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Morgan Kane

 

This Is Morgan’s 8th season at South. She has also previously coached hockey at the high school level. Under Morgan’s leadership the Tigers have had an overall  record of 55-48 since Morgan entered the program.

 

Before arriving at South, Morgan spent four years as a collegiate athlete at the College of St. Catherine graduating in 2007 and attended high school at Apple Valley and graduated in 2002. Morgan competed in both Hockey and softball. Some of the honors Morgan received in high school were All Conference, All State Honorable Mention, All Pioneer Team, Kaposia Classic Star of the Game in 1999, 2000 and 2001, Participant in Maroon and Gold Tournament and finished 1st, MVP, Ranked #1 in the state majority of senior year, captain for both hockey and softball. Morgan’s Collegiate honors consist of MVP, Rookie of the Year, Collegiate Women’s Athlete Award, Player of the Week, in 2005 she competed neck and neck to hold the record for most homeruns in a season, for hockey she holds the record for most shutouts in a collegiate season, holds the record for shots against, as well as captain again for both hockey and softball.

 

Morgan completed her bachelor's degree in small business/entrepreneurship, with a minor in marketing and management as well as a concentration in psychology.

 

Carrie Cooley

 

Carrie enters her first year as assistant varsity coach at South High. Cooley was the assistant softball coach at St. Catherine University last year and also helped out during the Spring of 2007. In 2003, she was the assistant coach at Hamline University in St. Paul.

 

Cooley attended St. Olaf College from 1998-2002 where she was a three year starter for the Oles in both softball and basketball. In softball she played shortstop, was a two year captain, a two-time Team MVP and named MIAC All-Conference her junior year. In high school Cooley played at Minnewaska Area High School in Glenwood, Minnesota. Her senior year she was named All-State and was the West Central South Conference MVP. Cooley was inducted into the Minnesota High School Hall of Fame in 2007.

 

 Cooley currently works part time at the YWCA teaching youth soccer and tennis. She also helps run the women's basketball league.

 

Jessica Lewandowski

 

Jessica is entering her second year as a coach at South. Jessica will be spending the majority of her time working with the pitchers and catchers. Jessica’s coaching background consists of being an Assistant coach for The College of St. Catherine’s Fast-Pitch Softball Team 2008 and 2009 with her main focus on pitchers and catchers.  

Throughout her high school career she participated in fast-pitch softball and was on the swim team. Most of her focus in high school was placed on fast-pitch softball, which she played year round. She played on the varsity team all four years of high school, played on a traveling softball team during the summer, and played in the Rice and Arlington dome league during the winter. Her core positions were pitching, but she also rotated playing 3rd and 1st base. In 2004 she transferred from North Hennepin Community College to attend The College of St. Catherine’s for nursing. While majoring in nursing at St. Kate’s, for three years she also played fast-pitch softball. During her entire career at St. Kate’s she was the starting pitcher, and played 1st and 3rd when she was not pitching. Not only being acknowledged for her pitching ability, she was also highly recognized for her hitting and fielding talent.

Jessica has earned many honors within softball. During her high school career at Mounds view she received All-Conference Honorable mention 1999, All-Conference 2000, 2001 and Captain on Varsity in 2001. At the College of St. Catherine she received NCAA All-American Scholar Athlete, College of St. Catherine’s Rookie of the Year 2005, College of St. Catherine’s McCahill Award for leadership 2007, MIAC Player of the Week in 2006, All MIAC Honorable Mention 2005, MIAC All Conference 2006, 2007, Defensive Player of the year award 2005, Offensive Player of the year award 2006, 2007, Holds the current record for most Home Runs hit in a season for St. Kate’s, MVP for the Finlandia University Invitational 2006.

 

Molly Gallu

  

Originally from Fort Collins, CO, where I went to Fort Collins High School and I graduated in 2002. I participated in softball, basketball and soccer. I have been the only female athlete to letter in all 3 sports in all 4 years, earning 12 letters. Some of the honors that I received were All-Conference in each sport, All-State in each sport, participant in “The Show” for basketball, top senior girl’s athlete (Glady’s Eddie Award) my senior year, captain in all 3 sports, won the State Championship for softball my freshman year, nominated for McDonald’s All-American for basketball, MVP on basketball team, 3 sport athlete award, voted best athlete by coaches my senior year, my junior year our basketball team was ranked in the top 25 in the nation. At first going to East Carolina for basketball I transferred to Otero Junior College playing both basketball and softball and where I was an Academic All-Region selection. After Otero I was recruited as a shortstop and received a scholarship to play at Colorado State University, competing at the Division 1 level. There I was used as a utility player, where I was used in most positions. I first started in left field but was used as a shortstop, 2nd baseman, 1st baseman, center and right fielder. At Colorado State University we held camps and volunteered at other camps for young female athletes.

 

After graduating from CSU in 2007 I started coaching right away. In Colorado I was head coach softball coach at Preston Junior High School for the fall season in 2005. After that moved I started coaching basketball at Poudre High School, where I was the head “C” coach and also assisting the varsity team, I coached there in 2005/2006. I then moved to Minnesota in 2007, where I coached the junior varsity basketball team at St. Louis Park. I also coached with the Minnesota Hustle, where I coached the 7th grade girls team.

 

I completed my bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from Colorado State University.