Beginning her fifth season as head coach of Auburn Montgomery softball, Chris Steiner-Wilcoxson has already established a winning tradition at the school.
The Warhawks have compiled a 145-78-2 record during the first four seasons in program history. AUM has won at least 30 games in every season. In her 7-year collegiate coaching career, Steiner-Wilcoxson has gone 229-158-2, winning nearly 60 percent of her games coached. She has won more than 30 games in six consecutive seasons.
During her tenure, AUM has been ranked in the NAIA Coaches' Top-25 Poll during 23 weeks, including all 10 weeks in the 2012 season. In the NAIA Postseason Poll last year, AUM entered the top 10 for the first time, coming in at No. 7 to close out the season. The Warhawks enter the 2013 campaign ranked No. 8 in the preseason poll.
Last season, Steiner-Wilcoxson and the Warhawks reached the NAIA National Tournament for the first time. AUM finished with a 42-20 record, including a 16-8 SSAC record, good enough for second place in the West Division. It was the first time AUM had won over 40 games in a season. The Warhawks clinched their spot in Nationals with a 2-0 conference tournament victory over eventual National Champions Shorter. AUM than went 3-0 in pool play at the National Championship before ultimately falling in bracket play.
Seniors Brandi Richards and Shea Driggers were each named NAIA All-Americans. Richards made the first-team for the second time in her career, while Driggers earned second-team honors. The pair was also joined by Jyssica Pepper as SSAC All-Conference selections. Cassie Daniels and Laci Driggers each made the All-Division team, while Daniels was represented on the conference’s All-Freshmen team.
|00||Claire Wilson||FR||3B||R/R||5-3||Hiawassee, Ga.|
|1||Lauren Shaw||SO||C||R/R||5-7||Cumming, Ga.|
|2||Alexia Boggess||FR||SS||R/R||5-4||Hampton, Ga.|
|3||Marisa Magnuson||FR||2B||R/R||5-0||Palm Coast, Fla.|
|5||Katie Spain||JR||3B||R/R||5-3||Whittier, Calif.|
|6||Amie Kelly||JR||OF||L/R||5-6||Spanish Fort, Ala.|
|7||Laci Driggers||SR||OF||R/R||5-7||Leeds, Ala.|
|8||Jennifer Jenkins||SO||2B||R/R||5-7||Cullman, Ala.|
|9||Ainsley Faulk||JR||OF||L/R||5-0||Taylorsville, Ga.|
|10||Therese Byrne||FR||OF||L/R||5-2||Bradenton, Fla.|
|12||Victoria Creamer||FR||1B||R/R||5-9||Daphne, Ala.|
|13||Cassie Daniels||JR||P||R/R||5-10||Valley Grande, Ala.|
|14||Taylor Powell||SO||P||R/R||5-10||Alabaster, Ala.|
|15||Katie Brinkman||SO||OF||R/R||5-8||Harvest, Ala.|
|16||Kayla Hale||SO||P/1B||L/L||5-11||Montgomery, Ala.|
|20||Sarah Angulo||FR||C||R/R||5-8||Cooper City, Fla.|
|21||Ashlee Craig||JR||INF||R/R||5-6||Seale, Ala.|
|22||Paige Nielsen||SO||OF||R/R||5-7||Hazel Green, Ala.|
|23||Jade Sasser||JR||1B||R/R||6-1||Columbus, Ga.|