For Saint Joseph's junior Amanda Kulp, the 2018 season was a record-setting one on Hawk Hill. Entering the year as one of the top base stealers in SJU softball history, the starting centerfielder etched her name atop the list on April 28 as she set a new program record for stolen bases.
Staring the year second all-time in steals with 51, Kulp began narrowing in on the all-time record of 60 held by Dana Parks '13. After a solid start to the season Kulp matched Parks' mark with a pair of stolen bases at Massachusetts on April 7.
With an injury sidelining her the next few weeks, Kulp bounced back during the Hawks' series at George Washingon. In game two of SJU's doubleheader with the Colonials on April 28, the Audubon, Pennsylvania native made history with a stolen base in the second inning to set a new program record.
Adding three more stolen bases during the final weeks of the season, Kulp finished the year as the team's leader with 13 and finished in the Atlantic 10's top-10 as well. Already holding the single-season record for stolen bases (31 in 2017), the three-year starter will enter her senior campaign with 64 career stolen bases to go along with 143 career hits, good for 25th all-time.
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