Iowa Western Reivers

Program History

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2015-2016 40-24 Head Softball Coach Ben Greer, in his 1st season, led the Reiver Softball team to a 40-24 record. Coach Greer notched his 100th career victory along the way as well. Jade Lee was named an NJCAA and NFCA Third Team All-American. Lee was named the Region XI Defensive Player of the Year and to the First Team NFCA All-Midwest Region. Ellie Ponce was named the Region XI Pitcher of the Year. First Team All-Region: Maddie Boyd, Tracey Edwards, Jade Lee, Ellie Ponce, and Raylene Uribe. Second Team All-Region: Alyx Hagen and Lyndi McIntyre. Maddie Boyd, Ashley Caro, Sidney Copeland, Tracey Edwards, Adrienne Gocke, Alyx Hagen, Jade Lee, Lyndi McIntyre, Claudia Navarro, Ellie Ponce, Rebecca Riley, Trish Sherman and Raylene Uribe were named Region XI First Team Academic All-Region. Carlyee Arndt and Toree Polsley were named Region XI Second Team Academic All-region. The Reivers were also an NFCA Top Ten Academic Team.
2014-2015 43-18 Sophomore LHP Rachel Henks shatters 9 Iowa Western Softball records after facing over 5,000 batters with a 2.49 ERA. Henks was named to the NFCA Mid-West All-Region Team as well as NJCAA 3rd Team All-American and ICCAC Pitcher of the Year after throwing 314.2 innings, striking out 343 batters and winning 37 games for the season. Sophomore Dana Hieda receives numerous accolades, including making the ICCAC First Team and being named the ICCAC Defensive, Offensive, and, and Player of the Year. ICCAC First Team Members: Kaitlin Buchholz, Rachel Henks, Jocelyn Hernandez, Dana Hieda, Allie Martinez, and Amanda Wightman. ICCAC Second Team Members: Tracey Edwards. ICCAC First Team Acadmic Award Winners: Kaitlin Buchholz, Mollie Gabbert, Jocelyn Hernandez, Dana Hieda, Allie Martinez, Amanda Wightman. ICCAC Second Team Academic: ReAnn Cappel, Ashley Caro, Tracey Edwards, Rachel Henks, Kelsey Koozer, and Raylene Uribe. 19
2013-2014 39-20 Head Softball Coach Lana Ross, in her 12th year, led the Reiver Softball team to a 39-20 record. Coach Ross also achieved her 500th win this season. Aubrey Voboril was named an NJCAA All-American. KayLynn Chrisman and Aubrey Voboril we named NJCAA Academic All-Americans. KayLynn Chrisman, Dana Hieda, Chelsey King, Ashley Schmidt, Michelle Trulin, Aubrey Voboril, and Amanda Wightman were named to the All-Region XI 1st Team. Kaitlin Buchholz, Morgan Hoeg, Jocelyn Hernandez, and Samantha Villegas were names to the All-Region XI 2nd Team. Dana Hieda was named the Region XI Defensive Player of the Year, as well as the All-Region XI Player of the Year. Aubrey Voboril was named the Region XI Pitcher of the Year. Kaitlin Buchholz, KayLynn Chrisman, Morgan Hoeg, Dana Hustedt, Samantha Villegas, and Aubrey Voboril were named NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes. The 2013-2014 Reiver Softball Team was named a top-ten NFCA Academic Team. 12
2012-2013 42-14 Head Softball Coach Lana Ross, in her 11th year, led the Reiver Softball team to a 42-14 record finishing as the Region XI & District J Champions and advanced to the NJCAA National Tournament in St. George, UT with a third-round finish. The Reiver Softball Team was named a 2013 NJCAA All-Academic Team with the help of eight players being named to the Academic All-Region XI First Team and six named Academic All-Region XI 2nd Team. Eight players were named ICCAC All-Region XI First Team. Ashley Schmidt was named Region XI Pitcher of the Year. Rebekah Sanchez and Jena Gonzales were named NJCAA All-Americans. Sanchez was also named the ICCAC Softball Player of the Year, ICCAC Defensive Player of the Year, and NFCA All-Midwest Region First Team. 11 9
2011-2012 49-20 Reiver Softball finishes with a 49-20 record as the Region XI Champions. Daleigh Fossler was named both offensive and defensive ICCAC Player of the Year. Greta Smeins was named ICCAC Pitcher of the Year. NJCAA Academic All-American awards winners were Greta Smeins, Cailin Simpson, Breana Canova, and Kylee Simpson. Coach Ross also achieved her 400th win this season. 13
2010-2011 49-14 49-14 record finishing as the Region XI and District K Champions and advanced to the NJCAA Tournament, finishing 7th. Bradi Wall, Daleigh Fossler, and Greta Smeins were named ICCAC Players of the Year. Bradi Wall and Kylee Simpson were named NJCAA All-Americans. The NJCAA Academic All-American award winner was Bradi Wall. They were also named an NJCAA Academic Team of the Year. 7
