Kara is not new to our program here at ICE. She has been involved in our program for over three years now with prior experience playing travel ball in Pittsburgh since she was 11. In high school Kara received All State honors 3 years in a row, along with conference all star rankings as well. Throughout numerous years, lessons, camps, and teams; she advanced her abilities to be able to play at the collegiate level at Mount Aloysius College. Her time at the Mount was nothing shy of spectacular. In the two years she has played there, they won back to back AMCC championship titles. This past season Kara pitched her way through the AMCC playoff tournament allowing no earned runs in 12 innings pitched while picking up 2 wins, including the championship game. In addition, Kara was named to the “all tournament team”. She also led the Mounties to their first NCAA regional win in school history by pitching a shut out against The College of New Jersey (ranked 9rd in the nation). She was a first team all-conference player this past season. Kara was voted a captain her sophomore year which was an extreme honor for her to receive that title at such a young age.
Not only did Kara lead the AMCC conference with the lowest ERA, 1.22 she also only allowed 4 extra base hits while pitching to nearly 250 batters. Kara finished up the season ranked 13 in the nation for DIII lowest ERA. She was not known to produce many strikeouts, but everyone knew that she controlled the field while she was pitching. Her infamous drop ball fooled nearly every player in the conference, allowing her to force many ground outs. Kara controlled the game with her arsenal of different speeds and pitches, along with her calm and collected composure as well. Aside from pitching, Kara was in the top 10 for conference batting average as well, batting .412. She had 6 triples and 6 doubles along with 1 home run in the lead off spot for her team.