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NIACC softball team ranked 7th in latest poll; players recognized


This news story was published on April 10, 2019.
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MASON CITY – The NIACC softball team is ranked seventh in the latest NJCAA Division II poll released Tuesday.

Jones County Junior College (25-4) is ranked No. 1.

DMACC is ranked fourth, Kirkwood is ranked sixth and Iowa Central is ranked ninth.

NIACC (16-8 overall, 8-2 in the ICCAC) was ranked 20th in last week’s poll. The Lady Trojans were 6-2 last week with three wins over Iowa Central and one win over Kirkwood.

NIACC returns to action at home on Thursday in a nonconference contest against Marshalltown CC. The twinbill is slated to start at 2 p.m.

NJCAA Division II rankings (April 9, 2019 poll)

Jones County JC, LSU-Eunice, Phoenix, DMACC, Highland (Kan.), Kirkwood, NIACC, Louisburg, Iowa Central, Copiah-Lincoln, Northeast Mississippi, Johnson County, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Madison, Itawamba, CCBC Catonsville, Illinois Central, Heartland, Pitt, St. Louis.

Kaci Sherwood

Meanwhile, NIACC sisters Kaci and Kylie Sherwood both won ICCAC player of the week honors for the week of April 1-7.

Kaci shared player of the week honors with Southwestern’s Ali Enright and Kylie shared pitcher of the week honors with Kirkwood’s Erin Hocker.

Kaci, a sophomore, hit .560 in eight games last week, including two doubles and three home runs. She now has 15 career home runs, which ranks third on the school’s career list.

Kylie Sherwood

Kylie, a freshman, was 2-1 last week for the No. 7 Lady Trojans. She tossed a five-inning perfect game against Iowa Central in a 12-0 victory on April 1 and threw a five-inning no-hitter against Northeast CC on April 6.

NIACC (16-8 overall) returns to action Thursday at home against Marshalltown CC

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