Kara Dill
Kara Dill

Volunteer Assistant Coach

Years at UK:
First Season


Dill Named to Community Service Team, Academic All-District

Senior Kara Dill honored for hard work in Lexington community and in the classroom


Cumbess, Sagermann Homer as Softball Defeats Arkansas 5-3

Lauren Cumbess hits two-run homer, Nikki Sagermann blast three-run shot in win


A. Smith, K. Smith, Cumbess, Joiner Homer; UK Sweeps MTSU

Ansley Smith hits two home runs in game two as UK sweeps doubleheader at Middle Tennessee


No. 18 Softball Dedicates New Stadium With No. 3 Florida

UK Softball Complex Grand Opening Dedication Saturday at 11:45 a.m. ET on main staircase


Lawson Earns 182nd Win, Becomes Program's All-Time Win Leader

Kentucky head coach Rachel Lawson becomes school's all-time leading win leader Wednesday


SB highlights vs. Georgia

Cumbess' First-Career No-Hitter Clinches Series Over Georgia; Wildcats clinch series vs. UGA for just the second time in school history and first since 2000


Dill on 2012 season

Kara Dill speaks at softball media day.


SB vs. Louisville, 052012

Softball's Season Concludes in Tourney Thriller; Riley works six scoreless innings in relief; Joiner hits two-run homer


SB vs. Valparaiso, 052012

Five-Run Second Enough to Power UK Past Valpo; Rachel Riley gets ninth win on season, Chanda Bell picks up fourth save


SB vs. Michigan, NCAA Tournament, 051812

Kentucky Suffers Heartbreaking Walk-Off Loss in NCAA Opener; Wildcats rallied for the lead in the top of the seventh


SB vs. LSU, 050612

Bell's No Hitter Clinches Sweep of No. 22 LSU; Bell tosses fifth-career no hitter, O'Brien drives in game-winning run


SB vs. Morehead State, 042412

Softball Grabs Victory Behind Riley, O'Brien; O'Brien hits first homer of season in win

  • 2012 All-SEC Second Team
  • 2011 NFCA All-Region Second Team
  • 2011 All-SEC Second Team

Senior (2013): Challenging senior season, getting injured at the beginning of SEC play and having to miss a majority of the season ... Played in 44 games with 31 starts ... Finished third on the team with 29 runs scored and a .321 batting average ... Started the season on a four-game hitting streak while her best performance at the plate came against Stanford, where she went 3-for-4 with two runs scored ...Went 7-for-10 in stolen base attempts ... Went 3-for-5 with three runs scored against UC Riverside ... Set a school record with six at bats against USC Upstate, going 2-for-6 with one RBI ... Went 3-for-3 against Western Michigan with three runs scored, including a triple ... Collected three hits and scored twice in the series vs. Ole Miss ... Was walked and scored a run vs. LSU before getting hit on the hand with a pitch, causing her to miss 15 games... Made her return to action as a pinch runner in the EKU doubleheader, continuing that role for the Florida series and the MTSU doubleheader, where she scored a run ... Stole a base and tapped home in the Arkansas series ... Made her return to the plate in the Alabama series, going 1-for-1 in game two while scoring a run in game three ... First start since March 15 vs. South Carolina in SEC Tournament, going 1-for-3 ... Notched three hits and an RBI in the Lexington Regional serving as the leadoff hitter for the Wildcats ... Collected a hit in the NCAA Tempe Super Regional ... Finished her career with eighth-most hits, sixth-most stolen bases and seventh-most runs scored.

Junior (2012): Started all 60 contests for the Wildcats and led the team with a .351 batting clip ... An All-SEC second team selection for the second consecutive season ... Set a UK program-record with a 15-game hitting streak ... Was the lone player to record a double, triple and a home run this season ... A CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District member ... Recorded a multiple-hit game in the series finale with UCLA ... Led team with a .438 batting average in the FAU Invite tallying seven hits and driving in two runs ... She also swiped five bases during UK's 3-2 weekend ... Nearly hit for the cycle in a win over Jacksonville State ... Named to the Eagle Invitational All-Tournament team after leading UK with nine hits and a .600 batting average ... Continued her hot-hitting with a .500 performance and eight runs scored at the Ragin' Cajun Invitational where she earned All-Tournament team honors ... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the final game of the Alabama series ... Notched two hits and scored in a loss to Western Illinois ... Scored four runs on four hits at the UK Invite .,. Logged a career-high four hits while hitting her first career home run in a win at WKU ... Scored four runs on four hits in Auburn series ... Singled in a loss to No. 11 Louisville ... Went 3-4 at the dish and cashed in with a run in UK's 5-3 win over No. 10 Tennessee ... Singled in a loss to Louisville ... Registered three hits in series vs. South Carolina while also scoring a run ... Drove in a score in UK's win over Arkansas ... Scored twice in the series-clinching win over Georgia ... Tapped home three times in the series with Ole Miss ... Was 2-for-3 and scored in a win over Morehead State ... Was 2-for-3 in the rubber match with Florida tallying two runs scored ... Tallied two hits and played incredible defense in sweep of No. 22 LSU ... Swiped two bags in UK's NCAA Tournament game vs. Michigan ... Singled and drove in a run in UK's win over Valpo.

