Monday, May 16, 2016

Softball Team Heads to National Tournament

Congratulations to the Salt Lake Community College softball team!

SLCC won the Region 18 Tournament Friday for a chance to play in the NJCAA Division I Fast Pitch National Championships this week in St. George, Utah. Tournament action for 16 teams begins May 18 and continues through the championship game May 21. All games in this double elimination format will be held at the Canyons Softball Complex, 1890 W. 2000 N., St. George.

“We are very excited to participate in the National Tournament,” said Bruins Head Coach Cyndee Bennett. “This group has come together, and we have high expectations. We have worked very hard for this opportunity.” SLCC had four players earn Player of the Week honors: Tina Ford, Rae Gall, Kylie Everill and Addie Jensen. Gall went on to win NJCAA National Player of the Week. The team also had First Team All SWAC players in Rae Gall, Karly Bunderson, Ashlee Crabtree and Lauryn Goaslind.

Lauryn Goaslind crosses the plate after hitting a home run against CSI on Friday.

The SLCC Bruins battled CSI Friday in the region tournament at the College’s Taylorsville Redwood Campus toward a 3-1 victory and a trip to nationals. The Bruins finished the season 44-7 overall and an almost unstoppable 21-1 at home.

Everyone is invited to make the drive down to St. George to cheer on our incredible Bruins team. Don’t forget to wear your blue and gold Bruins pride! If you can’t make it, then follow the action at www.njcaa.org/sports/sball or www.slccbruins.com.


"We are excited about our softball team making it to the national tournament this week in St. George," said SLCC Athletic Director Kevin Dustin. "This team had been remarkable all season, literally leading the SWAC from Day One and wrapping up the league championship with two weeks left in the season. Coach Cyndee Bennett and Assistant Coach Tara Bendt have done another stellar job. With a dominant performance in the Region 18 tournament, I honestly believe this team is poised to make a strong run in St. George this week."