At its best, collegiate athletics is vehicle to help students achieve their potential in sports and life. Over the past 10 years, the Cosumnes River College (CRC) softball program has done just that by helping numerous athletes gain scholarships to four-year universities. Since Coach Kristy Schroeder took over the head coaching job in 2011, over 15 softball players have played at either the NCAA or NAIA levels. Coach Schroeder understands that there are many different reasons for student athletes to attend CRC.

In fact, she believes this is why her team is so successful, saying, ?The success our softball team has motivates the girls to want to play at a higher level, but our focus on academics also shows girls the opportunities that life provides outside of softball.?

As the leader of the team, Coach Schroeder wants the best for each and every one of her players. ?It is exciting to see what my players go on and do in their lives, whether it be playing softball at a four-year university or just getting a degree. I try to stay in touch with all of my past players because of the strong connection that we made during their time playing for me.?

This philosophy has paid off for the CRC Hawks and can be seen by the team?s consistent success and the number of players that have gone on to play softball at a higher level. Below is a list of student-athletes that have been recruited to play softball at the next level with the help and guidance of the CRC Softball Staff.


Courtney Lozano Midway University (KY)


Korina Krueg, California State University, Monterey

Started 48 out of 50 games in 2019

.300 batting average

19 stolen bases and 34 runs scored


Miranda Rodriquez, University of Kansas

Started 41 out of 43 games in 2019

.224 batting average

Courtney Beatty, William Jewell College

Led team with .396 batting average in 2019

2019 Unanimous All-GLVC First Team

2019 Academic All-GLVC

Chelsea Martinez, University of Missouri-St. Louis

NFCA & D2CCA Second Team All-Midwest Region in 2018 & 2019

2019 Senior Athlete of the Year

All-GLVC First Team (2018) and Second Team (2019)

Lindsay Lambert, William Penn University

.341 career batting average at CRC

2018 Letter winner at William Penn University

Brittany Baroni, McPherson College

14-3 pitching record in 2019

2.53 ERA over 96 innings pitched in 2019

46 strikeouts thrown in 2019


Raechel Hopper, William Jessup University

1.000% Fielding Percentage 2017 & 2018

.225 career batting average 2017 & 2018

3 Homeruns and 15 RBI in 2018

Kacey Lutz, William Penn University

.339 career batting average 2017 & 2018

.438 career on base percentage 2017 & 2018

.495 slugging percentage 2017 & 2018


Hanna Miller, Concordia University-Irvine

Started 31 of 35 games in 2016

.266 batting average

Christin Stein, University of Pacific

Played 27 games in 2017

.333 on base percentage

Amanda Horbasch, Cal-State San Marcos

Started 69 of 72 games in 2016 & 2017

.303 career batting average 2016 & 2017

.439 career on base percentage 2016 & 2017

Nicole Madalora, Cal Lutheran University

Pitched 25.2 innings in 2017

Career high 4 saves in 2017


Amy Pedretti, Cal-State Stanislaus

Started 70 of 76 career games

.263 career batting average 2015 & 2016

.345 career on base percentage 2015 & 2016


Lauren Szoboscan, Kansas Wesleyan University

Started 50 out of 52 games in 2015

.354 batting average in 2015

.373 on base percentage in 2015

Alissa Greenhaw, Cal State Monterey Bay

Started 104 out of 111 games in her career

.351 career batting average 2014 & 2015

.512 career slugging percentage with 9 HRs and 61 RBIs


Ashley Lowe, Southern Oregon University

Started 38 games her senior year in 2014

.313 batting average in 2014

Ali Garcia, San Francisco State University

Pitched in 15 games during the 2012 season

Started 5 games pitching in 2012