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Women's Summer Collegiate Fast-Pitch Softball League

IWSL is bigger & better for Year 2

The Iowa Women's Softball League has grown tremendously in just a single year. And there's no end in sight.

The rosters, schedules and coaching staff were announced today with the season opener just 19 days away on June 3.

There are 78 players in the league, compared to 52 on Opening Day a year ago, an increase of exactly 50 percent.

There are now two divisions in the IWSL instead of only one, with the Central Division in Indianola joining the Eastern Division in Cedar Rapids.

There are now five teams instead of four. And there's a general buzz in college softball about the only summer league in Iowa.



Rosters, coaches set for IWSL

Here are the rosters and coaches for the Iowa Women's Softball League for this summer.

Teams will compete in the Eastern and Central Divisions.

Eastern Division games will be held at Mount Mercy College's Plaster Sports Complex.

Games in the Central Division will be held at Simpson College



Schedules set for 2018 IWSL

Here are the Eastern Division and Central Division schedules for theĀ  Iowa Women's Softball League for this summer.

Games for Eastern Division schools will be held at the Plaster Sports Complex, just off the Mount Mercy Campus in Cedar Rapids.

Central Division contests will be held at Simpson College in Indianola.



Summer softball league jumps to 75 players

Ten more players have joined the Iowa Women's Softball League in the past week, lifting the program to 75 players with the season opener on June 3 still six weeks away.

The IWSL began the season last year with 52 players, so the league has grown by 44 percent in a short period of time.

The 75 players are from 36 different colleges in Iowa, Minnesota, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. They represent a blend from NCAA, NAIA and Junior College institutions at all levels of DI, DII and DIII.


The 10 new players who recently joined the summer league are:



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


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)


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