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Kaitlyn Steckel

Kaitlyn Steckel

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Tampa, Fla.

High School:
Plant

Height:
5-10

Position:
2B/SS

B/T:
R/R

09/23/2014

Dean's Good Deed

Burnett Honors College Associate Dean personally supports Everyday Champions

08/03/2014

Knights Without Borders

UCF looks to leave lasting impression on Croke Park

10/14/2013

13 Softball Players Named NFCA Division I Scholar-Athletes

The Knights had the 20th best team GPA in the nation.

04/17/2013

Sullivan's Extra-Inning Blast Pushes UCF Softball Past Bethune-Cookman

The Knights won 5-4 in nine innings.

03/20/2013

Balanced Effort Leads UCF Softball to Doubleheader Sweep

The Knights topped Monmouth 2-0 and 7-6 on Wednesday.

CAREER ACCOLADES

  • 2013 NFCA Division-I Scholar Athlete
2014 - SOPHOMORE SEASON
  • Registered a career-best 3-for-3 performance vs. UIC (2/14)
  • Delivered a walk-off, pinch-hit grand slam to cap the five-inning win against Marist (3/17)
2013 - FRESHMAN SEASON
  • Appeared in 47 games for UCF, making 43 starts
  • Finished the season third on the team in sacrifice bunts (4) and assists (43)
  • Recorded a season-high five putouts at Bethune-Cookman (4/17)
  • Put up a season-best three assists in three contests - South Carolina (2/16), DePual (2/23) and Villanova (3/1)
PRIOR TO UCF
  • Spent true freshman season with the UCF Women's Soccer team as a forward and earned a redshirt
  • Competed in the 2008 Little League World Series
  • Served as captain her senior year and was name the most athletic female of the Plant High senior class
  • Two-time All-Conference honoree at Plant
  • A member of the National Honor Society, BETA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was honored with the Sewanee award for excellence in writing
PERSONAL
  • Daughter of Laurie and Paul Steckel
  • Her mother played basketball at the University of Tampa
  • Started off her Knights' career as a women's soccer player in the fall on 2013
  • Majoring in health sciences (pre-clinical)
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