The Kaskaskia College Blue Angels Softball Team has made school history, defeating the Lake Land College Lakers and winning the NJCAA Region XXIV Championship on Wednesday, May 17. The Blue Angels defeated the Lakers in back-to-back games, 5-4 in the first game and 10-0 in the second game. Kaskaskia College will go on to play in the NJCAA Softball World Series in Oxford, Alabama next week.
“We couldn’t be prouder and more excited for the amount of success our Blue Angels have had this year,” said Kaskaskia College Coordinator of Student Athlete Development, Franceska J. Windler. “Seeing their teamwork and collaboration on and off the field has been fun to watch. We are looking forward to watching them play at the NJCAA Softball World Series in Oxford, Alabama.”
En route to the championship title, the 2023 Kaskaskia College Blue Angels amassed 47 wins, the most in a season in school history and garnered an overall winning percentage of .742.
“It has been an outstanding season and two years for our KC Softball program,” said Kaskaskia College Softball Coach John Barnes. It is not only the hard work of the players on our roster this year but also the ladies that came before them that has allowed us to get to this point. I am nothing but proud of each and every one of our Blue Angels.”
In the last two seasons alone, the Kaskaskia College Softball program has collected 91 wins. The program has sent players on to play at Missouri State University, Illinois College, Greenville University and Missouri Baptist University.
Kaskaskia College is a public community college in Centralia, Illinois, serving all or part of nine counties, including Bond, Clinton, Fayette, Marion, Washington, Jefferson, St. Clair, Madison and Montgomery. Committed to making education affordable and accessible, the College has multiple locations throughout these counties and has education centers in Greenville, Nashville, Salem, Trenton and Vandalia while also providing heavy industrial trade programming at the Crisp Technology Center in Centralia. The school, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, offers a broad spectrum of degrees, programs and certification options, specializing in two-year associate degrees, transfer degrees and vocational education in a variety of career and technical fields that focus on immediate employment upon program completion.