In its brief history, the Kenyon College softball program has witnessed plenty of impressive statistics. From Carrie Robertson's 22 career home runs to Ellen Witkowski's .400 career batting average, the Ladies have consistently churned out numbers that defy their youth.
Softball began at Kenyon in the 1998 season and like any other fledgling program, the first couple of years were filled with growing pains, however, players like Erin O'Neill, Sara Halicki, Kristi Kose, and Denise Darlage pulled the Ladies through. O'Neill, now the Ladies' head coach, graduated with a record 104 runs scored. Halicki still shares the program record for triples (7), and despite playing just two seasons, Kose racked up 29 career stolen bases. On the mound, Darlage set several Kenyon marks, including lowest opponent batting average (.255) and most strikeouts (297).
When the program approached its tenth anniversary, players like Witkowski, Brittany Vanegas, Annie Brobst, Dana Halicki, and Stephanie Hemmingson took the reins and kept the Ladies on the right path. Witkowski graduated with the most hits (177) after knocking Brobst (170) from the top spot. Brobst is still Kenyon's all-time steals leader, though, with 37 swiped bases. Vanegas sits atop the Kenyon charts for slugging percentage (.616) and on-base percentage (.478). Dana Halicki did hold the career batting average record (.372) when she graduated in 2005 and she still shares the triples mark with her sister, Sara. Meanwhile, Hemmingson set several College standards on the mound. She graduated in 2008 with career records for earned run average (3.38) and wins (40).