Friday, June 24, 2005
KANSAS SOFTBALL PLAYERS SELECTED FOR TECHNOCAT ELITE TEAM
SALINA – Fifteen softball players were selected to play on an elite 18-and-under softball team, the TechnoCats, sponsored by Kansas State University at Salina. The girls are competing in weekend tournaments and weekly double-headers all summer, in addition to living on the K-State at Salina campus and taking college courses for credit. This is the second year for the team and the softball summer program, which focuses on athletics, leadership and academics.
“The TechnoCats team was created to be a part of the K-State at Salina family during the summer months,” said Dixie Schierlman, associate dean of student life. “This program gives top softball athletes from around the state the chance to work on their sports skills, take college classes and get a taste of campus life.”
Because K-State does not have an NCAA softball team, high school athletes are able to participate without threatening their recruiting eligibility. Coaches for the team are Darryl Hoelting, Salina, and Janice Esses, of Lindsborg.
More information about the TechnoCats program can be found online at
The 2005 TechnoCats are Angelisa Sexson, Andover, daughter of William and Teresa Sexon; Shari Hanson, Andover, daughter of Rick and Bonnie Hanson; Rebecca Crotinger, Hoisington, daughter of Stan and Debbie Crotinger; Amberlea Dunham, Independence, daughter of Robert and Christy Dunham;
From Johnson: Leslie Godfrey, daughter of Audrey Lauppe; Carissa Nelson, daughter of Clem and Sharon Nelson; and Whitney Teeter, daughter of Monty and Rebecca Teeter.
Allison Koehn, Little River, daughter of Jack and Kathy Koehn; Samantha Kerr, Lyons, daughter of Joseph Kerr; Tiffany Taylor, Lyons, daughter of Dan Taylor and Mark and Michelle Miller; Amber Irvin, Meade, daughter of Don and Toni Irvin and Jay and Deb Boley; Jessi Barkley, Salina, daughter of Steve and Kim Barkley; Marley Conine, Scott City, daughter of Kelly and Shawn Conine; Britany Brady, Smolan, daughter of Gary and Robin Brady; and Jessi Divilbiss, Solomon, daughter of Jim and Karen Divilbiss.