Coach Elizabeth Munn and the York Dukes will return 10 players who played a role in 2017. With this experienced group, the York Dukes are looking to have a successful season.
Returning for the York Dukes: Kyra Kroll, Sr./OF, Madison Collins, Sr./C, Mia Tran, Sr./2B, Jane Moran, Sr./OF, Andrea Meagher, Sr./1B/OF, Lauren Wojcik, Sr./P/1B, Jane Moran, Sr./OF, Katherine Karnatz, Jr./SS/OF, Izzy Smith, Jr./3B, Julia Derkowski, Jr./P/2B.
Kyra Kroll, Western Illinois commit, hit .520 with 45 RBIs and 7 HRs in 2017. Senior catcher Madison Collins will look to use her experience to lead the pitching staff. Last season, Mia Tran hit .373 with 30 RBIs. Jane Muran hit .387 with 22 stolen bases. Katherine Karnatz, hit .383 and was named all-conference. A season ago Izzy Smith, Northern Illinois commit, hit .405 with 33 RBIs.
York will also welcome some newcomers that the coaching staff is excited to see compete at the varsity level. Both newcomers are freshman: Lauren Derkowski, Fr./P and Madeline Modica, Fr./C/OF/1B. Derkowski will look to make an impact, in the circle, with an ability to change speeds.
York will begin their season March 26 in Tampa, Florida for their spring break trip.