2009-2010 41-15 41-15 record finishing as the regular season runner-up in Region XI. There were six players named tot eh All-Region team. NJCAA Academic All-American award winners were Luisa Bar and Angela Jay. Coach Ross also achieved her 300th win this season.
2008-2009 41-20 Softball finishes the season with a 41-20 record. The team had another record-setting year as they broke the "Most Hits in a Game" record along with four other individual records broken. Toni Dance was named an NJCAA All-American. NJCAA Academic All-American award winners were Amanda Plambeck, Toni Dance, and Kayla Slycord.
2007-2008 53-13 With a 53-13 record and a repeat apearance in the Disctrict playoffs, the Reiver softball team advances to the National Tournament for the first time in school history, finishing 5th place. Jenna Dell was named to the All-Tournament team at Nationals. The team had a record setting year as they broke the team wins record, with 53 wins and ten individual records were also broken. Toni Dance, Jenna Dell (1st Team) and Kelsey Meyers (3rd Team) were named All-Americans. Meyers also received the Diamond Catcher of the Year award. NJCAA Academic All-American award winners were Samantha Buchanan and Kimber Markley. 5 5
2006-2007 38-25 38-25 record and a first-ever appearance in the District playoffs. Six players were named to All-Region teams and ten received Academic All-Region honors. Amanda Perrott was named a DIstringuished NJCAA Academic All-American. Three players have signed with 4-year institutions to further their careers. The softball team was also nominated for NJCAA Academic Team of the Year with their cumulative grade point average of 3.400.
2005-2006 50-19 Record setting 50-19 finish. Eight players were named to All-Region teams, fifteen received Academic All-Region honors, and three team players were named NJCAA Academic All-Americans. Kora Behrens and Jennifer Strohman were named NJFC Division I 1st team All-Region. Chanel Reaves was named 3rd Team NJCAA All-American and NFCA Division I 2nd team All-Region. The softball team was also nominated for NJCAA Academic Team of the Year with their cumulative grade point average of 3.405.
2004-2005 41-20
2003-2004 38-22 In just her second season as Head Coach, Lana Ross leads the Reivers to 27 broken records. Named to the All-Region XI First Team were Nicole Fringer, Lori Huelskamp, and Danica Ritchie. Named to the All-Region XI Second Team were Katie Leland, Dara Ritchie, Paige Robinson, Nichole Kalasky, Lauren Neal, and Channon Nitz. NJCAA Academic All-American was Julie Fels (3.82 GPA).
2002-2003 21-18 Under newly-appointed Head Coach Lana Ross, the Reivers place runner-up in the Region XI tournament. All-Region XI First Team recipients were Allison Stracke, Courtney Sayre, Channon Nitz, Jackie Heeren, and Dallas Wilson. All-Region XI Second Team recipients were Elicia Johnson, Tara Buckley, and Maren Muldoon. The NJCAA named three players as Academic All-Americans: Jessica Dophens (3.76 GPA), Elicia Johnson (3.62 GPA), and Jackie Heeren (3.65 GPA)
2001-2002 22-23 Fourth season Head Coach Brenda Coldren leads the Reiver Softball Program to a 22-23 finish, naming Andrea Lockett, Kaeli Ammerman, Jackie Heeren, Jackie Simon, and Erica Wegele to All-Region XI First Team awards. Amber Terry was named to the All-Region XI Second Team.
2000-2001 31-17 In Head Coach Brenda Coldren's third season, Reiver Softball completes the season with a 31-17 record. All-Region XI First Team recipients were Andrea Lockett, Andrea Hesse, Jane Felt, Ashlea Montgomery, Jill Locket, and Brooke Greenwood. All-Region XI Second Team award winners were Erica Wegele, Jessica Bray, Lisa Perry, and Jessica Cline.
1999-2000 25-23 Second season Head Coach Brenda Coldren leads the Reivers to a 25-23 finish. All-Region XI First Team recipients were: Jessica Bray, Mary Shae Carpenter, Jill Lockett, Nicole Garber, Michelle Cannon, and Andre Hesse. All-Region Second Team recipients were: Brooke Greenwood, Stephanie Runge, Taylor Kurtz, and Sandra Owen.
1998-1999 8-23 Under newly-appointed Head Coach Brenda Coldren, the Reivers finish with an 8-23 record. Sara Gaul and Missy Greise were named to the All-Region XI Second Team, while Laura Emmole received Honorable Mention accolades. Laura Emmole was also named an Academic All-American with a 3.82 GPA.
