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2022 Women's Varsity Softball

# Name Height Position(s) Year Hometown
1 Taylor Knaack 5-8 Pitcher, Outfield SO Correctionville, Iowa

Academic:Business Administration

2021...played in 17 games.  

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 5-10 Outfield JR Dorr, Michigan


2021...played in 24 games and had nine hits with a double and triple...knocked in six runs and scored nine runs...batted .225...earned NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete honors. 

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 5-10 First Base SO Rock Rapids, Iowa

Academic: Health and Human Performance

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 Hailey Wilken 5-7 Pitcher, First Base FR Akron, Iowa

Academic: Elementary Education

Before Dordt...batted .415 in 2021 for Akron Westfield High School (Iowa)….had four doubles and 24 runs batted in and played 28 games. 

5 Jessica Oules 5-4 Outfield SR Chelan, Washington

Academic: Engineering

2021...played in 39 games...had 44 hits with a .328 batting average and knocked in 21 runs and scored 21....went over 100 hits for her career and enters the 2022 season with 111 hits and has scored 62 runs during her career.  

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 5-8 Pitcher JR Hull, Iowa

Academic: Psychology

2020…played in 15 games...earned NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete honors. 

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. 

8 Maggie Walker Catcher FR Fonda
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9 Shelby Kracht FR Magnolia, Minnesota

Academic: Agriculture

10 Chandler Schemper 5-8 Second Base JR Sheldon, Iowa

Academic: Nursing

2021...played in 44 games...had 26 hits and knocked in 14 runs with a .245 batting average and scored 26 runs...earned NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete honors. 

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 Ashayla Soodsma 5-6 Pitcher SO Doon, Iowa

Academic: Engineering

Before Dordt…played softball for Boyden Hull Rock Valley and has played first base and pitcher.

11 Karli Olsen 5-5 Catcher SO Spirit Lake, Iowa

Academic: Elementary Education

2021...played in 35 games and had 13 hits with 13 runs scored and batted .217. 

12 Erin Bredemus SR Andover, Minnesota

Academic: Psychology

2021...played in 31 games and had a .246 batting average with 15 hits and 11 runs batted in.  

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 5-6 Infield SO Hawarden, Iowa

Academic: Art

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

14 Marquel Emmelkamp 5-6 Outfield FR Alton, Iowa

Academic: Social Work

Before Dordt...had 10 hits in 25 games played for Unity Christian High School (Iowa).

15 Riley Titus 5-9 First Base FR Ottawa, Kansas

Academic:Digital Media Production

Before Dordt...attended Ottawa High School (Kansas) and competed for Competitive Edge club softball...batted .435 and had a .955 fielding percentae while claiming all-conference and all-area honors and was named honorable mention all-state. 

19 Faith Wester JR Meridian, Idaho

Academic: Biology major

20 Jadyn Faber 5-9 Pitcher, First Base FR Rock Valley, Iowa

Academic: Elementary Education

Before Dordt...batted .357 with 30 hits and five doubles with two homeruns for Western Christian High School (Iowa)...knocked in 16 runs in 25 games played. 

21 Gracie Dykstra 5-7 Outfield SO Hospers, Iowa

Academic: Administrative Assistant

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

22 Jessica Flaherty 5-7 Third Base JR Alta, Iowa

Academic: Nursing

2021...had 11 hits and played in 30 games...had a .282 batting average with four runs batted in...earned NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete honors. 

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 5-10 Pitcher JR Alta, Iowa

Academic: Agriculture

2021...was 11-10 on the mound with 143 innings pitched and posted a 3.28 earned run average...struck out 154 batters. 

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 Groen 5-8 Shortstop JR Clive, Iowa

Academic: Nursing

2021...batted .216 with 24 hits and scored 12 runs...knocked in 19 runs and scored 12.  

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. 

25 Dana Den Herder 5-7 Third Base SO Sioux Center, Iowa

Academic: Agriculture

Before Dordt...batted .424 in a shortened 2020 season...had 25 hits with three doubles and eight runs batted in with 21 runs scored. 

27 Emma Brown 5-7 Second Base FR Clarksville, Tennessee

Academic: Nursing

Before Dordt...graduated from Rossview High School (Tennessee) where she was a three-year starter...earned all-district honors  and had a .300 batting average while playing the middle infield spots...was a member of the Ridge Runners club team from Nashville. 

29 Brooklyn Van Oort 5-5 Third Base SR Rock Valley, Iowa


2021...batted .234 with 22 hits, three doubles, three homeruns and 17 runs batted in...played in 34 games...earned NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete honors. 

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 5-11 Outfield JR New Sharon. Iowa

Academic: Art

2021...played in 24 games...had a .182 batting average with six runs scored and six runs batted in.  

31 Erica Feikema 5-10 Outfield JR Sioux Center, Iowa

Academic: 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. 

44 Aurora Tyson 5-5 Catcher FR Georgetown, Texas

Academic: Elementary Education 

Before Dordt...played for Gateway College Preparatory School as a freshman and sophomore and Brentwood Christian (Texas) during her junior and senior years...posted a .736 batting average with 42 hits, 59 runs batted in and 44 runs scored...was named first team all-conference four times and was twice named most valuable player...also played for the Texas Blaze. 

55 Kenzie Cunard 5-7 Outfield SR Missouri Valley, Iowa

Academic: Elementary Education

2021...played in 44 games and batted .291....had 14 stolen bases and 44 hits with 23 runs batted in...had three homeruns and scored 28 runs. 

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.