LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Southwestern Oregon Community College captured the 2021 NFCA Division NWAC National Coaching Staff of the Year honors, the Association announced Wednesday afternoon. Voted by the NWAC’s member head coaches, head coach Megan Corriea and assistant coach Lena Richards earned the program’s second national honor.
Corriea and Richards guided the Lakers to a 30-4 overall record and 21-3 in the NWAC’s South Division. SWOCC opened the season with a 7-3 victory over NCAA Division II Humboldt State and posted winning streaks of 12 and 10 games, respectively.
SWOCC was one of the top offensive teams in the NWAC, ranking first in seven statistical categories. The Lakers topped the league in runs (394), hits (426), doubles (90), home runs (54), RBI (.368), on-base percentage (.522) and walks (173). Additionally, SWOCC registered the second highest batting average at .418 and finished fourth in slugging at .670. They also manufactured 11.6 runs and 12.5 hits per game, good for second and fourth overall.