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Kishwaukee College names new women's softball coach


Carolyn Nojiri has been named the Head Women’s Softball Coach at Kishwaukee College.

Nojiri is a native of Downers Grove and holds a B.S. in Sports Management with minors in Public Relations and Marketing from Lewis University in Romeoville.

During high school, Nojiri played second base and outfield but concentrated her skills in the outfield during her college career. While at Lewis, Nojiri received Second Team All-Conference Accolades during her freshman and sophomore years. She received the Brother David Delahanty Award and was on the Academic All Great Lakes Valley Conference. She received both awards for all four years of her college career.

She throws right but switched to be a left-handed hitter early in her career. She has also played travel ball with the Downers Grove Outlaws. Post-college, she coached in clinics and camps in South Africa as well as in camps in Illinois.

She is excited to be the head coach for a young Kougar team that has three returning players. “They are an athletic group,” she stated. “We will build on solid fundamentals of the game and concentrate on playing as a team, bonding as a team. Many of the women can play multiple positions so we have a lot of flexibility.”

The team will begin a short fall season of play on September 10 with no home games on the schedule. The short season ends with a round-robin tournament at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside.

“I want the women to know that I am there for them and am committed to bringing their play to the next level. I want to help them prepare for the next stage of their careers at the university-level,” she explained. “I expect them all to work hard, but also have fun playing a game we all love!”



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