June 13, 2013
CONWAY - Four members of the Coastal Carolina softball team's 2013 recruiting class recently wrapped up their high school careers with successful senior seasons.
Pitcher Carolyn Szymanski (Middletown, Del.) was named the 2012-13 Gatorade Delaware Softball Player of the Year. Szymanski posted an 18-3 record and 0.54 ERA this spring while leading Caravel Academy to the state semifinals. She recorded 222 strikeouts in 141.2 innings and notched 12 shutouts, seven no-hitters and three perfect games. Szymanski also hit .426 at the plate with three home runs and 29 RBIs, while earning first team all-state honors for the fourth consecutive year.
Catcher Kylie Mulholland (Sewell, N.J.) helped Washington Township High School win the New Jersey Group 4 state championship, going 5-for-5 with a triple and four RBIs in the title game. Mulholland led the state with 47 runs scored this season while hitting .495 with nine doubles, five home runs and three triples. She totaled 35 RBIs and had a .561 on-base percentage.
Catcher Amanda Daneker (Williamsport, Pa.) was selected the Williamsport Sun Gazette's Female Athlete of the Year and the ESPN Radio 1050 AM/104.1 FM Softball Co-Player of the Year. She helped Loyalsock Township High knock off a defending state finalist to win its conference championship for the first time since 2008. Daneker batted .600 during the season with 39 hits in 65 at-bats. She totaled 11 doubles, five home runs, three triples, 34 RBIs and 34 runs scored.
Pitcher Katie Kalasunas (Davie, Fla.), who committed to Coastal in April, was named all-state for the second straight year and selected to play in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Game. She also earned All-Broward County first team honors from both the Miami Herald and South Florida Sun-Sentinel after posting a 16-5 mark with a 1.58 ERA and 112 strikeouts for Western High School this season. At the plate, Kalasunas hit .426 with 20 runs scored.
The four incoming freshmen will join junior college transfer Kasey Oliver as new Chanticleers in the fall.