Created: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 9:07 am


Photo L to R: Front row, Sam Weed and Kaley Folkerts. Back row, Shannon and Don Weed, Rita Schroeder, assistant SWCC volleyball coach, and Deb Bonde, Bedford High School volleyball coach.

Sam Weed
Bedford High School
2011 Graduate

Position: 5'10" middle hitter

Kaley Folkerts
Bedford High School
2011 Graduate

Position: 5'5" outside hitter

Created: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 8:34 am


Nine SWCC volleyball players were recently named to the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) academic teams.

The first team consisted of student-athletes earning a 3.5 or above grade point average. SWCC athletes making first team included (in photo left to right) Marie Wapelhorst, sophomore, of Scribner, NE; Amber Thomas, freshman, of Council Bluffs; and Megan Simms, freshman, of Prole.

For second team honors, the student must have earned a grade point average between 3.0 and 3.4. Second team honors went to SWCC Spartans Gabbi Sowers of Henderson, Jamie Anthony of Truro, Marissa Barton of Ottumwa, Nicole Hunter of Indianola, Tracy Swanson of Greenfield, and Josey Ellis of Weldon.

Created: Thursday, October 22, 2009 3:35 am

Rita Schroeder 700 WinsCreston, OCTOBER 22, 2009--Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Head Coach Rita Schroeder hit a huge milestone at the conclusion of the Spartans’ home volleyball match-up against Clinton Community College on Wednesday night.  The Spartans’ victory over the Cougars put Schroeder’s coaching record at 700 wins. 

In the most recent documents published by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), Schroeder ranks in the top five active coaches for winning records in Division II of the NJCAA.  This makes her the highest ranking active volleyball coach in the state of Iowa. 

Following the game, Bill Krejci, SWCC athletic director, presented Schroeder with a trophy marking the occasion.  Schroeder thanked Southwestern and the Creston community for supporting her during her career at the helm of the Spartan team.  She mentioned how thankful she is for the players, former players, and parents she has gotten to know throughout the years.  Schroeder gave a special thank you to her friend and longtime SWCC coach Ron “Fox” Clinton for helping her get her start in coaching.