Ashley Rogers feels the strength of the Iowa Conference will help in her efforts to turn the softball program around at Loras College. The former Wartburg standout is taking over the Duhawk program after former coach Katie Koopmann resigned at the end of this past season.

Rogers says Coe’s second place finish in the World Series shows how strong things are and she looks forward to the rebuilding process.

Rogers spent this past season as an assistant at Loras and says a strong conference helps everyone in recruiting. She says it’s a great sell to say you can compete against the number two team in the nation.

Rogers says competing in a tough league will take dedication from the players. She says the players need to come in and practice hard and that is something they will really focus on. Loras was 15-31 this past season.