Softball Signs Knaack

Softball Signs Knaack

(Monday, May 11; Sioux Center, Iowa) Taylor Knaack, a senior at River Valley High School (Iowa), has announced her intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender softball program.

“The Dordt University Softball Program is excited to welcome Taylor!  Taylor has had significant high school success and is a very hard worker.  We anticipate Taylor having a great impact on our program over her career.  She is a multi-tool athlete and we look forward to seeing her continue to develop throughout her career as an athlete but also continue to develop spiritually and academically through Dordt University’s Christ-centered education," said Dordt softball coach Jeff Zomer.

Knaack batted .402 in 2019 with 47 hits, 23 runs batted in and stole 42 bases.  She also 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.  She posted 11 wins on the mound and struck out 94.  She's a two-time all-district and all-conference selection and was twice named honorable mention all-state.  She has 101 career stolen bases.

"When I took a visit to Dordt it felt like somewhere I could call home. The campus, faculty and students were so welcoming. I feel as if there are many opportunities waiting for me at Dordt University. Getting a Christ-centered education is something I am really looking forward to. I cannot wait to be a Defender," said Knaack.

Taylor is the daughter of Scott and Renee Knaack of Correctionville, Iowa. She plans to study Business Administration at Dordt.

 Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive Christian university rooted in the Reformed tradition. The Defender athletic program is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC). 

U.S. News & World Report, Money Magazine,, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best colleges lists. Dordt is home to approximately 1,500 students.