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2021 Women's Varsity Softball

# Name Position(s) Year Hometown
0 Anna Byker Catcher, Utility SO Grandville, Michigan

Major: Elementary Education: General Classroom

Before Dordt…graduated from Unity Christian High School (Michigan)…batted .271 as a senior…was a  three-year varsity starter and had four career homeruns.

1 Taylor Knaack Outfield, Pitcher FR Correctionville, Iowa

Major: Business Administration: Finance, Management

Before Dordt…graduated from River Valley High School (Iowa)…batted .402 in 2019 with 47 hits, 23 runs batted in and stole 42 bases…had 15 pitching wins and struck out 169 batters…in 2018 she had a .417 batting average with 43 hits, 23 runs batted in and 32 stolen bases…posted 11 wins on the mound and struck out 94…two-time all-district and all-conference selection and was twice named honorable mention all-state…had 126 career stolen bases…batted .446 with 29 hits and six doubles in 2020 and had 25 runs batted in with 33 runs scored.

2 Ella Koster Outfield SO Dorr, Michigan

Major: Nursing

2020…batted .412 in 11 games played…had seven hits and five runs batted in.

Before Dordt…graduated from South Christian High School (Michigan)…had eight homeruns as a senior with 36 stolen bases and batted .500…also played club softball for Venum.

3 Cassie Van Otterloo Catcher FR Rock Rapids, Iowa

Major: HHP: Exercise Science

Before Dordt...Western Christian Van Otterloo had 17 hits in 2019 with five doubles, a homerun and 13 runs batted in with a .370 batting average…she earned second-team all-conference honors in 2019 and was an academic all-state accolades in volleyball and basketball…batted .293 with 12 hits and three doubles with nine runs batted in during 2020.

4 Addison Hansen Catcher, Utility SO Jenison, Michigan

Major: Biology

2020…played in 16 games…had two hits in four official at-bats.

Before Dordt…graduated from Jenison High School (Michigan)…batted .467 with an on base percentage of .529…earned all-conference honors in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and was an all-district pick in 2019 while also earning academic all-state honors…helped Jenison to three conference titles and a pair of district titles.

5 Jessica Oules Outfield SR Chelan, Washington

Major: Engineering: Chemical

2020…batted .333 and appeared in 20 games…had 12 hits with four runs batted in and stole three bases.

2018…batted .292 with 26 hits and scored 18 runs.

Before Dordt…earned four letters while playing for Chelan (Washington)…had a .577 batting average with 51 stolen bases and earned first-team all-league honors three times.

6 Kayla Zevenbergen Pitcher, Utility SO Hull, Iowa

Major: Psychology, HHP: Exercise Science

2020…played in 15 games.

Before Dordt…batted .320 as a high school senior for Western Christian High School (Iowa)…had 24 hits and four doubles…was a second-team all-conference pick in 2019 and claimed Academic All-State honors…was an all-conference honorable mention selection in 2018.

7 Erin Wieringa Infield SO Sioux Center, Iowa

Major: Nursing

2020…played in four games…had a homerun and two runs batted in with four at-bats.

Before Dordt…batted .475 as a senior for Unity Christian High School (Iowa)…had 29 hits with 10 doubles and a homerun and 16 runs batted in….had a slugging percentage of .689 and earned first-team all-War Eagle Conference honors for the second time…batted .415 in 2018 and had five doubles and 21 runs batted in and earned first-team all-War Eagle conference honors and was an honorable mention all-state selection in 2018…earned second team all-conference honors as a sophomore.

8 Bailey Jonker Outfield JR Marion, Iowa

Major: Elementary Education: General Classroom

2020…played in three games…had one hit.



9 Nicole Van Roekel Infield JR Orange City, Iowa

Major: Agriculture: Agri-Business, Business Admin: HR Management

10 Chandler Schemper Infield SO Sheldon, Iowa

Major: Nursing

2020…had nine hits in two doubles with a .200 batting average in 19 games played.

Before Dordt…graduated from Western Christian High School (Iowa)…batted .305 in 2018 with 15 runs batted in and earned all-state honorable mention honors…batted .532 as a senior with 41 hits, nine doubles, three triples, three homeruns and 29 runs batted in.

11 Karli Olsen Catcher FR Spirit Lake, Iowa

Major: Elementary Education

Before Dordt...had a succesful career at Spirit Lake High School (Iowa) where she had a career .466 batting average and had 168 total hits in four-plus seasons...batted .468 in a COVID shortened 2020 season with 22 hits and 25 runs batted in with five doubles...had 41 hits with a .539 batting average in 2019 with five doubles, two triples and two homeruns...totaled 90 runs batted in during her career with a single season high of 25 in 2020...was a multi-time honoree at the conference, district and state level.

12 Erin Bredemus Infield JR Andover, Minnesota

Major: Psychology

2020…played in 17 games…had nine hits and batted .205.

2019…had 10 hits in 29 games played…stole six bases.

Before Dordt…earned all-conference honors and was an all-section player honors at Legacy Christian High School (Minnesota).

13 Jenna Dekkers Infield FR Hawarden, Iowa

Major: Art: Graphic Design

Before Dordt…played third base and second base for Unity Christian (Iowa).

14 Becky Pedersen Outfield, Pitcher JR Ukiah, California

Major: HHP: Exercise Science

15 Elizabeth Maurer Outfield FR Sutherland, Iowa

Major: Psychology

Before Dordt…played for South O'Brien High School (Iowa)…batted .328 with two homeruns, 17 runs batted in and had 22 hits in 2019…had 18 hits in 2020 with a .353 batting average and had nine runs batted in.

