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Jessica VanLoy 

Jessica VanLoyVanLoy is in her 3rd season as head coach at Iowa Lakes Community College.   

Before joining the Laker family, she worked as an assistant coach for Dakota State University for one season. VanLoy served as the Iowa Lakes Assistant Softball coach during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. 

While with the Dakota State University Trojans from 2004-2008, she was a two-sport athlete. During that time she was named as an All-Conference athlete six times, an All-American twice, Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) Most Valuable Senior and was recognized as a two-time female athlete of the year in 2007 and 2008.

The Lakers averaged more than 50 wins most seasons over the past decade. Since 2006, Iowa Lakes Softball has had had 19 All-Americans and has advanced twice to the national tournament, finishing as high as 3rd in 2010.

Contact Coach VanLoy at or 712-362-7928


Katie Larson 

Katie Larson Larson begins her 2nd season with Iowa Lakes as the program’s Graduate Assistant. 

Katie played at Cathedral High School in New Ulm, MN where she helped her team to two state championships and three state appearances in five years. Katie then attended Iowa Lakes Community College, where her team took 3rd at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament. After graduating from Iowa Lakes, Katie continued her education and softball career at University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota. She helped the school and the program make the transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II. Katie received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Higher Education.

Contact Coach Larson at or 712-362-8398



Travis Birkey 

Birkey starts his second season as an assistant volunteer coach for the Laker Softball team.

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