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Storm Top 10 Countdown: No. 5

Storm Top 10 Countdown: No. 5

The 2011-12 season brought us many great moments. From thrilling overtime wins, to conference championships, to milestone achievements, this past year was a true testament to the success experienced by student-athletes at Simpson.

Your votes for the top moments of the 2011-12 season have been tallied. Now, we will reveal the results as we re-live our favorite moments of the year.

No. 5: Softball players leave mark on record books

No mark in the Simpson softball career record book was safe in 2012.

The Storm softball team is in the midst of a period in the program’s history that has produced some of the gaudiest offensive numbers. Fittingly, seven of the eight career records which fell in 2012 were set at the plate.

Veronica Roshek, Tieryn Potratz and Keri Sorensen were the main culprits in the assult of the record book.

Roshek, a slap-hitting senior from Urbandale, Iowa, wrapped up career records for hits (180), at-bats (507) and walks (71). Potratz, a right-handed junior slugger from Ames, Iowa, added to her already impressive resume by setting career records for runs scored (112), doubles (32), RBIs (102) and total bases (279). Sorensen, a versatile, right-handed senior from Bettendorf, Iowa who ranks in the top five in several offensive categories, set the mark for assists with 276.

Over the past three seasons, Roshek, Potratz and Sorensen helped Simpson register three of the top five run totals in program history, three of the top five RBI totals and the top three home run totals.

Below, take a closer look at where the three rank in Simpson’s career record books.


1. 507 Roshek
3. 494 Sorensen



1. 112 Potratz
2. 109 Roshek
4. 99 Sorensen



1. 180 Roshek
4. 161 Sorensen
6. 145 Potratz



t-1. 32 Potratz
t-3. 28 Sorensen
t-6. 27 Roshek



1. 102 Potratz
5. 89 Sorensen


Total Bases

1. 279 Potratz
5. 224 Sorensen
6 218 Roshek



1. 71 Roshek
2. 60 Potratz
6. 50 Sorensen


Storm Top 10 Moments of 2011-12

Rank Performance  % Votes
t-10  Dorff ties strikeout record/Edwardson goes to nationals 4.2
9 Allen's goal gives men's soccer 1-0 win over Central  4.9
Yarbrough sets three school records at Liberal Arts Championships  5.4 
7 Barragan sets career 3-point record  6.5 
Men's basketball upsets Dubuque in IIAC Tournament  7.1 
Softball players set career records 7.7 
revealed 7/24   
revealed 7/27   
revealed 7/31   
revealed 8/2   
Arey deals perfect game
March 7, 2012 Arey deals perfect game