Blue Devils Fastpitch Softball

Roster

Theresa Torkelson #1

Position: Outfield
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Adams, MN
Hope Landsman #3

Position: Outfield
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Albert Lea, MN

Lamanda Johnson #4

Position: Outfield
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Albert Lea, MN

Lamanda Johnson is a transfer from Winona State University. She attended Albert Lea High School. In high school, Lamanda played basketball and ran track. She brings 6 years of athletic experience to Riverland's Womens Softball program. Lamanda's strengths are on defense, covering a large portion of the outfield. Outside of athletics she enjoys time with friends and family. Lamanda is an enthusiast of the outside, she regularly will rollerblade or run around the lake while listening to "Work" by Drake & Rihanna on repeat.

Taylor Larsen #5

Position: Pitcher
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Elysian, MN

Taylor Larson is from Waterville-Elysian-Morristown High School. She pitched for the varsity softball team all four years of high school. She is a freshman at Riverland in the Corrections Program. She has played softball for 12 years.


Jamie Wells #6

Position: Catcher
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Sleepy Eye, MN
Brooke Hemann #7

Position: 1B / Short Stop
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: St. Ansgar, MN

Brooke Hemann comes to us from St. Ansgar, IA. She is a sophomore here at Riverland, where she is completing her generals and then transferring to the University of Northern Iowa to get a degree in Elementary Education. She has played softball for 12 years playing first base and short stop. She is very excited for this season.


Bryana Thorsen #9

Position: Outfield
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Worthington, MN
Kassi Hardies #11

Position: 1B / Catcher
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Albert Lea, MN

Kassi Hardies comes to us from Albert Lea High School She was the varsity 1st baseman for 3 years and was Big 9 All-Conference her Senior year. She also was given the All-Area Softball Player of the Year award.


Sarah Hubacher #13

Position: OF
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Lakeville, MN

Sarah Hubacher is from Lakeville, MN. She is a transfer from Dakota County College, where she played volleyball and softball. She is a great addition to Riverland's Womens Softball program and we are very excited to have her. Sarah was an All-Conference Academic for our volleyball team here at Riverland. She is in the Law Enforcement program here at Riverland and plans on becoming a police officer. Sarah has played four years of softball.

Keisha Berg #16

Position: OF
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Austin, MN

Keisha Berg comes to us from Austin High School. She is a freshman at Riverland with plans on transferring to Mankato State to get a degree in dental hygiene after she completes her generals here. Keisha has been playing softball for 10 years. She plays first base, left and center field. Keisha is looking forward to this upcoming season.


Shayla Berkner #22

Position: 3B/Pitcher
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Wanamingo, MN

Shayla Berkner is a freshman here at Riverland. She came to us from Kenyon-Wanamingo High School where she was a part of the varsity team since the 9th grade and was all-conference in the HVL her senior year for softball.  Shayla has played softball for 12 years and has played year round since she was in 9th grade on various club ball teams such as: Minnesoty Synergy, Minnesota Wildfire and the Minnesota Irish. Shayla will be our short stop this year as well as a pitcher. Shayla is very aggressive at the plate, having batted .472 this past summer and .517 her senior year of high school. She is a great addition to our softball team and we are excited to have her.

Emma Mergen #24

Position: OF / 2nd
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Cassville, WI

Emma Mergen comes to Riverland from Patch Grove, Wisconsin. She has been starting on the varsity team since her freshman year in high school. She was awarded First Team All-Conference two years in a row. She is a hustler and a great hitter and hit just under .500 her senior year. She also was awarded a Best Defense award, Team Spirit award and Captain pin. She plays centerfield and comes to Riverland with 8 years of experience in softball.


Allison Sharp #25

Position: P/3rd
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Cold Spring, MN

Allison Sharp comes to us from Rocori High School in Cold Spring, MN where she was a varsity pitcher and third baseman. She is a freshman here at Riverland who also plans to play Volleyball. She is currently a Corrections major with plans to transfer to a university after next year's season. She has played softball for 12 years and has played the last few seasons with the Minnesota Irish Club team. Her strengths include being a leader on the field and an aggressive batter at the plate. She will be a great asset to the Women's Softball team and we are excited to have her.

Caycee Gilbertson #29

Position: IF
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Albert Lea, MN

Caycee Gilbertson comes to use from the University of Minnesota. She has been playing softball for 8 years and was the varsity third baseman at Albert Lea High School for three years. She is a Kinesiology major in hopes of becoming a physical therapist with a specialty in pediatrics. We are excited to have her for the season.


McKenzi Steinbrink #33

Position: Pitcher/1st
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Austin, MN

McKenzi Steinbrink is from Austin, MN. She is a freshman at Riverland with plans on moving to a 4-year university after completing her generals. McKenzi has played softball for 10 years. She has played many positions around the diamond, but pitching is her all-time favorite. McKenzi is excited to play with a new group of girls, learn about the game and make unforgettable memories.