“Dominating” is an adjective that is sometimes used to describe an athlete that has the ability to simply take over a contest; from 2001 to 2008 Calie (Hohneke) Lukenbill was a dominating force for Indianola High School and Simpson College softball teams.
During Calie’s five year stint as a varsity pitcher for the Indians, she garnered 2nd team all conference honors as a freshman and sophomore then claimed 1st team honors her junior and senior seasons. Calie was also recognized by the Indianola Record Herald as a 1st team all county selection four straight years with her being selected as the “Player of the Year” in 2004. At the conclusion of her high school career, Calie had led the Indians to two state tournament appearances in 2001 (5th place) and 2004 (6th place); finished with a pitching record of 106-47; earned second team all state honors. During high school, Calie also earned letters in volleyball and basketball and was a member of the National Honor Society.
In 2004, Calie elected to attend Simpson College and join coach Henry Christowski’s nationally prominent softball program. While a member of the Storm, Calie again was recognized as an all conference player four years running (two 2nd team and two 1st team). Other accolades Calie received were: conference and national player of the week honors and Storm player of the month. Calie finished her collegiate career with a pitching record of 54-26, an ERA of 1.36 and a .296 career batting average. Her senior season, Calie was honored as team MVP and earned a spot on the All American 3rd team.
Calie is the daughter of Tony and Tammy Hohneke. She currently resides in Norwalk with husband Jesse and is the Bookkeeper/Office manager at Iowa CCI in Des Moines. Calie noted Coaches Henry Christowski and Marlin Bollin as well as Penney Arey and Jill Anderson being influential people during her career.