SBH: Moravia v. Moulton-Udell

Moulton-Udell Lady Eagles junior Addison Westercamp (11) fields a foul groundball during a Bluegrass Conference softball game between the Moravia Lady Mohawks and the Moulton-Udell Lady Eagles at Moravia High School in Moravia, Iowa on Friday, June 10 2016.

In a new series where we look at former Iowegian athletes continuing to carry the torch for their schools in college, we first look at Moulton-Udell. As it currently stands, former multi-sport athlete Addison Westercamp is the only Moulton-Udell grad continuing their athletic career in the college ranks.

Addison Westercamp (Class of 2017, Iowa Wesleyan, Softball)

Westercamp was a two-time all-state honorable mention while being selected as a first team all-Bluegrass Conference infielder those two seasons.

Westercamp hit .364 as a senior while leading Moulton-Udell in home runs (three), runs (18) and walks (11). Her best season came as a junior when she hit .448 while leading the Lady Eagles in hits (26), doubles (10), home runs (three) and RBIs (20). She was a five-year starter at Moulton-Udell and led the team in batting average in three of those five seasons.

Westercamp originally committed to Southwestern Community College to continue her softball career. Unfortunately for her and the rest of the Spartan softball program, they wouldn’t compete during the spring 2018 season after Todd Lorensen, SWCC’s athletic director, announced that due to a decline in team numbers (only 11 girls were on the team at the time), it was in the best interest of the student-athletes to cancel the season.

Although SWCC said the canceling of the season should help preserve the eligibility of those players, Westercamp elected to transfer to Iowa Wesleyan where she is listed as a junior for the upcoming season this spring.

The 5-foot-7 infielder will hope the year off of competitive softball won’t affect her play as she tries to crack the Tiger lineup. Westercamp is a Physical Education major at Iowa Wesleyan.

Iowa Wesleyan is set to start their season in March and will look to improve on last year’s 7-23 record. Westercamp is in danger of losing another season of softball after a recent report emerged of Iowa Wesleyan potentially being closed down before the academic year ends in May due to financial problems.

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Colin Peters is a sports reporter for the Daily Iowegian. He can be reached at cpeters@dailyiowegian.com or by calling the newsroom at 641-856-6336. Follow him on Twitter @ColinPetersDI.

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Colin Peters has been a sports writer at the Daily Iowegian since May 2017