Despite being the newest varsity sport on the Kenyon campus, the Ladies have had no shortage of recognition in their 14-year history. In that span, 51 Kenyon players have appeared on All-NCAC teams and nine have gone on to earn all-region status.
Current head coach Erin O'Neill '02 was one of the Ladies most decorated players in the program's early years. She received all-conference recognition in each of her four seasons and turned up on the first team three times. In 2001, O'Neill became Kenyon's first all-region performer in softball with her selection to the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region first team. She remains the only Lady to earn a spot on the top regional squad.
O'Neill then passed the torch to players like Dana Halicki '05, Jenny Glaeser '06 and Annie Brobst '07, who continued to pile up conference and regional honors. Halicki was a three-time All-NCAC first-teamer and appeared on the 2004 all-region squad with Glaeser, who was a four-time conference honoree. Brobst doubled up on all-region nods and earned the distinctions in 2006 and 2007 after she also secured first-team all-conference status.
In recent seasons, Ellen Witkowski '10, Brittany Vanegas '11 and Jamie Samuel '13 have carried the banner. Witkowski and Vanegas were twice selected to the All-NCAC first team. Samuel joined Ashley Morrison '07 in capturing one of the conference's top honors by being named Newcomer of the Year after their first season in Gambier. Additionally, all four players appeared on an all-region team once in their careers.
The Ladies have been lauded for more than their efforts on the diamond, too. In the classroom, Kenyon softballers have maintained a combined a grade point average of 3.2 or better since their inaugural year of 1998. That scholastic success culminated with Kelly Adams '09 and Witkowski being selected as Academic All-Americans as seniors.