Athletes Moving On

Heartland Community College softball has had 33 student-athletes move on to play at four-year programs, with 24 going on to the NCAA level, and 13 going NCAA Division-1

The Hawks have sent players to 25 different four-year schools, including 18 NCAA affiliated institutions, with nine NCAA Division-1 schools adding a former HCC softball player.

Hawk Softball Alumni
Athlete College/University Transferred To
Bridget Bankes Eureka College (D-3) - Eureka, IL
Kelsey Bessler Purdue North Central (NAIA) - Westville, IN
Katie Dickey Southeastern University (NAIA) - Lakeland, FL
Rebeka Ferguson St. Xavier University (NAIA) - Chicago, IL
Ashli King Univeristy of Illinois Springfield (D-2) - Sprinfield, IL
Morghyn Neal Indiana-Purdue-Fort-Wayne (D-1) - Fort Wayne, IN
Briley Spencer Taylor University (NAIA) - Upland, IN
Alexis Tarver Indiana Wesleyan University (NAIA) - Marion, IN
Laney Thacker Benedictine University (NAIA) - Springfield, IL
Danielle Turner

Southeast Missouri State University (D-1) - Cape Girareau, MO

Bre Wonderly

University of Illinois (D-1) - Champaign, IL

Hope Smith

St. Ambrose University (NAIA) - Davenport, IA

Hawk Softball Alumni 2013
Athlete College/University Transferred To
Chelsea Anderson Texas Wesleyan University (NAIA) - Forth Worth, TX
Amanda Cain Marian University-Wisconsin (D-3) - Fond du Lac, WI
Hayden Filson Texan Wesleyan University (NAIA) - Fort Worth, TX
Mackenzie Fox Quincy University (D-2) - Normal, IL
Christina Beam Austin Peay State University (D-1) - Clarksville, TN
Kate Mayes McKendree University (D-2) - Lebanon, IL
Beth Wilson University of Kansas (D-1) - Lawrence, KS
Katie Stapleton Benedictine University-Springfield (NAIA) - Springfield, IL
Kelsie Kuhlmann

St. Louis University (D-1) - St. Louis, MO

Hawk Softball Alumni 2012
Athlete Position College/University Transferred To
Kathryn Brown P St. Ambrose University (NAIA) - Davenport, IA
Danielle Burge C Illinois Wesleyan University (D-3) - Normal, IL
Susan Goetze P McKendree University (D-2) - Lebanon, IL
Amanda Hainlen 1B St. Xavier University (NAIA) - Chicago, IL
Brittiany Tjarks C University of Central Missouri (D-2) - Warrensburg, MO
Hawk Softball Alumni 2011
Athlete Position College/University Transferred To
Rachel Anello 1B Upper Iowa University (D-2) - Fayette, IA
Lindsey Crawford C Lindenwood University-Belleville (NAIA) - Belleville, IL
McKenzie Foiles 2B Lindenwood University-Belleville (NAIA) - Belleville, IL
Hailey Haning OF Upper Iowa University (D-2) - Fayette, IA
Hanna Mennenga P Eastern Illinois University (D-1) - Charleston, IL
Hawk Softball Alumni 2010
Athlete Position High School College/University Transferred To
Lizzie Andrews OF HD Jacobs Illinois State University (D-1) - Normal, IL
Nikki Laubecher IF/P McCordsville (IN) Indiana University Southeast (NAIA) - New Albany, IN
Kati O'Reilly C/UTL Moroa-Forsyth Univeristy of Southern Indiana (D-2) - Evansville, IN
Erin Tjornhom OF Concordia University-St. Paul (D-2) - St. Paul, MN
Hawk Softball Alumni 2009
Athlete Position High School College/University Transferring To
Hannah Dow RHP Mattoon Appalachian State University (D-1) - Boone, NC
Michelle Gorzelle IF William Fremd Appalachian State University (D-1) - Boone, NC
Hannah Huebbe RHP LaSalle-Peru Township St. Louis University (D-1) - St. Louis, MO
Lindsey Jarrett IF Illini Bluff Olivet Nazarene University (NAIA) - Bourbonnais, IL
McKenzie Phillips IF Newton Appalachian State University (D-1) - Boone, NC
Amanda Sartoris OF Pontiac University of Louisiana-Monroe (D-1) - Monroe, LA
Kate Singler C Nokomis Bradley University (D-1) - Peoria, IL
Sarah Waylock IF Cary-Grove Pfeiffer University (D-2) - Misenheimer, NC
Hawk Softball Alumni 2008
Athlete Position High School College/University Transferring To
Amber May RHP Normal Community Eastern Illinois University (D-1) - Charleston, IL
Callie Schmidt C LaSalle-Peru Tennessee Technological University (Tennessee Tech) (D-1) - Cookeville, TN

Contact Us

Steve Leverton

Head Coach
Phone: 309-264-7255
Email: Steve.Leverton@heartland.edu 

Megan Rich

Assistant Coach
Email: Megan.Rich@heartland.edu 

Joe Kingdon

Head Athletic Trainer
Phone: 309-661-0232
Email: jkingdon@ciosortho.com

Dr. John Zozzaro

Team Chiropractic and Rehab Specialist
Phone: 309-862-2225