2017 Softball Roster

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2017 Women's Varsity Softball

# Name Position(s) Year Hometown
1 Macy Jacobsma Infield FR Sheldon, Iowa

Before Dordt… batted .250 as a senior with 15 hits and ten runs batted in…had 20 hits in 63 at-bats with a slugging percentage of .413 and an on-base percentage of .463 as a junior with 11 runs scored and 12 runs batted in with 11 stolen bases…claimed all-conference honors.

2 Dayna Korthals Infield FR Rock Rapids, Iowa

Before Dordt…had 11 hits and knocked in three runs for George Little Rock Central Lyon (Iowa).

3 Hope Veldkamp Infield FR Edgerton, Minnesota

Before Dordt…claimed all-section and all-conference honors in high school.

4 Stephanie Westra Infield SO Primghar, Iowa

2016…played in 26 games…stole four bases and scored nine runs.

Before Dordt… graduated from Unity Christian High School (Orange City)…played catcher, third base and first base during her career and had a .371 batting average for Unity with a .417 on base percentage…ended 2014 with a .371 batting average…earned all-conference honors during her career.

5 Tessa Howerzyl Catcher, Utility SO Pella, Iowa

2016…batted in .300 with 33 hits and four doubles….knocked in 17 runs and scored 22 runs.

Before Dordt...played for Pella Christian (Iowa)…batted .360 in 2015 and had 40 hits with 11 doubles and 26 runs batted in…had a .375 batting average as a junior and earned five varsity letters in softball for the Eagles….claimed all conference and all-state honors during her career…  She’s a three-time, first-team all-conference pick and was a third-team all-state pick in 2014. She’s played catcher, third-base and shortstop during her softball career.  A multi-sport athlete, Howerzyl also earned first-team all-conference honors in basketball last season. 

6 Kaitlyn Meppelink Outfield SO Zeeland, Michigan

Before Dordt… graduated from  Zeeland West High School (Michigan).  

7 Tianna Top Pitcher SO Luverne, Minnesota

2016…was 13-9 pitching with 145 2/3 innings pitched  with a 2.45 earned run average….struck out 63 batters and walked 10.

Before Dordt… graduated from Southwest Christian High School (Minnesota)…played with Edgerton High School during her softball career and has helped it to conference titles in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and it claimed a third place finish at the 2014 State Tournament…claimed section runner-up finishes in 2012 and 2013 with Top pitching…earned 2014 team most valuable player honors was a 2014 Wells Fargo All-Tournament Team pick…Top twice earned all-conference honors for Edgerton.

8 Ashley Williams Outfield JR Bronson, Iowa

2016…had 10 hits with a .250 batting average in 23 games before missing the second half of the season with an injury…knocked in six runs.

9 Jacayla Litwiller Catcher JR Washington, Iowa

Before Dordt….264 as a senior at Iowa Mennonite with 12 doubles, ten runs batted in and nine runs scored… earned four letters at Iowa Mennonite and earned all-conference honors last season during her career.

10 Carley De Roin Catcher FR Sloan, Iowa

Before Dordt…earned first-team all-conference honors during her junior campaign at Westwood (Iowa)...played catcher and third baseman and was an all-district and first-team all-state honoree…claimed second-team all-conference, all-district, and third-team all-state accolades as a sophomore. 

11 Abby Smith Catcher FR Newell, Iowa

Before Dordt… Smith batted .472 as a high school junior at Newell Fonda (Iowa)…had a .772 slugging percentage and knocked in 63 runs with six homeruns and 17 doubles…was a four-year letterwinner and has claimed first-team all-conference and all-district honors and has earned second-team all-state honors.  She’s a four-time Distinguished Academic Award winner and she has helped the Mustangs to three state tournament appearances in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016…batted .331 as a senior with 46 hits and ten doubles with four triples and four homeruns with a team high 39 runs batted in.

12 Danielle Stosuy Pitcher JR Rialto, California

2015…pitched in five games…had eight strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings of work.

Pre-Dordt…prepped at Bloomington Christian (California)…batted .654 as a senior with 51 hits and 43 runs batted in…pitched eight shutouts and had three perfect games with a 21-8 record and struck out 200 batters…was the Victory League MVP and earned all-CIF honors along with second-team all-state honors…batted .586 as a junior with 34 runs batted in…during her freshman and sophomore seasons she batted .649 and .485 respectively and had a combined 60 runs batted in...she has over 400 career strikeouts on the mound and recorded eight shutouts last season with a 1.35 earned run average, 180 strikeouts and 32 bases on balls….she’s a three-time all-league selection and was a second-team all-state selection in 2013 and also claimed All-Inland honorable mention.

