Team competing for first time at NJCAA DII level
Dakota County Technical College fastpitch softball announced the team’s 2013 recruiting class, which will compete for the first time at the NJCAA Division II level. This year also marks the first season the Blue Knights will be competing in the North Dakota Conference. Being in a conference not only helps with scheduling games, it also provides an opportunity to recognize players for exceptional athletic and academic achievements.
“Our first year of recruiting has been terrific,” said Tom Cross, head fastpitch softball coach at DCTC. He noted that the new recruits bring great talent in a wide variety of positions. “I look forward to fielding a competitive team in our first year at DII,” Cross added.
2013 Blue Knights Women’s Fastpitch Softball Lineup
- Alyssa Kaiswatum of Regina, Saskatchewan — Pitcher / First Baseman
- Amanda Orrell of Santa Maria, Calif. — First Baseman / Outfielder
- Bethani Athey of Elk River, Minn. — Catcher / Third Baseman
- Brooklynn Searles of Farmington, Minn. — Outfielder
- Cassie LaValle of St. Paul, Minn. — Outfielder
- Clarissa Bryant of Eagan, Minn. — Infielder
- Janna Hall of Greenbush, Minn. — Outfielder
- Jordan Tuma of New Prague, Minn. — Catcher
- Katie Donohue of St. Paul, Minn. — Pitcher
- Kendall Palfi of Lakeville, Minn. — Pitcher
- Robyn Rohr of Lakeville, Minn. — Infielder / Catcher
- Nikki Tiedeman of Richfield, Minn. — Utility
- Maria Kehrer of Lakeville, Minn. — Infielder
- Kayla Frandrup of Lakeville, Minn. — Utility
The team’s first official game is in spring 2013 (date to be determined). Check Blue Knights fastpitch softball full schedule for updates.
For more information about Blue Knights athletics, visit goblueknights.com.
Interested in joining the team? For more information about Blue Knights fastpitch softball, contact:
- Tom Cross
Head Fastpitch Softball Coach