Austin is in his third season as a coach at DRBA. He is a graduate of Dubuque Senior High School (2014) where he was a four-sport athlete, including four years of baseball at the varsity level and received All-State Utility Honors. The former Dubuque County Legion player played at Kirkwood Community College for two years and finished with a 19-1 pitching record. Austin went on to sign a D1 offer to play at Eastern Illinois. Austin returned to Dubuque to play at Clarke University and graduated from there.
Megan is from Cascade, Iowa and is a graduate of the University of Dubuque. Megan has achieved many accolades during her playing career. Megan was high school honorable mention, all-academic team awards winner, team MVP, and a captain her junior and senior years. Megan was a three-year relief and starting pitcher at UD. During Megan’s UD tenure, she competed in IACC tournaments, was named second team all-conference her junior year, and received the Most Valuable Pitcher award. Megan pitched (4) games in IACC tournaments, won two IACC games and compiled an exceptional 1.85 ERA, giving up only three earned runs in IACC tournament play.
Danielle is from Morrison, Illinois and graduated from Clarke University. Danielle has achieved many accolades during her playing career. Danielle was two-time high school first team all-conference selection, two-time Sauk Valley All-Area team selection and two-time Moline Dispatch All-Area team honoree. Danielle was the winning pitcher in her team’s state championship game (first in school history). During Danielle’s Clarke tenure, she was two-time MCC-All-Conference Honorable Mention selection, team MVP her junior season, she holds Clarke’s record for most double plays and has the second highest fielding percentage (.993) in Clarke history.
Randy was born in Connecticut and raised in Puerto Rico. He played 4 years of college baseball - at Muscatine Community College, Clarke College and Iowa Wesleyan University. Randy played for 6 years in Independent Baseball in Puerto Rico and 4 years in the United States and currently playing for a semi-pro team in Key West. He was the catching and hitting coach for Muscatine Community College for five years and three years as the assistant varsity coach in Muscatine. He also created the Muskies Baseball feeder program and served as president for three years.
Taylor is from Madrid, Iowa and graduated from Waldorf University. She has 10 years of coaching experience ranging from middle school to college level players. In Taylor’s softball career she achieved 1st team all-conference for 4 years and 1st team all-district her senior season. Taylor’s strengths include middle infield, outfield, slap hitting, and base running.
In high school, Stephanie was a 5 year varsity letter winner. With MVC honorable mention and second team all MVC. While attending Loras College Stephanie played for a year and a half on the junior varsity and varsity as a catcher. Stephanie was an assistant coach at Xavier high school for two years while attending college.
Abigail Husemann is from East Dubuque, Illinois. Abigail was a 4 year starting varsity pitcher during her time at East Dubuque High School. While pitching for EDHS she received multiple awards which include being a 2 time TH 1st team all conference player, 2 time TH honorable mention, TH athlete of the week during junior season, TH athlete of the week nomine during senior season, 3 year NUIC conference first team all conference pitcher, NUIC conference player of the year senior year, as well as holding the home run record at EDHS. After graduating from EDHS in 2018 Abigail played 2 years of softball at Highland Community College in Freeport IL. After graduating with an associates degree with a specialty in early childhood education Abigail is now at Clarke University playing softball and working towards a bachelors in Elementary education. This is Abigail’s first season coaching at DRBA.
Hometown: Gilberts, Illinois
College: UW- Platteville
Christina is in her first season as a coach at DRBA. She is a graduate of Hampshire High School (2013). She played for the Illinois Thunder travel team in middle school and won MVP Illinois catcher and took third in USSSA nationals 2 years in a row. The former Thunder player attend UW- Platteville where she played rugby and graduated with a BS in psychology, minor in forensics, and BSW equivalency.
Mackenzie is from Dubuque, Iowa and went to Dubuque Senior High School. Her high school team went to state in 2013 for the first time since 1985. Mackenzie also played competitive travel ball for many different teams and has experience in both the infield and outfield. She also has 7 years of pitching under her belt. During her 4 years coaching, her goal is to see her team/players improve from where they first started.