Div. III championships
  • National record 27 NCAA playoff berths
  • 13 national finals appearances
  • 66 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes since 2010

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Team awards

Afton Nelson

Leroy Timmer MVP Award

Year Name Year Name
1974 Barb Barrett 1996 Missey Allen
1975 Chris Weaver 1997 Stacey Sonnek
1976 Carol Burt 1998 Heather Nevitt
1977 Lana Wohlers 1999 Donell Hotze
1978 Cindy Hawes 2000 Donell Hotze
1979 Carol Burt 2001 Annie Van Wetzinga
1980 Nancy Sheldon 2002 Molly Parrott
1981 Becky Peter 2003 Libby Hysell
1982 Deb Schneider 2004 Corrie Schmidt
1983 Deb Schneider 2005 Anne Legg
1984 Deb Scheinder 2006 Kristin Wares
1985 Kris Thompson 2007 Laura Anderson
1986 Laurie Sutten 2008 Kelly Harris
1987 Kris Thompson 2009 Alysha Overturf
1988 Laurie Sutten 2010 Kiley Lythberg
1989 Lori Ellwood 2011 Kiley Lythberg, Katie Tenboer
1990 Jamie Mahnke 2012 Angela Davis
1991 Christi Van Werden 2013 Caitlyn Meyer
1992 Julie Nelson 2014 Annie Sarcone
1993 Kelly MacDonald 2015 Katie Canney, Shannon Coulson,
Paige Heesch, Kaitlin Matzen,
Karlee Rock, Kallie Schive,
Mallory Schulenberg, Whitney Sowers,
Abbey Strajack, Dana Van Renterghem
1994 Staci Van Arendonk 2016 Tabitha Taylor
1995 Missey Allen    

 

LeRoy Timmer Most Inspirational Player Award

1989 Deana Bergquist 2003 Mary Vande Hoef
1990 - 2004 Becky Hedges
1991 Terri Thomas 2005 Katie Boyington
1992 Tera Twit 2006 Katie Boyington
1993 Heather Reedy 2007 Laura Anderson
1994 Krista Posegate 2008 Lacey Ritscher
1995 Shannon Mullen 2009 Bethany Koskamp
1996 Missey Allen 2010 Laura Braun
1997 Sarah Street 2011 Trysh Shimak
1998 Amy Hakeman 2012 Jess Edler, Holly Von Fumetti
1999 Kate Hotze 2013 Caitlyn Meyer
2000 Donell Hotze 2014 Chelsea Greiner
2001 Mary Vande Hoef 2015 -
2002 Mary Vande Hoef 2016 Paige Schreiner, Trisha Smith


Most Improved Player Award

1980 Patty Koele 1999 Mandy Jens
1981 Carol Versluys 2000 Mandy Jens
1982 Carol Versluys 2001 Denise Barnard
1983 Mary Harrington 2002 Stef Miller
1984 Kelly Gould 2003 Katy Lein
1985 Mary Boyd 2004 Dawn Nissen
1986 Brenda Glasnapp 2005 Dawn Nissen
1987 Diane Pitz, Laina Reilly 2006 Megan Swingen
1988 Teresa Knutson 2007 Amy Zellmer
1989 Christi Van Werden 2008 Hannah Weindruch
1990 Julie Nelson 2009 Kiley Lythberg
1991 Kristie Pennington 2010 Caitlin Meyer
1992 Emily Grimes 2011 Rachel Whiteside
1993 Heather Reedy 2012 Jordan Overland
1994 Wendy Rinehart 2013 Paige Heesch
1995 Lynette Mullen 2014 Trisha Smith
1996 Angie Striegel 2015 -
1997 Rundi Nelson 2016 -
1998 Wendy Walton    

 

Newcomer of the Year Award

2011 Annie Sarcone
2012 Whitney Sowers
2013 Katie Canney
2014 -
2015 -
2016 Lauren Bagby

 

Defensive Player of the Year Award

2011 Angela Davis
2012 Annie Sarcone
2013 Whitney Sowers
2014 Whitney Sowers
2015 -
2016 Paige Schreiner

Hustle Award

1980 Karla Gibson 1996 Amy Spaur
1981 Mary Jankowski 1997 Kate Hotze
1982 Karla Gibson 1998 Daniela Grob
1983 Lori Brand 1999 Daniela Grob
1984 Kelly Gould 2000 Daniela Grob
1985 Brenda Glasnapp 2001 Mandy Jens
1986 Deana Bergquist 2002 Bri Kuyper
1987 Deana Bergquist 2003 Bri Kuyper
1988 Deana Bergquist 2004 Bri Kuyper
1989 Barb Anderson 2005 Kelly Harris
1990 Tera Twit 2006 Abby Frye
1991 Mindi Remsburg 2007 Ashley Barsness
1992 Mindi Remsburg 2008 Rebecca Pullos
1993 Mindi Remsburg 2009 Rachel Whiteside
1994 Kim Pickett 2010 Rachel Whiteside
1995 Kim Pickett    


Dawn Nissen

Captains

1976 Lana Wohlers
1977 -
1978 Carol Burt
1979 Carol Burt
1980 Nancy Sheldon, Bobbi Emanuel
1981 Becky Peter
1982 Karla Gibson, Dee Penny
1983 Dee Penny, Janean Feenstra
1984 Deb Schneider, Judy Hartog
1985 Sherri Messer, Lori Brand
1986 Kelly Gould, Kris Thompson, Shelly Weiss
1987 Kelly Gould, Kris Thompson
1988 Brenda Vigness, Laurie Sutten
1989 Deana Bergquist, Diane Pitz
1990 Alicia Kuper
1991 Alicia Kuper, Christi Van Werden
1992 Julie Nelson, Tera Twit, Jamie Mahnke
1993 Heather Reedy, Jenny Semler
1994 Emily Grimes, Staci Van Arendonk
1995 Shannon Merkle, Janette Moews
1996 Missey Allen, Kim Pickett
1997 Stacey Sonnek, Sarah Street, Amy Sue Lester
1998 Tina Kautzky, Amy Hakeman
1999 Wendy Walton, Katie Shelley
2000 Donell Hotze, Dawn Howard
2001 Mandy Jens, Kelly Oliver, Annie Van Wetzinga
2002 Molly Parrott, Missy Voigt
2003 Kris Hughes, Mary Vande Hoef
2004 Katy Lein, Beth Peterson
2005 Anne Legg, Corrie Schmidt
2006 Abby Frye, Kristin Wares
2007 Laura Anderson, Dawn Nissen
2008 Kelly Harris, Lacey Ritscher
2009 Ryann Engholm, Megan Swingen
2010 Laura Braun, Afton Nelson
2011 Bethany Koskamp, Kiley Lythberg
2012 Angela Davis, Holly Von Fumetti
2013 Rhianna Fleetwood, Caitlyn Meyer, Emily Te Brink
2014 Chelsea Greiner, Brie Haycraft, Jordan Overland
2015 Paige Heesch, Whitney Sowers
2016 Paige Schreiner

 

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