Ken Prorok, a native of Lincoln, Nebraska, enters his 8th season as the head coach for the Trojans and his 9th with the program. Since his arrival in 2006, the Trojan offense has rewritten the record books. In all his teams currently hold 9 different single season school records and members of the current roster rank in the top 10 in 18 different single season records and in the top 10 in 8 different career record categories. Since 2011 the Trojans have also had three players set, tie, or be ranked with NAIA national single game performances including Hits in a game (6) Natasha Fritz (2011), Homeruns in a game (3) Emily Kulp (2011), and defensive Assists in a game (9) Taylor Mackey 2012.
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During his tenure with the Trojan softball program he has had 31 selections to All-Academic Teams, 13 All-Conference Selections, 1 Conference Freshmen of the Year, 1 Conference MVP, and 4 Louisville Slugger NFCA All-Region selections. Prorok himself ranks as the winningest coach in school history.
He has been with the university’ athletic department for 14 seasons, from 2001-2005 he served as the Associate Head Baseball Coach for the Trojans where he helped guide them to three straight regional appearances and two Super Regional appearances. During his tenure with the baseball team, the Trojans were ranked nationally three times and had an amazing 23 All-Conference selections and 5 players receive All-American recognition.
Prorok played competitive fast pitch for 14 years. His teams qualified for 12 State Tournaments (1991-1999, 2006-2008), four A.S.A Regional tournaments (1995, 1997, 1998 and 2006), and four N.A.F.A. World Series events (1996, 1998, 2006, 2007). Prorok was selected to two Metro All-Star teams in 1997 and 1998 when he hit .457 and .449 respectively.
In addition to his softball duties, Prorok also serves as an instructor in the college of education and serves the athletic department as its game day administrator.
He resides outside of Madison with his wife Renee, step-daughters Brooke and Taylor and their son J.D.
|Heather Dearing||SO||UTIL||R/R||5-9||Clear Lake, S.D.||Deuel High School|
|3||Erica Belter||SO||UTIL||L/R||5-1||Savage, Minn.||Burnsville High School|
|4||Rachel Hughes||SO||OF / P||R/R||5-6||Sioux Falls, S.D.||Sioux Falls Washington High School|
|8||Haley Hansen||FR||OF||L/R||5-3||Madison, S.D.||Madison High School|
|9||Elizabeth Rubalcava||JR||C||R/R||5-5||Pomona, Calif.||Diamond Bar High School|
|10||Ellie Kristensen||SR||OF / P||R/R||5-5||San Jose, Calif.||West Valley Community College|
|11||Lynnie Angle||SO||OF||R/R||5-5||Colman, S.D.||Colman Egan High School|
|12||Harley Lindell||JR||UTIL||R/R||5-10||Ringsted, IA||North Iowa Area Community College|
|17||Shai-Lee Hill||JR||INF / P||R/R||5-5||Bonney Lake, Wash.||White River High School|
|22||Sara Erickson||FR||OF||L/L||5-5||Sioux Falls, SD||Sioux Falls Roosevelt|
|23||Lexy Miller||SR||OF||S/R||5-9||Victoria, B.C. Canada||Lambrick Park Secondary School|
|24||Ariana Duran||JR||INF||R/R||5-6||Wildomar, Calif.||Rio Hondo Community College|
|73||Brittany Hill||SR||INF||R/R||5-5||Chino, Calif.||Chino High School|