Coach Kennedy completed his sixth season as Head Softball Coach for Lindenwood University-Belleville during the spring of 2017. The Lady Lynx started by traveling to Alexandria, LA and facing LSU Alexandria, TX-Wes, and Div I’s Grambling & AR Pine Bluff de
feating each of the Div I’s. LU-Belleville traveled to Fayetteville, AR and faced defending NAIA national champion Oklahoma City, Hastings, NE, and Oklahoma Science & Arts defeating the last two finishing runner-up to OK City for the tournament. LU traveled to New Albany, IN and swept the tournament from IN Southeast and Taylor Univ. four games. They competed in the AMC conference for the 3rd season and went 17-7 (4th place), 41-16 overall.
Four Lady Lynx were named AMC All-Conference for 2017 with Taylor Winn as AMC “Pitcher of the Year” as well as Madison Mountain at 1st Team while Riley Wells and Kaitlin Grohman were named to 2nd Team. Twenty Lady Lynx were named to AMC Academic All-Conference including: Amanda Velasquez, Payton Curtis, Madison Mountain, Emily Ray, Paige Kuefler, Hannah Spears, Erin Skinner, Kaitlin Grohman, Lexi Law, Katie DeLuka, Zoie Villa, Julissa Toledo, Madison Stapleton, and Riley Wells. Senior 1st Base Rebecca Touchette was also distinguished in being named NAIA Coaches Character Award.
In 2014, the Lady Lynx captured their 2nd consecutive USCAA National Championship with a rain shortened three game sweep to become the first-ever LU-Belleville back-to-back National Champions in any sport finishing with a 35-23-1 overall record.