Here is a list of players from the Quad Cities, with their respective universities, who will be competing in this weekend's National Invitational Championship softball tournament at Moline's Green Valley Sports Complex.
Bradley Braves: Tyann Copeland (Jr. OF, Geneseo), Amy Fouts (So. IF, Riverdale), Christy Lawless (Fr. utility, Moline) and Anne Nelsen (Sr. IF, Riverdale).
Eastern Illinois Panthers: Sara DeLaere (Jr. P/DP, United Township).
Eastern Kentucky Colonels: Amy DeSmet (Sr. IF, Moline).
Iowa Hawkeyes: Brooke Cross (So. IF, Moline), Alicia Gerlach (Fr. IF, Moline) and Shawnte Vallejo (Sr. IF, United Township).
Northern Illinois Huskies: Tracy Copeland (Sr. IF, Alleman).
Northern Iowa Panthers: Lindsay Wood (Fr. IF, North Scott).
Western Illinois Westerwinds: Shannon Goebel (Fr. IF/C, United Township), Dani Hofmann (So. IF, Rockridge), Tammy Howard (Fr. OF, United Township), Alicia Kelly (So. OF, Moline), Holly Killion (Jr. P, Orion) and Bridget Maxwell (So. 1B, United Township).