HAMMOND, Ind. & WESTVILLE, Ind. -- The PNW Softball Team is delighted to announce the addition of three individuals to the softball coaching staff as Head Coach Niki Stansell has hired Kalyn Learnard, Mia Stevens and Morgan Edwards.
Learnard also comes to the staff as a former PNW player. The former PNW Athlete of the Year played and started in 45 games for the Pride while hitting .361 her senior season, which led the team while picking up 44 hits, 11 of those being doubles, three triples, three home runs and 31 RBI. She came to the Pride from Kankakee Community College where she was a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American Region IV All-Tournament Team. She will be bringing her expertise to the Pride’s infield and hitting staff.
Stevens joins the coaching staff as a former player for the Pride. As a member of the Pride, Stevens made 54 appearances on the mound including 29 starts and recorded 14 victories. During her time on the mound, the pitcher threw 212.2 innings with 13 strikeouts. She came to PNW from South Suburban Community College where she played in 106 games and will bring her extensive knowledge to the Pride’s pitch staff this upcoming season.
Edwards comes to PNW as a graduate from the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS). In 2018, she was ranked in the top 10 in slugging percentage and RBI in the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) and was named Second-team All-GLVC. She has appeared in 109 games in her career and had a .304 batting average. She will bring her skills to the Pride’s outfield, infield and hitting staff.
"We are so excited to add Mia, Morgan and Kalyn to our coaching staff," said Head Softball Coach Niki Stansell. "I've had the pleasure of coaching all three of these young women and it's very special when your players come back to be a part of furthering the game of softball by standing right beside you as coaches. They will be huge assets in their new coaching roles for PNW Softball. I can't wait to get started with this coaching staff, this team and this family!"
PNW is excited to have these coaches join the Pride coaching staff for the upcoming 2019-2020 season.