Coach Woolf enters her third season at the helm of the Gordon Softball program. Woolf has coached five All-Commonwealth Coast Conference players during her first two seasons and made the playoffs each year as Gordon looks to take another step in year three.
Woolf came to Wenham after spending two years as the main assistant softball coach at NCAA Division-II institution Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. She helped guide the Cavs to a drastic improvement in her second year with the team, going from 18-20 in 2013 to 29-19 this past season. Before Walsh, Woolf spent two years as a graduate assistant just down the road at Malone University in Canton. While receiving a M.A. in Organizational Leadership, Woolf focused her efforts as the hitting coach and led the Pioneers to the second highest collective batting average in the American Midwest Conference.
As an undergraduate student athlete, Woolf spent four years as a letter-winner for the Marietta College (Ohio) softball program. Woolf was an All-Conference player in both her freshman and sophomore campaigns, while also earning a Third-Team All-Region nod from Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III during her sophomore year. Woolf still ranks among the best in Marietta history in career RBI (75) and putouts (512), while also holding the career record for best fielding percentage (.991).
Kendall Bukuras joined the Gordon Athletics staff as a graduate assistant for athletic communications and assistant softball coach following her graduation from the College in the spring of 2014.
As a four-year starter and two-year captain of the Scots' Softball program, Bukuras finished with a .306 batting average and .941 fielding percentage, capping off a successful career by setting Gordon's season assist record with 112 in 2014. In total she registered 106 hits, 49 RBI, and five home runs from the plate while booking 310 assists from her post at short.
A standout on and off the field, Bukuras was named Gordon's 2014 Female Presidential Servant Leader, an honor bestowed upon student athletes who demonstrate positive, consistent Christian conduct, productive well-rounded college lifestyles, humility in victory and graciousness in defeat, and sensitivity to the needs of teammates, coaches, and the College.
Assistant Softball Coach