Rochester Community & Technical College 2018 Softball Preview

Rochester Community & Technical College 2018 Softball Preview

Rochester, Mn - 

Head Coach l Years at Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) l Overall W-L

Cori Ronnenbergt, first year at RCTC

Assistant Coaches:

Lori Jenson

(Breann Burr)

Key Returners:

Breanna Burr, LaCrescent, MN, P; Morgan Rinn, Lewiston, MN, 3B, PenniJo Brenke, LeCenter, MN, 1B-P

Top Incomers:

Kylie Ahl, Blue Earch, MN, C-SS; Abi Folkkert, Kasson-Mantorville, MN, LF; Katelin Mensink, Preson, MN, C-IF; Cassie Voth, Goodhue, MN, CF

Coach Ronnenbergt's Quote on 2018 Pitching:

"We have 3 new pitchers coming into the program."


 (Kylie Ahl)

Coach Ronnenbergt's Expectations on Yellowjacket Hitting/Offense For 2018:

"We will look to have a solid line up this season with both power and speed. Kylie Ayle and Abi Folkkert will lead us with power."

Coach Ronnenbergt's Overall Thoughts:

"I'm just excited to see the RCTC Softball team back on the field after a year of having no season. Lots of freshmen will lead the way and we look to improve each game."

The Yellowjackets next game will be on March 19th against Rainy River Community College at the Irish Dome.


About Softball in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference:

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference boasts a strong tradition in fastpitch softball; multiple decades of intercollegiate NJCAA competition has allowed student-athletes in the MCAC to pursue careers at four-year college programs and compete for National Championships. 

Currently, MCAC Softball teams compete in a two-division alignment.  Northern Division teams include Hibbing Community College, Itasca Community College, Mesabi Range College, Rainy River Community College, Central Lakes College,  Northland Community & Technical College and Vermilion Community College.  The Southern Division is home to St. Cloud Technical & Community College, Ridgewater College, M State Fergus Falls, Anoka-Ramsey CC, Minnesota West CTC, Riverland Community College and Rochester Community & Technical College. 

At the conclusion of the 2018 spring season, MCAC Division Champions and Divisional runner-up, as well as third and fourth-place finishing teams, will advance to the 2018 NJCAA Division III Region XIIIA and B Tournaments.  The Region XIII A & B Tournaments will be hosted by the regular season champion.   Winners of the 2018 NJCAA Region XIII A & B tournaments will advance to the 2018 NJCAA Division III National Tournament, held in Rochester, Minnesota on May 17-19. 

Softball in the MCAC features athletes from over Minnesota and many surrounding states.  Our campus environments include the opportunity to attend college and compete in a variety of Minnesota State System colleges, from the urban hubs of the Twin Cities, Rochester, St. Cloud and La Crosse, and the picturesque college towns ranging from Thief River Falls to Ely, Worthington to Brainerd.  Learn more at:

More on Rochester Community & Technical College:

RCTC was founded in 1915 making it Minnesota's oldest original community college. Located in the state's third-largest city, the College offers more than 70 credit-based programs. RCTC is part of a learning alliance with Winona State University. This alliance offers programs from certificates through master's degrees in Rochester. RCTC also offers one of the largest student life programs in the state; theater and music opportunities; and nationally ranked men's and women's athletics.

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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.

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