16 Haley Williams Infield FR Bronson, Iowa

Major:  Agriculture Education, Secondary Education

Before Dordt….graduated from Lawton Bronson High School (Iowa)…earned all-state and all-district honors three times…earned all-Western Valley Conference honors five times…batted .393 with 20 runs scored and 22 hits in 2020…had seen doubles and two triples with 11 runs batted in.

17 Hailey Heeringa Infield SR Chandler, Arizona

Major: Elementary Education: General Classroom

2020…batted .396 with 21 hits and two homeruns…knocked in ten runs in 21 games played.

2019…batted .262 in 42 games played and had 10 doubles with 16 runs batted in and scored 12 runs.

2018…batted .341 with 46 hits and eight doubles…had seven homeruns and 31 runs batted in and scored 20 runs.

2017…batted .324 with 35 hits and nine doubles…had two homeruns and 13 runs batted in…was named a GPAC honorable mention selection.

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.

18 Hannah Sikkema Utility SR Hopkins, Michigan

Major: Agriculture: General

2020…batted .304 in 21 appearances…had 14 hits and eight runs batted in…stole six bases.

2018…batted .309 with 25 hits…had four doubles and three homeruns with 15 runs batted in and had 18 runs.

Before Dordt…batted .333 in 2016 for Wayland High School (Michigan)…had 34 hits, 27 runs batted in with 45 runs scored and 17 stolen bases…earned all-county, all-district and all-region honors.

19 Faith Wester Utility SO Meridian, Idaho

Major: Biology

21 Gracie Dykstra Outfield FR Hospers, Iowa

Major: Administrative Assistant

Before Dordt…graduated from Western Christian (Iowa)…scored 12 runs for the Wolfpack last season and had seven hits.

22 Jessica Flaherty Infield SO Alta, Iowa

Major: Nursing

2020…batted .433 in 17 games…had 13 hits and four doubles while knocking in seven runs and stole five bases.

Before Dordt…competed for and graduated from Alta Aurelia High School (Iowa)…earned first-team all-state honors as a senior when she batted .422 with 43 hits, eight doubles, six triples and three homeruns…helped the Warriors to a runner-up finish at the Class 2A state tournament…batted .416 with 21 runs batted in and two homeruns with 37 hits as a junior…earned multiple all-conference first-team accolades.

23 Abby Kraemer Pitcher SO Alta, Iowa

Major: Agriculture: Animal Science

2020…was 6-4 in 11 pitching appearances and had a save…pitched 55 innings and posted a 3.18 earned run average…struck out 37 batters.

Before Dordt…competed for and graduated from Alta Aurelia High School (Iowa)…had a career 99-27 pitching mark with 1,460 career strikeouts…was three times named a first-team all-state player and claimed second-team honors once…was very productive at the plate as well with a .422 batting average as a senior with six doubles, a triple, two homeruns and 21 runs batted in…in 2017 she posted a .453 batting average with six doubles, five homeruns and 38 runs batted in…she helped the Warriors to the state tournament in both 2018 and 2019…in 2019 Alta Aurelia was the state runner-up in Class 2A.

24 Emma Veenstra Infield SO Clive, Iowa

Major: Biology

2020…batted .214 with 12 hits and ten runs batted in…played in 20 games.

Before Dordt…graduated from Des Moines Christian School (Iowa)…batted .519 in 2018 with 33 runs batted in and slugged eight homeruns…helped the Lions to a third-place finish at the state tournament and was named to the all-tournament team in 2018…had 25 runs batted in during the 2019 season and had two homeruns.

26 Rachel Evavold Pitcher, Utility SR Bloomington, Minnesota

Major: Curriculum & Instruction, K-12 Education: Instructional Strategist

2019…batted .388 with 45 hits, three homeruns and 13 doubles while knocking in 18 runs…was 8-7 pitching with a 3.77 earned run average and struck out 59 batters in 87 innings…was a GPAC first-team selection and earned NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete honors.

2018…batted .391 with 54 hits…had 16 doubles, three triples and six homeruns with 37 runs batted in…was 9-6 with a 2.97 earned run average and pitched 109 innings…named all-GPAC first-team.

2017…batted .274 with 32 hits, five doubles and a homerun…had 18 runs batted in and scored 16 runs.

28 Sophia Caldwell Catcher SO Spearfish, South Dakota

Major: Engineering: Civil & Enviromental

29 Brooklyn Van Oort Infield JR Rock Valley, Iowa

Major: Nursing

2020…batted .256 with ten hits and three runs batted in…played in 16 games.

2019…batted .188 in 39 games and had 19 hits with five doubles.   

Before Dordt…batted .376 for Western Christian (Iowa) in 2018…had three homeruns with six doubles, a triple and 23 runs batted in with 32 total hits…was a first-team all-Lakes Conference pick.

30 Ivy Terpstra Infield SO New Sharon, Iowa

Major: Agriculture: Animal Science

31 Erica Feikema Outfield FR Sioux Center, Iowa

Major: Administrative Assistant

Before Dordt…attended Unity Christian (Iowa) where she played centerfield…batted .333 as a sophomore and .250 as a junior when she had three doubles, a homerun and 10 runs batted in…batted .280 with 14 hits in her senior season and knocked in eight runs.

55 Kenzie Cunard Outfield JR Missouri Valley, Iowa

Major: Elementary Education: General Classroom

2019…batted .188 in 39 games had 16 hits and six runs batted in.

Before Dordt…graduated from Logan-Magnolia (Iowa) High School…part of three state tournament teams where Logan Magnolia earned second, third and sixth place finishes…has a .374 career batting average with a total of 106 runs batted in and 75 stolen bases.