Third-year member of the Blue Hens who has earned two letters • has gone 29-26 with a 3.47 ERA in the circle through her first two years • tied for sixth in UD history with 237 strikeouts • also ranks 11th with 29 wins and seven shutouts, 14th with 63 appearances, and 15th with 300.2 innings pitched • has batted .259 at the plate, and is tied for 12th in school history with eight home runs.
2015 SEASON (GAME BY GAME)
Compiled a 17-13 record with a 2.93 ERA, while her 17 wins tied for fourth in a UD single season and were fifth most in the CAA • ranked fifth in a Blue Hen season with 36 appearances and 143 strikeouts • was fourth in the league with 36 appearances and 169.2 innings pitched, and tied for fourth with 143 strikeouts • fired four shutouts, and combined for three others • tossed a two-hit shutout against Morgan State • blanked UNCW on just one hit • allowed just one unearned run and tied her career high with nine strikeouts during a win at Elon • twirled a three-hit shutout at Rider • batted .265 at the plate and tied for second on the team with four home runs • went 3 for 3 with two homers at Saint Peter’s, while her six RBI are tied for third most in a game in UD history • had a double, homer, and four RBI while firing a two-hit shutout in the season-opening win over Toledo • also homered against Marist • stroked her first career triple vs. Morgan State • named CAA Co-Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 17 • CoSIDA Academic All-America nominee.
Named to CAA All-Rookie Team • fired the 15th no-hitter in school history during the 8-0 five-inning victory over Monmouth on Mar. 2 • led the Blue Hens with 12 victories, 131 innings pitched and 94 strikeouts while compiling a 4.17 ERA • hurled a three-hit shutout over Drexel and a two-hit shutout at Lafayette • gave up just one unearned run during the 2-1 win over Lehigh • fired 4.1 scoreless innings vs. Cornell • batted .253 at the plate, leading the team with four home runs and ranking second with seven doubles • tied the UD single game record by hitting three doubles during the 23-2 win over UMES • blasted home runs in consecutive days against Monmouth • selected CAA Rookie of the Week on Mar. 4 following her no-hitter.
Named the 2013 Delaware Softball Gatorade Player of the Year • selected 2013 Delaware Softball Player of the Year by the Wilmington News-Journal • four-time first team All-State selection • led Caravel Academy to state championships in 2010 and 2011, the state finals in 2012, and the state semifinals in 2013 • recorded 12 shutouts, seven no-hitters and three perfect games while compiling a 76-11 record during her four years • struck out 777 batters in 515.2 career innings • posted an 18-3 record with a 0.54 ERA and 222 strikeouts in 141.2 innings during her senior season at Caravel • recorded career-highs with a .426 batting average, three home runs and 29 RBI as a senior • member of the student government at Caravel.
Carolyn Szymanski • born Sept. 12, 1994 • daughter of Kevin and Cheryl Szymanski • has an older sister, Lauren • business major at Delaware • enjoys going to the beach during her free time.