Viking Softball Puts Two on All-Conference Team

Posted May 8, 2017

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Marshall, Mo. (May 8, 2017)- The Missouri Valley College softball team recently finished its 2017 season, and has put two of its student-athletes on the 2017 Heart of America Athletic Conference All-Conference Team.


Leading the selections was Senior Second Baseman Kaya Naiwi (Nanakuli, Hawaii), who was chosen to the all-conference first team.  Naiwi led the team in batting average (.402), runs scored (37), total hits (66), doubles (12), homeruns (10) and RBI’s (33).  She also ranked fourth in the Heart in batting average, fourth in slugging percentage (.678), second in hits per game (1.35), fourth in total hits, fifth in homeruns and fourth in total bases.  Naiwi was also a first team selection following the 2015 season and was a second team choice back in 2014.


Also chosen to the all-conference team was Senior Right Fielder Kaila DeWitt (San Diego, Calif.) as an honorable mention selection.  DeWitt earned her first all-conference honor after finishing second on the team in doubles (11) and RBI’s (28), and third on the team in batting average (.342), hits (50) and total bases (64).


The Viking softball team finished the season with a 27-22 overall record, and a 17-17 record in Heart play.  Both were bests under Head Coach Daniel Allen, and the 27 wins were a program-high since winning 34 games in 2009.




About Missouri Valley College

Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 30 academic programs, study abroad program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, criminal justice and exercise science. Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit


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