Sophomore (2011):Started all 56 games for UK at shortstop ... Led the team with a .377 batting average and 20 stolen bases ... Posted a career-long 14-game hitting streak ... Had a hit in all but 10 games on the year ... Recorded 17 multi-hit outings ... Made her first career start at shortstop in the upset win over No. 22 Ohio State ... Singled and scored in that game ... Charted seven assists and added a single and a run scored in the win over FIU ... Drove in a run in the top of the seventh to force extra innings in the come-from-behind win against DePaul ... Plated a run in a loss to Memphis ... Lone UK player to record a hit in every contest of the FIU Combat Classic ... Scored twice in a win over Middle Tennessee State ... Matched a career high with two runs scored in a win over Georgia Southern ... Singled and scored in a win over Colorado State ... Had a then season-high two singles in the loss to Stanford ... Had two hits in a win over UC Davis ... Drew an RBI walk in a win over North Dakota State ... Charted career bests with three hits and three runs scored in a win over Southern Illinois ... Singled and drove in a run in a win over Purdue ... Posted an RBI single and scored in the upset of Tennessee ... Notched the walk-off RBI-single in the 10-inning series-clinching win over the Lady Vols ... Had hits and scored in both wins over Arkansas ... Singled and scored in the win over LSU ... Totaled a hit in every game of the sweep of Mississippi State, including a pair of multiple-hit outings ... Drove in a season-best two runs in the opening game of the Florida series ... Posted a hit and scored in both games of the Austin Peay series ... Registered a hit in every game of the Georgia series ... Extended her career-long hitting streak with three hits in the sweep of Marshall ... Had a bases-clearing double to record a single-game high with three RBI in a win over Tennessee Tech ... Was 3-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored in a win over EKU ... Matched career highs with three hits, runs scored and RBI in a win over Louisville ... Charted hits and runs scored in both wins of a doubleheader at South Carolina ... Had an RBI triple in a win over Auburn ... Matched a career-high with three hits against Tennessee in the SEC Tournament ... Went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored in the win over Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament ... Posted two hits in a win over Cal.

Freshman (2010):Named to the All-SEC Freshman Academic team ... Made 55 appearances and 44 starts in her first season ... Batted .238 with nine stolen bases on the year ... Charted a single and came home to score in a UK win over Ohio State in the NCAA Tournament ... Singled and scored in a loss to No. 2 Michigan ... Drove in two runs with a single in a loss to LSU ... Posted three hits and plated two scores in the series with Austin Peay ... Drove in a career-best two runs in UK's upset of No. 3 Florida ... Was 1-for-1 with a run scored in a win over WKU ... Reached base three times and tapped home once on a pair of hits and a walk in the South Carolina series ... Started the series at third base against Mississippi State ... Led the team with a hit in each game of the series - including her first career double ... Had a pair of hits in a win over Auburn ... Posted a hit in seven straight games including tallying a pair of singles and bringing in a run in a win over Evansville ... Charted a hit in every game of the Florida Atlantic Kickoff Classic, the only UK player to achieve that feat ... Made her first start at third base against Western Michigan ... Had a pair of singles in that victory and swiped a base.

High School: Claimed a state title with Keystone in 2006 ... Keystone finished first in the Ohio Coaches poll in both 2006 and 2009 ... High School ranked among the top 15 programs in the nation by USA Today in her senior season ... Was a four-year letterwinner ... Four-time first-team All-Ohio ... Three-time first-team Louisville Slugger All-Region team ... A first-team High School All-American as a senior after earning honorable mention honors in her junior season ... For her career she finished with a .545 batting average ... Broke the school records for career hits (218), hits in a season (59) and career batting average ... As a junior she batted .614 ... Tossed a consecutive no-hitter and then a perfect game in her sophomore season ... Was a member of the National Honor Society ... Ranked in the top five in her senior class ... Graduated high school with an associate of arts degree from Lorain Community College ... Father, Clay, was a letterwinner in both baseball and basketball at Baldwin-Wallace.

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