The University of Sioux Falls Winter Clinics on December 3rd have been cancelled. We will be scheduling more clinilc opportunities January-March!
The University of Sioux Falls camp staff is directed by head coach Kelsey Thompson and assistant Coaches Erin Houser, Maria Cabrera & Haley Covais
2017 University of Sioux Falls Winter Clinics, December 3rd
The USF Winter Clincs will take place December 3rd at the USF Stewart Center Gym.
Register Early! Space is limited!
Please contact Coach Kelsey Thompson with any questions. Kelsey.firstname.lastname@example.org
A parental waiver and consent form is required for all participants. Athletes without this form will not be able to participate. Forms must be filled out online or mailed, faxed or returned in person prior to the start of the clinic. A small processing fee is added at checkout for online registration.
Kelsey Thompson enters her fourth season as the head coach of the University of Sioux Falls Softball program, and she continues to bring it to new heights.
Thompson was announced the new leader of the program on June 5, 2013 and has posted three consecutive winning seasons, improving her overall record each season and earning a spot in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference tournament each season.
With a banner year in 2016, Thompson led the Cougars to a program record 34 wins as part of a 34-20 season, which included a 17-11 mark in the NSIC season. As the No. 7 seed, Thompson led the Cougars back to the NSIC Tournament for the third consecutive season, where they would finish 1-2 to conclude their record-setting campaign.
A standout catcher in her playing career, Thompson groomed catcher Shannon Daly to a slew of USF records and the first All-America honor for a USF Softball player since they joined NCAA Division II in 2012. Daly was named to the NFCA All-America third team after she earned NFCA All-Region first team honors as a catcher. Also garnering postseason accolades under Thompson’s guidance in 2016 was outfielder and leadoff hitter Brooke Stetzler, who finished with the fourth-highest batting average in the league and joined Daly on the All-NSIC second team in addition to being named to the NSIC Gold Glove team. In the classroom, Thompson guided the Cougars to an Easton/NFCA Division II Team All-Academic honor while seven players were named Easton/NFCA Division II Scholar Athletes and eight received NSIC All-Academic honors.
In her second season at the helm of the USF Softball program, Thompson led the Cougars to another 30 win season after a spectacular run in the NSIC Tournament. Thompson guided USF to a 29-win regular season and 15-15 mark in the NSIC, earning a second consecutive bid to the postseason. In the NSIC Tournament, Thompson led USF to three wins, recording the program’s first postseason victory as NCAA Division II members. The Cougars finished with a 32-23 overall record, improving on her first season’s mark.
Individually, Thompson guided four players to All-NSIC honors and junior utility player Danielle Walker to the NSIC Newcomer of the Year appointment. Alyson Netty was named first team All-NSIC designated player while Walker, Brooke Stetzler and Betsy Thomas collected second team honors under the direction of Thompson. With three wins and all 31 innings pitched, Breanna Black earned NSIC All-Tournament honors, along with Betsy Thomas, who hit two homeruns and drove in five runs in the tournament. Nine different Cougars earned a spot on the NSIC All-Academic team.
In her first season, Thompson led a resurgent Cougar squad to a 15-win improvement from the previous season and the first NSIC Tournament berth since the Cougars joined the league. Thompson guided the Cougars to a 30-17 overall record and an 18-11 mark in the NSIC, which placed them fifth in the final league standings and the No. 5 seed in the NSIC Tournament.
In her first season, Thompson guided USF second baseman Erin Scott to the NSIC batting title when she posted a .500 batting average to garner USF’s first All-NSIC first team honors as members of the conference. Joining Scott as All-NSIC honorees, Kellen Dewey, Amanda Walters, and Bailey Bouman were named to the all-league second team and Dewey collected NSIC Gold Glove team honors. Along with a stellar campaign on the field, Thompson had seven student-athletes named to the NSIC All-Academic team.
Prior to her appointment as the head coach for the University of Sioux Falls, Thompson spent three years as a member of the staff at Augustana. In her second year as an assistant at Augustana, she helped the Vikings earn a trip to the NCAA Division II Women’s College World Series. In her three seasons at Augustana, she assisted the Vikings to three consecutive NCAA postseason berths and a regular season conference title.
Thompson starred collegiately for two seasons at Minnesota State, Mankato. As a senior, the former catcher was named the 2010 NSIC Player of the Year. She also racked up All-NSIC first team, Daktronics All-America second team, Louisville Slugger/American Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America second team, Daktronics Central Region Player of the Year, Daktronics All-Central Region and Louisville Slugger NFCA All-Central Region first team honors. Thompson hit .431 with 11 home runs as a senior and tied the program’s single season home run record (13) as a junior.
Thompson transferred to MSU after playing a pair of seasons at St. Cloud State University, where she was named a 2006 & 2007 NFCA Academic All-American. She had a stellar prep career at Blue Earth Area High School, where she was a four-year starter in softball in addition to a two-year letterwinner in both basketball and volleyball. A three-time all-state selection, Thompson was named to the 2005 Team Minnesota and the 2005 All-Area Player of the Year.
Among her other activities, Thompson previously served as an assistant coach with the Mankato Pepper (2009-10) and Minnesota Blizzard (2007-08) U-18 squads. She graduated from Minnesota State in 2010 with a degree in exercise science with a sports medicine minor and holds a master’s degree in sports administration and leadership from Augustana University.