May 04, 2020 7:06 PM

Changes announced to CSC summer athletic camps

Posted May 04, 2020 7:06 PM

By: Kaleb Center, CSC Sports Information Director

CHADRON, Neb. -- May 4, 2020 -- Some Chadron State College summer athletic camps have been postponed, and others cancelled, due to the state of Nebraska's extension of Directed Health Measures through the month of May and the expectation that the precautions, such as the prohibition of organized sports, will be necessary into June.

The football prospect camp scheduled for June 1 is cancelled. Team camps will be moved to July, and the July prospect camp is on as scheduled for July 25. The dates for 11-man team camps were moved to July 6-8 for "large schools", such as Nebraska Class A and B, and July 12-14 for the smaller schools. The six, eight, and nine-man camps will be July 16-18.

The CSC volleyball program is still set to host all team and skills camps July 7-15 as originally planned.

All wrestling and girls' basketball camps are cancelled, however the wrestling program will announce an alternative team camp at a later date. Registrations already submitted will be refunded.

The men's basketball and softball programs also intend to host camps, but the dates for those will be announced at a later time.

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Chadron State adds strong recruiting class to softball roster

By: Kaleb Center, CSC Sports Information Director

CHADRON, Neb. -- May 4, 2020 -- Chadron State College Head Softball Coach Kaley Ness gave three names on Monday of the softball players who would be reporting in the fall, comprising the incoming class of 2020.

One is pitcher Caitlin Lotspeich, a sophomore transfer from Feather River Community College in California. As a freshman in 2019, she was named Second Team all-conference, with a 3.18 earned runs average, a record of 9-6, and 73 strikeouts. Lotspeich was a four-time all-conference honoree and 2017 all-state honorable mention athlete in high school at Mazama High in Klamath, Oregon. She will join CSC as a sophomore, as California community college student-athletes are not being charged with a season of participation for the spring 2020 sport season.

Next is Jessie Henchenski, an infielder from Fort Collins, Colorado, where she played third base. She is another four-time all-conference player who led both her high school and competitive teams in batting average and on-base percentage. Last fall, Henchenski hit .417 with an OBP of .481 for Poudre High, raking in a team-high 23 runs batted in. 

Finally, Samantha Conradie is the latest addition to the roster. She is a 2019 all-state participant from Legacy High in Broomfield, Colorado, where she helped her team to a regional tournament title and a trip to state. Conradie, a three-time all-conference selection with a .397 career batting average and only 15 strikeouts in 257 at-bats, figures in as a catcher or utility player at CSC.

In addition to the three, senior outfielder Ellie Owens confirmed she will return for an additional season, while two other players' decisions are pending.