Head Coach: Maddy Stark
Coach Maddy played travel softball from 10U up through 18U for travel organizations such as Illinois Chill, Chicago Fireworks and Trevians. A four-year varsity starter at Glenbrook South High School (class of 2011) in Glenview, Illinois, she earned All-Conference honors as a sophomore, junior and senior. She pitched, played at shortstop and third base during her high school career and was selected as Team Captain and MVP in her senior year.
Maddy was a four-year starter at Kenyon College (class of 2015) in Gambier, Ohio, playing as pitcher, shortstop and in center field. She earned All-Conference honors as a sophomore, junior and senior and was selected as Team Captain in her junior and senior years. During her junior campaign, Coach Maddy set records for strikeouts in a game (13) on two separate occasions, strikeouts in a season (126), and strikeouts in a career (317). Additionally, she set single-season records for fewest walks per seven-inning game (0.66) and most strikeouts per seven-inning game (5.54). She ended her junior year with a 13-9 record and a 2.1 earned run average. She threw eight shutouts. In her senior campaign, offensively she produced 55 hits, 35 runs scored, 6 home runs, 36 RBIs, 81 totals bases and a .609 slugging percentage. She also continued to shine in the circle with 20 wins, 26 complete games, 186 innings and 146 strikeouts, which broke her previous record of 126 in a single season and solidified her #1 position in Kenyon’s record books for most career strikeouts (463).
Coach Maddy graduated from Kenyon with a degree in mathematics and is currently employed as an analyst at Allstate Insurance Company.
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Coach Colleen began playing softball at a young age and continued through the college-level. She played for many teams growing up, including the Trevians, the Titans, the Spartans, and the Chicago Fireworks. Additionally, she played high school softball at Loyola Academy. Up until college, Colleen was a utility player for many of the teams that she played for.
Colleen was a four-year starter at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul (Class of 2017), a small NCAA DIII school in the Twin Cities. As the starting second basemen for the Eagles, she was selected for the All-Defensive team in her sophomore campaign, the All-Conference team her junior campaign, and was given an honorable mention in her senior year. Colleen was honored to serve as a team captain for her junior season, during which she compiled a .455 conference batting average. As a senior, she achieved a .960 fielding percentage at second base. At the plate, she grabbed 29 hits and a team-best 8 doubles and 20 RBIs, while also tallying two triples on the season.
Colleen graduated this past May from Northwestern with a degree in Psychology. She is currently working at Harvest Bible Chapel in the Student Ministry and Camp departments.