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SWCC gains softball recruits

Published: Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 2:25 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 2:32 a.m. CDT
(SWCC photo)
At the signing of Gabryelle DuBois of Carlisle to play sottball at Southwestern Community College are, from left, SWCC assistant softball coach Amber Brown, Gabryelle DuBois, Gabryelle's sister Shayanne DuBois and SWCC head osftball coach Lindsay Stumpff.
(SWCC photo)
Malory Christiansen, a two-time all-state pitcher at Tri-Center High School, is transferring from Doane College in Nebraska to Southwesetrn Community College to join the Spartan softball team.

Coach Lindsay Stumpff has announced two new softball recruits at Southwestern Community College.

Malory Christiansen, former Tri-Center Neola pitching standout, recently made the decision to transfer from Doane College in Crete, Neb., to Southwestern Community College for the fall 2014 semester, bringing additional pitching experience to the Spartan team.

SWCC head coach Lindsay Stumpff is excited to have more power in her pitching department. 

“Malory brings great knowledge and leadership to our squad, having a year of experience at the college level under her belt,” Stumpff explained.  “Along with being an offensive workhorse, she has great velocity on her pitch, but also moves the ball extremely well.”

In high school, Christiansen was named third team all-state two years, first team all-district three years, first team all-conference two years, and second team all-conference one year.

Christiansen said she is excited to join the SWCC squad and made her decision because she like the small campus and was impressed by the great softball program Stumpff has built.

She is the daughter of Lynn and Nancy Christiansen of Persia.

Carlisle grad

Stumpff said she was in the right place at the right time to land a strong, quick, and agile player who, in the coach’s words, “was definitely overlooked” while finishing up her high school career.”

Gabryelle DuBois, a May 2014 graduate of Carlisle High School, will join the Spartan softball team this fall. She comes to SWCC after four straight state softball appearances with the Carlisle Wildcats. She was named to the 2014 State Softball All-Tournament Team.

Stumpff said DuBois will be a great addition to her squad and will bring much needed speed to make things happen on the basepaths.

“Gabby is an extremely versatile player who has the ability to make a huge impact wherever she plays,” Stumpff stated.  “She has a very strong arm defensively and can play the short game just as well as the long ball.”

DuBois, the daughter of Shannon and Bob DuBois of Des Moines, said she chose Southwestern because she wanted to continue playing softball, liked the campus, and thought SWCC would be a great fit.

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