Led by St. Cloud Technical & Community College, three softball teams from the Southern Division of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference had some of their top performing student-athletes recognized at the 2018 NJCAA Region XIIIA softball championship tournament. Top seed and regular season champion SCTCC grabbed several spots on the honorary team while Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Ridgewater College each had one standout honored. NDSCS head coach Mike Oehlke was tabbed as the Region XIIA Coach-of-the-Year for guiding the #2 seeded Wildcats past the rest of the tournament field and onto the national stage.
NJCAA independent team and tournament champion North Dakota State College of Science will join MCAC Northern Division squad Itasca Community College in Rochester, Minnesota, this week as a part of the 2018 NJCAA Division III National Championships Tournament where they will compete with Herkimer County Community College, Monroe Community College, Brookdale Community College, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Rock Valley College and Suffolk County Community College. For complete information on the 2018 NJCAA Division III Softball National Tournament, please visit: www.rochestermnsports.org
The 2018 NJCAA Region XIIIA Tournament awards and honors are as follows:
|2018 NJCAA Region XIIIA||Tournament Honors|
|Region XIIIA MVP||Brooke Harder, North Dakota State College of Science|
|Region XIIIA Coach-of-the Year||Mike Oehlke, North Dakota State College of Science|
|Region XIIIA Champion||North Dakota State College of Science|
|Region XIIIA Runner-Up||St. Cloud Technical & Community College|
|All-Region Team||Member College|
|Brooke Harder||North Dakota State College of Science|
|Sala Veu||North Dakota State College of Science|
|Bekah Ludden||North Dakota State College of Science|
|Halie Johnson||North Dakota State College of Science|
|Morgan Schreiber||St. Cloud Technical & Community College|
|Ashley Pool||St. Cloud Technical & Community College|
|Kalli Mathiasen||St. Cloud Technical & Community College|
|Kimberly Trulock||Ridgewater College|
|Breanna Stang||Anoka-Ramsey Community College|
Photo courtesy of SCTCC Athletics.
For more on the MCAC 2018 Softball season, please go to: http://www.mcacsports.org/sports/sball/index
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference website main page is: http://www.mcacsports.org/landing/index
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About the Minnesota College Athletic Conference
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system. The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions. The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.