Kyle P. Coleman ’80
Accomplished in Three Sports, All-State Softball Catcher, and a Leader Among Pingry’s First Women Athletes. When Pingry became co-educational in 1974, the doors opened to a succession of distinguished female athletes. Among them was Kyle Coleman who set a standard of achievement in field hockey, basketball and softball. She is the first alumna to be inducted into Pingry’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Her four years in varsity field hockey began in 1977, the team’s third year in existence. By 1979, she was named to the Independent Schools State and All-Union teams, having helped Pingry to attain its most successful field hockey season on record and to capture both the Union County Tournament and the Independent Schools State Championship. She was also a four-year basketball player. As Co-Captain in 1979, she helped the team to attain its first winning 10-9 season and led the team as Captain in 1980. She excelled in softball. Known as a “consistent hitter and good fielder,” she was a key to the 1977 Varsity Softball Team’s 12-3 season and their Prep State Championship, Pingry’s first women’s state crown. She was named All-State Catcher while Assistant Team Captain in 1979. In her senior year, she became Captain and was again chosen All-State Catcher as well as All-Union County Softball Catcher. At Ursinus College she continued as catcher, and as a senior in 1984 helped the team win the Mid-Atlantic Conference Championship.