The Monarch's home game against the Papillion-LaVista South Titans was a fund-raiser for Ace's Place as well as our annual alumni reunion. Ace Moudy was the son of former Monarch catcher Megan Southworth-Moudy and her husband Mike, who are both former student athletes for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Ace passed away unexpectedly on April 05, 2019. In his honor, a playground is being built at Bowlin Stadium in Lincoln, home of the Cornhusker Softball team. This event raised $754.00 for this very worthy cause.
Former Monarchs in attendance:
Assistant Coaches Mike Butera, Terry Ford and Brad Metzler, 2003 - Ashley (Killeen) Bails, 2009 - Megan (Southworth) Moudy, Cianna Kozlik, 2011 - Mollie Middleton, 2012 - Katie Petersen, Lauren Tanner, Emily Drummy, Kelsey (Whipple) Dayan, 2014 - Taylor Pudenz, Kylie Schwarting, Gina Metzler, 2015 - Jordan Van Roy, Amanda Butera, 2017 - Tessa Hurst, 2018 - Grace Chandler
The 2018 Alumni Reunion was held in conjunction with a fund raiser for Angelman's syndrome.
Former Wildcats in attendance by graduation year were:
2005 - Kerra Ratliff, 2006 - Aly Hunter, 2010 - Amber Lutmer, 2013 - Mrisa Graslewicz, 2013 - Cara Williams, 2016 - Mikaela Pechar, 2017 - Logan Black, 2018 - Adria Allen, Lexie Swift
Former Monarchs in attendance:
2008 - Kylie (Hovinga) Wees, 2009 - Marlee (Petersen) Vanden Bosch, Amanda (Neumann) Thompson, Cianna Kozlik, 2011 - Karissa Hovinga, 2012 - Lexi Murphy, Mattison Foster, Katie Petersen, Lauren Tanner, Kelsey (Whipple) Dayan, 2014 - Taylor Pudenz, Kylie Schwarting, Gina Metzler, 2015 - Jordan Van Roy, Amanda Butera, 2016 - Emma Dargy, 2017 - Rachele Heaton, Nia DeGeorge, Hannah McCarville, Gabby Delos Reyes, 2018 - Taylor Hoelscher, Courtney Wallace
To begin what will now be an annual event, on September 30, 2017, Papillion-LaVista held a Monarch Softball Alumni day to commemorate 25 years of sanctioned high school softball in the State Of Nebraska, and the success of the Monarch program over the years.
The event was held between games of the annual triangular with the two other schools.
Players and coaches from the 1992 to 2016 teams were invited to attend. 37 former players and a former coach were in attendance and were recognized in between games. By graduation year, they are: 2017 - Mady Anglim, Clara Dargy and Mallory Sotak, 2016 - Emma Dargy and Sara Sempek, 2015 - Amanda Butera and Jordan Van Roy, 2012 - Emily Drummy, Katie Petersen, Lauren Tanner and Kelsey (Whipple) Dayan, 2011 - Molly Middleton, 2010 - Erin (Kempf) Houser, 2009 - Cianna Kozlik, Megan (Southworth) Moudy, Lindsay Redding, Marlee (Petersen) Vanden Bosch, 2008 - Kylie (Hovinga) Wees, Amy (Vonderharr) Hendrickson, 2007 - Lindsay (Zastrow) Bauer, 2006 - Ally (Butera) Simmons, Chelsea (Koch) Hunter, 2005 - Sarah Green, 2004 - Ashley Murray, 2003 - Jamie (Reiss) Burr, Ashley (Killeen) Bails, 2002 - Stepfanie Rainge, 2000 - Katie Kimball, Peaches (James) Keaton, Sarah Scheppers, 1999 - Teresa Garcia, 1998 - Rhianna Mays, 1996 - Tina Powers, Emily Townsend, Jen (Kline) Moore, 1994 - Sonya (Woolhiser) Weitkam, and Coach Kristi Renner.
Pictures from this event are posted on the 2017 Game Notes page, the Alumni Reunion button below and on the Monarch Alumni Facebook page: