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Southwest Alum Jordan Kozicky (2015) Featured in StarTribune

By swbaseball | Jun 4, 2018

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/

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UPDATED: Check out this Star/Tribune article on Jordan Kozicky (Southwest, 2015)

By swbaseball | May 2, 2017

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!  

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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

Iowa State University

Nick Kuhlmann - 2010

University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

Jack Schneider - 2010

University of St. Thomas

Wisconsin - Stout

Jack Schneider

Paul Berger - 2010

University of St. Thomas



John Licht - 2008University of St. Thomas

Brian Daub - 2010Hamline University


Bennett Johnson - 2009

Augustana College


Ben Kuhlmann - 2005

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Angus Vaughn - 2008Carleton College

Nick Reichert - 2003

St. Thomas

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

Summer 2011 Alumni Game - Kenny Park


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