Otero Junior College

Rattler Softball

Rattler Softball

2009 Region IX Champions!
2013 Region IX Champions!
2014 Region IX Champions!

Lady Rattlers Start Their Winning Season!

Opening weekend for the Otero Softball team at UCCS started with the right foot forward. First win was against Lamar 10 to 1, and the second game of the day was also the second win for the fall. Lady Rattlers beat Trinidad 8 to 5, which was done in a come-from-behind fashion. Highlights: Sophomore Captain Ashley Carrillo drove the ball deep into centerfield for a homerun, and Sophomore Nicole Montoya also went yard that Saturday afternoon.

First-year head softball coach Noel Wees commented, "I was quite pleased to see the team perform so well; they executed at the plate and defensively."

Unfortunately, games for Sunday afternoon were canceled due to rain out.

Please come out and support our Rattler Softball program as they are on the road in Fort Collins the 20th and the 21st of this month. [ SCHEDULE ]

Lady Rattlers Region IX Winners

Lady Rattlers 2014 Region IX Winners

Region IX Champions: ’98, ’00’ ’01, ’02, ’03, ’04, ’05, ’06, ’07, ‘09, '13, '14

NJCAA National Tournament Appearances: ’05 Top 12 Finish, ’06 Top 12 Finish, ’07 Top 16 Finish, ’09 Top 16

Lady Rattler Softball wins Region IX Tournament

Lady Rattlers Region IX Champs

Despite all the end of the year festivities, the Lady Rattlers had their focus on one specific goal: defending their Region IX title.

On graduation morning, Saturday, May 3, our sophomores literally walked across the stage received their diplomas and jumped on the bus to head back to Lamar to face Western Nebraska for the best 2 out of 3 series championship games. Otero beat Western 4-2 the first game and won 1-0 to be the Region IX Champions.

“We are extremely proud of our girls for being able to take care of business not only on the field, but more importantly finishing their finals week and graduating, all while winning four games and becoming Region IX Champions for the second year in a row,” said OJC Softball Head Coach Ben Garcia.

The Lady Rattlers join a long tradition of excellence. Otero Junior College boasts Region IX Champion softball teams in 1998, 2000-2007, 2009 and 2013.

Athletic & Academic Excellence: Meet the 2014 - 2015 Lady Rattlers

Lady Rattlers Softball Team

The 2014 - 2015 Lady Rattlers:
Top Row (Left to Right): Aspen Atkins; Alex Kintscher; Kasaundra Mascarenaz; Kaley Delg; Kenzi DeCrow; Mia Gautron; K'lee Kent; Brooke Booth; Ciara Archer.

Middle Row (Left to Right): Daeja Jones; Lindsay Haub; Taya McWilliams; Brianna Gonzales; Anna Souza; Nalani Plunkett; Sami Kouns; Yessi Garza.

Bottom Row (Left to Right): Dani Maestas; Ashley Carrillo; Chermayne Yago; Sheradann Jones; Nicole Montoya; Ashley Ramirez; Kelcey-Ann Taguchi; Nohea Raphael; Lexi Ferguson.

The Lady Rattlers are coached by Head Coach Noel Wees. Athletic Director Gary Addington. President Jim Rizzuto


Nalani Hernadez and Jacque Solis sign with New Mexico Highlands University


Players Moving On. Players Moving On.

Congratulations Nalani and Jacque on your accomplishments! Best of luck to the both of you! ~ Coach Garcia




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