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Welcome to Thunder Softball!

Thunder Fastpitch Softball is one of the most exciting activities on campus. Each season we field a competitive team that plays in the Northern Division of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference. We have a proven reputation of attracting quality players, as well as a long list of student athletes who have achieved post-season awards, including NJCAA All-American team and NJCAA Academic All-American honors. The opportunity we provide to play competitive softball at a high level, combined with the excellent academic programs at our college, make Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College an outstanding choice for continuing your athletic and academic careers after high school.

Each year we assemble a roster of about 14-15 student athletes. Head Coach Laura Sylvester will lead the program. If you would like to learn more about Thunder Softball and talk to current players, former players, or the coaching staff, please contact Head Coach Laura Sylvester at 218-879-0822 or via email to lsylvester@fdltcc.edu.

If you are interested in playing for the Thunder, click the inquiry form link below, check the sport or sports in which you are interested near the bottom, fill in any pertinent information about yourself and your accomplishments, and submit:

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Schedule
Roster
Coaching Staff
Athlete Honors
Team Statistics
Individual Records


2014 Season Schedule

Date Opponent Site Time
Wednesday, March 19 Mesabi Range Technical College at Rosemount Irish Dome canceled
  Anoka-Ramsey Community College at Rosemount Irish Dome canceled
  To be determined at Rosemount Irish Dome canceled
Friday, March 28 Riverland Community College at Rosemount Irish Dome canceled
  Minnesota West Technical College at Rosemount Irish Dome canceled
Sunday, March 30 Lake Region State College at Rosemount Irish Dome canceled
  Rochester Technical College at Rosemount Irish Dome canceled
Tuesday, April 8 Hibbing Community College HOME at Braun Park

postponed          

Saturday, April 12 Mesabi Range Technical College at Virginia

postponed

Sunday, April 13 Vermilion Community College HOME at Braun Park

postponed

Wednesday, April 16 Northland Technical College at Thief River Falls 3:00 & 5:00 p.m.
Friday, April 18 Mesabi Range Technical College HOME at Braun Park  3:00 & 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 24 Rainy River Community College at International Falls

3:00 & 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 26 Central Lakes College HOME at Braun Park

Noon & 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 27 Itasca Community College at Grand Rapids

Noon & 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 30 Mesabi Range Technical College at Virginia 3:00 & 5:00 p.m. 
       
       
       

HOME games are played at Braun Park. Free admission to regular-season home games.
All regular-season dates are doubleheaders. Game times and dates are subject to change.


2014 Thunder Softball Roster

#   Player Position Hometown High School Year Major
     Complete roster coming soon.          
               
               
               
             

 

    Alana Groth   Infield  Carlton, MN  Carlton High School  Sophomore
    Melinda Nelson  Outfield Proctor,MN Proctor, MN Sophomore
    Shania Paulson  Infield Cloquet, MN Cloquet Senior High School Sophomore  
               
             
             
               
               
               
               


Thunder Softball Coaching Staff

  Coach Coaching Position Years with Team Hometown Info Experience
  Laura Sylvester

Head Coach

Second Season

Alborn, Minnesota

 

10+ years coaching

 

 

         
 

Holly Nelson

Student Coach Second Season Carlton, MN Thunder Alum
 

 

       
Thunder Support Staff
Charlene Heule Charlene Heule Athletic Trainer Fifth Year Cloquet, Minnesota   M.S., ATC, ATR


Thunder Softball Student Athlete Honors

Season Player Hometown Honor/Award
       
2011 Lisa Muehlberger Duluth, MN Conference All-State Team, First Team
2011 Anna Engelmeier  Cloquet, MN Conference All-State Team, Honorable Mention
2011 Lisa Muehlberger Duluth, MN Northern All-Division, First Team
2011 Anna Engelmeier Cloquet, MN Northern All-Division, Second Team
2011 Lisa Muehlberger Duluth, MN Northern Division Player of the Week (twice)
       
2010 Megan Johnson Esko, MN NJCAA Academic All-American
2010 Megan Johnson Esko, MN NJCAA All-Region 13 Team, First Team
2010 Megan Johnson Esko, MN Conference All-State Team, Honorable Mention
2010 Steph Engelmeier Cloquet, MN Conference All-State Team, Honorable Mention
2010 Megan Johnson Esko, MN Northern All-Division, Second Team
2010 Steph Engelmeier Cloquet, MN Northern All-Division, Second Team
2010 Lisa Muehlberger Duluth, MN Northern Division Player of the Week
       
2009 Stacie Miller Esko, MN NJCAA All-American, First Team
2009 Stacie Miller Esko, MN NJCAA All-Region 13 Team, First Team
2009 Stacie Miller Esko, MN Conference All-State Team, First Team
2009 Natosha Rohloff Silver Bay, MN Conference All-State Team, Second Team
2009 Stacie Miller Esko, MN Northern All-Division, First Team
2009 Natosha Rohloff Silver Bay, MN Northern All-Division, First Team
2009 Steph Saylor Wrenshall, MN Northern All-Division, Second Team
2009 Stacie Miller Esko, MN Northern Division Player of the Week (twice)
2009 Natosha Rohloff Silver Bay, MN Northern Division Player of the Week
       
2008 Stacie Miller Esko, MN NJCAA All-Region 13 Team, First Team
2008 Stacie Miller Esko, MN Conference All-State Team, First Team
2008 Stacie Miller Esko, MN Northern All-Division, First Team
2008 Stacie Miller Esko, MN Northern Division Player of the Week
2008 Leanne Gittings Cloquet, MN Northern Division Player of the Week


Team Statistics

Season Record Team Honors
2013 1-5 Most of season canceled due to weather
2012 9-22  
2011 14-14 Hosted Conference State Tournament
2010 11-17  
2009 20-14 State Tournament Qualifier
2008 6-10 First Softball Team in School History


Individual Records (Full Season)

Category Statistic Player Season
Batting Average .653 Stacie Miller 2008
Hits 63 Stacie Miller 2009
RBIs (season) 61 Stacie Miller 2009
RBIs (single game) Stacie Miller 2009
Home Runs 4 Natosha Rohloff 2009
Runs Scored 43 Stacie Miller   2009
Stolen Bases 32 of 33 Megan Johnson 2010
Home Base Steals 9 of 9 Megan Johnson 2010
Pitching Wins 14 Johanna Vellekoop 2009
ERA 2.98 Steph Engelmeier 2009
Strikeouts (season) 106 Katie Youngberg 2011
Strikeouts (single game)  13 Katie Youngberg 2011
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