13 Marisa VanDenBerg Infield FR Wyoming, Michigan

Before Dordt… VanDenBerg had a .524 batting average as a junior with 28 doubles, four triples, five homeruns and she knocked in 43 runs with 64 runs scored…claimed all-state honorable mention honors as a junior and senior and has been an all-region, all-district and all-conference pick three times each…was a part of three conference champion teams and a state tournament qualifying team. 

14 Michal Huizenga Infield SR Grandville, Michigan

2016…batted .200 with 18 hits and 15 runs batted in…played in 39 games and had six doubles.

2015…batted .268 with 33 hits and four doubles…played in 44 games and started 42.

2014…batted .270 with 37 hits in 44 games played…knocked in 19 runs and had eight doubles.

Before Dordt…played for Calvin Christian (Michigan)…received all-conference, all-district and all-region honors…batted .358 with 16 doubles, three triples and 53 runs batted in.

15 Summer Jansen Infield JR Sheldon, Iowa

2015…batted .263 with 31 hits and five doubles with two homeruns and scored 12 runs.

Pre-Dordt…played for Western Christian… had a .452 batting average with 28 runs batted in, 19 runs scored, seven doubles, three homeruns and a .500 on base percentage…was a second-team all-state selection in 2013 and 2014 and claimed first-team honors from the Lakes Conference and Northwest Iowa Review.    

16 Sara Dekkers Outfield FR Hawarden, Iowa

Before Dordt… played every outfield position for  Unity (Iowa) and had a .256 batting average as a senior and scored six runs with seven bases on balls.

17 Hailey Heeringa Infield FR Chandler, Arizona

Before Dordt… earned all-state and all-section honors during her junior season…in 2015 she hit .510 with a .519 on-base percentage with 44 hits, 38 RBI, and 18 stolen bases.

19 Marlia Mundorf Pitcher SO Griswold, Iowa

2016…pitched 11 innings and had a 3.18 earned run average with six strikeouts.

Before Dordt…played for Griswold High School (Iowa)…Rossell finished 2015 16-12 on the mound with a 2.13 earned run average and struck out 166 batters in 193 2/3 innings pitched…had a .374 batting average with 22 runs batted in and totaled 40 hits.  

21 Krista Bousema Infield JR Sheldon, Iowa

2016…played in 36 games…knocked in 13 runs and had 14 hits.

Before Dordt… graduated Sheldon High School (Iowa) in 2014 and had a .487 batting average as a senior …slugged six homeruns for the Orabs while posting an .882 slugging average with 24 runs batted in…was a three-time first-team all-conference pick and earned second-team all-state honors in 2014…transferred from Central College where she was a part of their basketball program in 2014-15.

22 Jennifer Kooiker Outfield FR Tinley Park, Illinois
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23 Nicole Gritters Catcher SO Hull, Iowa
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25 Molly Vignovich Infield SO Runnells, Iowa

2016…batted .278 with 19 hits, two doubles and 12 runs batted in.

Before Dordt… played  at PCM High School (Iowa)…batted .364 with 43 hits, three doubles and 17 runs batted in last season…batted .344 with 17 runs scored and 31 hits in 2013 and had her 2014 season cut short by injury.

26 Rachel Evavold Pitcher FR Bloomington, Minnesota
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27 CJ Van Der Zwaag Pitcher SO Hull, Iowa

2016…was 9-8 on the mound with a 3.18 earned run average and struck out 47 batters with 17 strikeouts.

Before Dordt… graduated Boyden Hull High School (Iowa)… was 30-3 in 2015 for Boyden Hull Rock Valley and posted a 1.13 earned run average with 230 strikeouts in 192 innings pitched…had a 21-3 record in 2014 with a 1.19 earned run average…struck out 180 batters and walked 35 and opponents had a .162 batting average against her in 2014…claimed all-conference, all-district and all-state honors during her career. 

36 Carissa McBirnie Pitcher SR New Sharon, Iowa
No details available.
43 Summer Lund Utility SO Peoria, Arizona
No details available.
55 Corinne Valdix Infield JR Pleasonton, California

2016…2015…batted .288 in 47 games and had 42 hits…knocked in 19 runs and had seven doubles.

Pre-Dordt…played for Amador Valley High School (California)…played third base and the middle infield positions and was named to the HASA All-Tournament team while helping her team to a first place finish.