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Once again, Southwest’s own Jordan Kozicky (2015) is featured in the Minneapolis StarTribune. Southwest superfans don’t want to miss this article! Gophers Jordan Kozicky, A Rare Hometown Kid Settling In All Over The Field/420955953/Read More
Jordan named University of Minnesota MVP as a redshirt freshman! See the article HERE. “Jordan Kozicky of Southwest High is the U’s first Minneapolis City Conference starter in decades.” – Check out the Star Tribune article HERE!Read More
After a spectacular freshman year playing for the University of Minnesota, 2015 Southwest grad, Jordan Kozicky, was named to the Northwoods League All-Star Game! See more about Jordan and the MoonDogs.
Two 2015 Southwest Alumni each had spectacular years as Freshmen in College!
Joey Keiski earned All-MIAC Conference honors playing his freshman year for St. Olaf. See the press release here.
2015 grad, Ian Hussian, with the 2016 National Title-winning Trinity Tigers! See Trinity's article here.
SW Alum wins 2014 NCAA Division III National Title with Wisconsin-Whitewater
On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, Nick Kuhlmann, Southwest Class of 2010, and the Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks won the 2014 NCAA Division III National Championship with a 7-0 shutout over Emory of Atlanta. Kuhlmann batted leadoff and played second base for the Warhawks. His eighth inning two-run single put the team in front to stay in the quarter-final 9-6 victory over Cortland State. Kuhlmann had a two-run single in a 6-run 8th innning in the semi-final 10-4 win over St. Thomas. Another alum, John Licht, Southwest Class of 2008, was part of a Division III National Championship Team in 2009 when St. Thomas topped Wooster 3-2 in 12 innings.
Star Tribune Article
May 26, 2014
Quinlan Milne-Rojek, Southwest Class of 2012, was named to the D3 Team of the Week for March 26, 2013
OF Quinlan Milne Rojek, Fr., Dominican (Ill.)
Rojek went 8-for-10 (.800) for the Stars in a weekend series with the Millikin Big Blue. The freshman raised his batting average .171 points to .371 as he hit for the cycle in the Stars' game one victory, going 6-for-6 at plate. For the day he collected five singles, a double, a triple and a home run while driving in six runs. He is the first player in program history to hit for the cycle.
Minneapolis Southwest baseball players who continued their playing careers in college:
|Nate Ferguson - 2012
Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
|Sam Goldstein - 2012
St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
|Dylan McCreary - 2012
College of Wooster, Wooster, OH
|Quinlan Milne- Rojek - 2012
Dominican University, Forest Park, IL
|Cavan "Rex" Mittag McNaught - 2012
Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
|Kyle Tjossem - 2011||Nick Kuhlmann - 2010
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
|Jack Schneider - 2010
University of St. Thomas
Wisconsin - Stout
|Paul Berger - 2010
University of St. Thomas
|John Licht - 2008University of St. Thomas||Brian Daub - 2010Hamline University
|Bennett Johnson - 2009
Ben Kuhlmann - 2005
|Angus Vaughn - 2008Carleton College|
|Nick Reichert - 2003|
2012 Graduates Cavan "Rex" Mittag McNaught and Dylan McCreary
Lawrence and Wooster played on adjacent fields in Ft. Myers in March, 2013.
Blake Ayling (1992-2012) Southwest Class of 2010. --- May you rest in peace Big Blake
Minneapolis Southwest High School fields three teams in the Spring, and SW Lakers American Legion fields two teams in the Summer.