The Simpson softball team tied for fourth in the country with a 3.68 grade-point average as 16 student-athletes were named National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar-Athletes, announced by Easton/NFCA Wednesday.
The American Rivers Conference announced its 2019 Spring All-Academic Team on Thursday and Simpson had 38 student-athletes receive the honor. From around the league, 348 student-athletes were recognized for the achievement.
The Simpson softball team placed 16 student-athletes on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete list for the 2019 campaign. As a unit, the Storm had a collective grade-point average of 3.68.
Simpson senior softball player Kayla Reusche has been named to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District 8 Softball First Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Simpson softball’s Megan Crockett has earned American Rivers All-Conference First Team honors for her impressive sophomore season, while Ashley Allen, Emily Bell and Sara Trent were tabbed to the second team.
Camrey Leo smoked a two out, two-run homer in the seventh inning to extend Simpson softball’s season on Friday as the Storm won 7-6 over Wartburg to advance in the American Rivers Conference Tournament.
The Simpson softball team enters the American Rivers Conference Tournament as the sixth seed and will take on the three-seed, Wartburg, on Friday. First pitch is slated for 4:30 p.m. as top-seeded Central College hosts the tournament.
At the doorstep of getting into the American Rivers Conference Tournament, the Simpson softball team used five home runs to win 6-2 at Buena Vista on Sunday to clinch the sixth seed in the tournament. The Storm lost 7-3 in the series finale.
Emily Schilke held the highest-scoring offense in the American Rivers Conference to one run as the Simpson softball team won 3-1 against No. 9 Coe on Wednesday after falling 14-1 in the doubleheader opener.
Home runs from Ashley Allen and reigning American Rivers Conference Female Athlete and Softball Position Player of the Week, Megan Crockett, highlighted the Simpson softball team’s two losses to Grinnell on Tuesday.
Simpson softball player Megan Crockett was named as the American Rivers Conference Female Athlete and Softball Position Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, April 21, the league office announced Monday.
Megan Crockett and Sara Trent each had two home runs as the Simpson softball team won 9-5 over Wartburg in the doubleheader open, but lost 8-1 to split the season series at the Simpson Softball Complex on Saturday.
The Simpson softball team nearly pulled off an upset of No. 24 Luther in game one and had the lead late in game two of the doubleheader, but could not hold on. The Storm fell 2-0 in the opener and 14-6 in six innings.
The Simpson softball doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday at Luther, has now been moved to Tuesday to avoid the forecasted weather. The games originally scheduled for Tuesday against Grinnell have been postponed.
Emily Bell and Megan Crockett provided the spark the Simpson softball team needed to earn its first American Rivers Conference victory of the year on Tuesday at Dubuque. The Storm won 6-2 in the first game, but fell 8-0 in the later matchup.
Megan Crockett drove in the game-winning run in game one, hit a two-run homer in game two, and the Simpson softball team won its final two games at the North Park Invitational on Sunday. The Storm beat North Park 3-2 in eight innings and topped Olivet 5-3.
Ashley Allen drove in two runs and Emily Bell tossed a shutout as the Simpson softball team beat Olivet 4-0 in the first game of North Park Invitational on Saturday. Simpson lost to the host Vikings 5-4 in the nightcap.
The Simpson softball team scored early and often on Saturday to close out its Florida trip with two shutout victories. The Storm won 8-0 over Finlandia and 11-0 against Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.