Lansing Community College NJCAA National Softball Championship Team (2002)

Year: 2002

Inducted: 2017

2002 NJCAA National Fastpitch Softball Champions

49 Wins and 7 Losses

The 2002 Lansing Community College Girls Softball Team became the first NJCAA Softball Team to win the National Championship East of the Mississippi River when they defeated Parkland Community College in Phoenix Arizona at the College World Series.   The Stars finished the year with an amazing record of 49 wins and just 7 losses, putting together a 26 game winning streak along the way.   They also captured the Michigan Junior College Athletic Association State Title, and the Region 12 NJCAA Title.    Five of their starting nine players garnered All American Honors, with the Star’s Jennifer Olds picked as Player of the Year and Coach Bob Every being selected as the National Junior College Athletic Association Coach of the Year.

Front Row (Left to Right):  Amy Dollarhite, Casey Gorman, Larissa Kequom, Nicole Beasley, Mary Ann Brooks, Kari Munson, Nicole Dashkovitz, Sarah Paape, Erin Curtis

Back Row (Left to Right):  Monica Kingsley, Amanda Hixson, Kim Horanburg, Coach Gordy Hetrick, Head Coach Bob Every, Maru Mauro, Jessica Pick, Janet Russman, Bridgette Hixson, Jennifer Olds, Coach Roy Rennirt