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Volleyball - Oct 30, 2014

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- For the second year in a row Kirkwood Volleyball has shared the regular season title with Des Moines Area Community College. Last season, the Eagles finished the regular season with 9-1 ICCAC record, 32-8 overall, sharing the ICCAC regular season championship with DMACC (9-1, 34-13). This year, Kirkwood and DMACC both finished 7-1 in conference with Kirkwood winning the head-to-head matchup 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-22).

The Eagles, who have maintained a top-10 national ranking throughout the season, won the Regional Championship in the 2012-13 season. Last season Kirkwood made it one match away from a trip to the NJCAA National Tournament. The ninth ranked Eagles have two more matches remaining in the regular season before they play in the Region XI B Tournament.

 
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Women's Basketball - Oct 29, 2014

METROSPORTSREPORT.COM- CEDAR RAPIDS, IA--  Kim Muhl thinks he has the ingredients for another successful women's basketball team at Kirkwood Community College this year, but there's one thing he cannot control. Muhl learned that painful lesson last season when injuries derailed another possible trip to the national tournament. "I think the biggest thing is staying healthy," he said Monday. "We have some nice pieces, but we have to stay healthy." Kirkwood finished 25-7 overall last season and 12-4 in the ICCAC Conference. That's an outstanding year for most schools, but Muhl has won six national titles during his 26 years with the Eagles and he'd like another. He's got a veteran group and so far everybody is healthy (knock on wood).

"We've got nine sophomores, so that makes everything a little simpler as far as getting things in and done," said Muhl, who has a 734-135 record with the Eagles. "We've got a good group. "We had a good group last year, too, and we had four knee injuries in a month. I don't want to say too much anymore. We need to keep all the kids healthy."

 
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Softball - Oct 29, 2014

METROSPORTSREPORT.COM- CEDAR RAPIDS, IA--Maddie Hansen, an all-state catcher at Cedar Rapids Jefferson, has accepted an offer to play college softball at Kirkwood. Hansen has been playing for the J-Hawks since she was a graduated eighth grader. She has a career batting average of .444 with 16 home runs and 163 RBIs in four years.

Hansen batted .500 with seven homers and 69 RBIs as a sophomore when Jefferson finished 33-12 and placed fifth at the Class 5A state tournament. She led Class 5A in RBIs that season and was second in the state. Hansen hit .441 with seven homers and 46 RBIs this past season when Jefferson went 35-8 and finished seventh at the state tournament.