Redbirds Add ICC Standout Vissering to 2013-14 Roster
Vissering helped lead the Cougars to fourth- and fifth-place national finishes
Vissering helped lead the Cougars to fourth- and fifth-place national finishes

Aug 16, 2013

NORMAL, Ill. - The Illinois State softball team has added junior pitcher McKensie Vissering to the 2013-14 roster, as announced by head coach Melinda Fischer Friday. Vissering pitched at Illinois Central the past two seasons.

Vissering, a native of Peoria, Ill., compiled a 10-4 record and 2.07 ERA last year playing for the Cougars and head coach Heather Doty. She was named a 2013 NJCAA Region 24 All-Regional Team selection in 2013, as the Cougars finished fourth at the NJCAA National Tournament. As a freshman in 2012, Vissering went 6-4 with a 2.10 ERA, helping ICC to a fifth-place national finish.

"McKensie will add experience, depth and versatility to our pitching staff," head coach Melinda Fischer said. "She has experienced national-level play and success by finishing fourth and fifth in her two years at Illinois Central College. She has been coached by former MVC pitcher Heather Doty, who has greatly increased her pitch development in preparation for competition at the next level. McKensie also excels in the classroom, and I believe her proven abilities will contribute greatly to our softball program.

 

 

Prior to her time at ICC, Vissering was a four-year starter at Peoria Christian High School, earning all-conference accolades every season. As a senior in 2011, Vissering tossed two no-hitters and one perfect game, while leading her squad to a conference title. Vissering also set a school-record with 16 strikeouts in a single game as a sophomore in 2009. She played volleyball all four seasons as well.

Vissering has also excelled academically, earning two NJCAA Exemplary Academic Achievement honors and being named to the ICC dean's list all four semesters. She will be majoring in business administration at ISU.

Vissering joins freshmen Jordan de los Reyes and Annie Heineman as newcomers for the 2013-14 Redbirds.

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