1997-1998 17-28 Under Head Coach Brenda Hampton, the Reivers finish with a 17-28 record, recognizing Valencia Moody as a 2nd Team All-American Shortstop, All-Region XI First Team, and Region XI Defensive Player of the Year. All-Region XI Second Team honorees were Catcher Meaghan Shea. Honorable Mention recipients were Valerie Hippen and Sara Gaul.
1996-1997 24-19 The Reiver Softball Team finishes with a 24-19 record with record Acadmic All-American style. 1997 NJCAA Academic All-Americans: Elizabeth Opal (3.71 GPA), Kori Nielson (3.62 GPA), Angie Krueger (3.60 GPA). Freshman Valencia Moody was named Iowa Western Player of the Week for April 20, 1997. Moody was also named to the 1997 All-Region XI First Team (SS), received NJCAA Defensive Player of the Year honors, and was also nominated as an NJCAA All-American. Meaghen Shea (C) was named to the All-Region XI Second Team. Receiving All-Region XI Honorable Mention accolades are Robin Davis, Angie Krueger, Heather Mueller, Elizabeth Opal, Melissa McDermott, and Jenny Privett.
1995-1996 19-30 The Reiver Softball Team finishes with 19 wins and 30 losses.
1994-1995 22-18 Coach Brenda Hampton leads the Reivers to a 22-18 finish on the season. 1995 Second Team All-Region XI Team: Leslie Casson (UTL). 1995 All-Region XI Honorable Mention Team: Kristin Hinrichs (1B), Paige Gearhart (2B), Trisha Bellus (OF). 1995 NJCAA Academic All-American: Kristen Hinrichs with a GPA of 3.70
1993-1994 21-30 Under Head Coach Brenda Hampton, the Reiver Softball team finishes 21-30 on the season. 1994 All-Region XI Honorable Mention Team: Kathy Kent (SS), Kristine Hughes (2B)
1992-1993 10-26 1993 All-Region Honorable Mention: Jenny Zagurski (P), Lori Hackett (SS), Kathy Kent (2B), Kim Berries (CF).
1991-1992 16-27 With 16 wins and 27 losses under Head Coach Brenda Hampton, the Reivers placed four to the 1992 All-Region XI Honorable Mention Team: Natalie Hitchcock (2B), Carie Argo (SS), Lee Dvorak (OF), and Hillary Kocus (UTL).
1990-1991 15-19 Under new Head Coach Brenda Hampton, the Reivers finished their season with a 15-19 record. Karen Vaad has an impressive season, appearing in 20 games and pitching 106 innings. Vaad led Region XI that year with 60 Ks and an .85 ERA. Vaad was also named to the 1991 All-Region XI Second Team (P). Shelly Settlemyer (C) and Natalie Hitchcock (OF) were named to the 1991 Region XI Honorable Mention Team.
1989-1990 Canceled
1988-1989 Canceled
1987-1988 19-18 With 19 wins and 18 losses, the Reivers lead by Coach Woline place four to the 1988 All-Region XI Second Team: Marla Shaw (P), Tammy Neumann (C), Teresa Mckern (1B), and Jackie Leggio (OF).
1986-1987 18-11 Under Head Coach Julie Woline, the Reiver Softball team ends with 18 wins and 11 losses.
1985-1986 Canceled
1984-1985 Canceled
1983-1984 19-9 With a record breaking winning season, the Reiver Softball program finishes with 19 wins and 9 losses. The Reivers finished with an overall 3.3 Team GPA. Tami Shellberg was named to the 1984 All-Region XI Honorable Mention Team.
1982-1983 6-23 The Reiver Softball Team finished with 6 wins and 23 losses
1981-1982 7-16 Under Head Coach Meg Rocheleau, the Reiver Softball Team finished with 7 wins and 16 losses. Jackie Jerkovich was named to the 1982 Second Team All-Region XI Team.
1980-1981 13-9 Under Head Coach Meg Sheehan, the Reivers made it to the Region XI Tournament, finishing with 13 wins and 9 losses.
1979-1980 11-10 After suffering a heartbreaking 1-0 loss in the Region XI Tournament versus NIACC of Mason City, Iowa Western softball was quickly underway. The Reivers began their debut season with an overall record of 11-10 on the season under Head Coach Ann Loughlin, assisted by Margaret White. Jeanine Talty was named to the Region XI NJCAA Honorable Mention Team.

Coaching Records:
COACHING RECORDS
2016-Present: Ben Greer 40-24 (.625)
2002-2015: Lana Ross 545-238 (.696)
1998-2002: Brenda Coldren 86-86 (.500)
1990-1998: Brenda Hampton 144-196 (.423)
1984-1988: Julie Woline 37-29 (.560)
1981-1984: Meg S. Rocheleau 28-46 (.378)
1980-1981: Meg Sheehan 13-9 (.590)
1979-1980: Ann Loughlin 11-10 (.523)
Conference Titles:
2014 2013 2012 2011

Region XI Titles:
2013 2012 2011 2008
2007

District Titles:
2013 2011 2008

National Tournament
Appearances:
2013 2011 2008