2012 Softball Roster

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2012 Women's Varsity Softball

# Name Position(s) Year Hometown
1 Sidney Larsen Pitcher, Outfield FR Rapid City, South Dakota

Before Dordt…three-year letterwinner…batted .453 last season and was 35-10 on the mound with a 1.51 earned run average…team earned runner-up state champion honors in 2009 and 2010 and they won a state title in 2008…claimed all-state honors in 2010 and was an all-tournament team selection in 2009 and 2010.

2 Ashley Viet Infield SO Ireton, Iowa

2011…had 13 hits while appearing in 24 games…had two doubles, two triples with one homerun and 11 runs batted.

Before Dordt…had 28 hits for Unity Christian (Iowa) in 2010…scored 15 runs and had 15 runs batted in…knocked 13 doubles and two triples and had a .384 batting average.

3 Bethany Dykstra Catcher SO Grandville, Michigan

2011…played in 34 games with 42 hits…knocked 11 doubles, three homeruns and 27 runs batted in.

Before Dordt…had a .421 batting average with 40 hits, 29 runs batted in and six doubles…had five stolen bases and recorded four triples for a team that posted a 23-8 record…played catcher for Covenant Christian.

4 Kaitlyn Lockhorst Infield SR Ireton, Iowa

2011…batted .279 with 17 hits…had five doubles.

2010…batted .291 with 34 hits….had three doubles and 13 runs batted in….stole 10 bases.

2009-Appeared in 40 games and was Dordt’s primary pinch-runner with 13 runs scored.

6 Nicole Tate Outfield SO Worthing, South Dakota

2011…batted .308 with four runs scored and eight hits.

Before Dordt…graduate of Lennox High School (South Dakota)…batted .408 as a junior and had 16 runs batted in with three doubles and 14 stolen bases…totaled 31 hits and had a 94.2% fielding percentage playing primarily third base and second base.

7 Ashton Beaird Infield FR Rapid City, South Dakota

Before Dordt… helped Central to a state championship in 2010 and was a member of the all-tournament team while also earning all-state honors…batted .500 last season with six homeruns, five triples, 14 doubles and 18 singles…knocked in 37 runs and had an on-base percentage of .650.

8 Haley Huisman Infield JR Hospers, Iowa

2011…played in 31 games with eight hits…two doubles and six runs batted in.

2010…played 36 games—most of them at shortstop…had nine hits.

Before Dordt…A four-year regular at MOC Floyd Valley High School…had 20 hits with 15 runs scored and seven rbi….worked for 12 bases on balls and batted .308 with an on base percentage of .423.

9 Paige Fynaardt Catcher JR New Sharon, Iowa

2011…played in 34 games…split time at catcher with 11 doubles with two homeruns and 15 runs batted in.

2010…saw action in 10 games.

Before Dordt…Earned Honorable Mention All-State honors in 2008 and was a first-team all-conference selection at the conclusion of her junior season as well while playing for Pella Christian (Iowa)…had 37 hits in 2008 with 11 doubles and 15 runs batted in with a .319 batting average and a .414 slugging percentage….defensively the Pella Christian catcher had 279 putouts, 30 assists and a fielding percentage of .994.

10 Brittany Kooiker Pitcher, Infield JR Tinley Park, Illinois

2011…played in two games.

2010…had a 1-3 record on the mound….posted a 3.96 earned run average….struck out seven batters.

11 Abby Horstman Pitcher FR Sioux Center, Iowa

Before Dordt…was 13-8 for Western Christian (Iowa) in 2011 with 135 innings pitched and a 2.96 earned run average…struck out 129 batters…batted .375 with 13 runs batted in.

12 Shantelle Gritters Outfield SO Hull, Iowa

2011…scored six runs in 21 games played.

Before Dordt…earned all-Lakes Conference honors while playing for Western Christian…had 17 hits in 2010 with 13 runs scored and seven runs batted in….batted .327.

15 Jayden Smolders Infield FR Sioux Center, Iowa

Before Dordt…batted .338 for Sioux Center High School…knocked 25 hits and had three doubles…had 18 runs batted in during the 2011 season.

16 Megan Huizenga Outfield SR Hudsonville, Michigan

2011…batted .308 with 32 hits…had seven doubles and five homeruns with 24 runs batted in…started 35 games in centerfield for the Defenders.

2010…batted .387 with 43 hits…had a team high ten doubles…knocked two triples and three homeruns….drove in 28 runs with 23 runs scored…earned all-GPAC second-team honors.

2009-Batted .219 with 28 hits and 11 doubles with 18 runs batted in…clubbed a triple and a homerun. Scored nine runs.

20 Jocelyn Bousema Outfield SO Sheldon, Iowa

2011…had 12 hits with one double.

Before Dordt…had 11 hits and 11 runs scored for the Western Wolfpack…had a .229 batting average.

21 Kacy Oberfoell Pitcher, Outfield FR Brighton, Colorado

Before Dordt…pitched and played outfield for Brighton (Colorado) and helped them to league championships in four straight seasons and a regional championship…was named to the 2009 ASA All-Star team and was the 2008 Skyline Conference Player of the Year…claimed All-State Honorable Mention.

Ashley Van Kooten Infield FR Leighton, Iowa

Before Dordt…batted .361 with six doubles, six homeruns and 16 runs batted in for the Pella Christian Eagles in 2011.

Kim Buyert Infield Sioux Center, Iowa

Before Dordt…batted .260 in 2011 for the Sioux Center Warriors…had 20 hits with four doubles and knocked in 12 runs…also slugged two triples.