Erin Coffel, Kayla Kowalik Set to Star in Athletes Unlimited

Erin Coffel, Kayla Kowalik Set to Star in Athletes Unlimited

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky Softball alums Erin Coffel and Kayla Kowalik are ready to take center stage in Athletes Unlimited as the 2024 summer series kicks off Monday with all six competitions featuring the two Wildcats greats televised on the ESPN Family of Networks.

The AU Draft was held Friday morning as Coffel landed as a middle infielder on Team Leach and Kowalik was selected by Team Wiggins. With the team placements for the opening series, Kowalik and Coffel will square off twice, playing once on June 10 and a second time on June 11 at Wilkins Stadium on the campus of Wichita State University.

Infielder Aubrey Leach, who finished in second place during the 2023 AUX event, will serve as the Gold team captain in the opening series, while outfielder Megan Wiggins leads the Orange squad. Infielder Jessi Warren, the reigning Athletes Unlimited Pro Softball AUX Defensive MVP, guides the Blue team into the opening series after finishing sixth on the leaderboard last year.


2024 Athletes Unlimited Softball

Opening Series Weekend

Wichita, Kansas

Monday, June 10

Team Wiggins vs. Team Leach // 6 p.m. ET // ESPNews

Team Leach vs. Team Warren // 8:30 p.m. ET // ESPNU

Tuesday, June 11

Team Wiggins vs. Team Warren // 7 p.m. ET // ESPN2

Team Leach vs. Team Wiggins // 9:30 p.m. ET // ESPN2

Thursday, June 13

Team Leach vs. Team Warren // 6 p.m. ET // ESPNU

Team Wiggins vs. Team Warren // 8:30 p.m. ET // ESPNU

NEW for 2024 – The Kentucky Softball Designated Players Club

The Designated Players is the Official Booster Program of Kentucky Softball.  Financial contributions and community support through The Designated Players program, Kentucky Softball will be able to continue to develop our student-athletes on and off the field. To join The Designated Players, you can join online or click here to download the membership form and mail to the address listed.  For more information, email Kristine Himes at or Larry Cash at

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