Kenny Hernandez

LIBERAL, Kan. – The Seward County Athletic department is thrilled to announce Kristen Silva as the new Head Softball Coach for the Lady Saints. Silva spent the past seven seasons with Lamar Community College and competed in Region IX (2016-22).

When asked about what this opportunity meant to Silva, she stated, “This opportunity means a lot to me in taking the next step in my coaching career. I’m excited to get going.”

While at Lamar, Silva won 143 games in the six seasons with the program. The best season occurred in the spring of 2018, with a 35-18 overall record and a 24-6 conference record.

Before Silva’s time at Lamar, she was the assistant coach at the University of Puget Sound (2012-15) and coached an 18U program in Tacoma, Washington. From 2010 to 2012, Silva worked as the assistant softball coach at 5A Fruita Monument High School in Fruita, Colorado, where their record was 59-11. The team qualified for the CHSAA State Tournament yearly, including appearances in the Elite Eight in 2012, Semi-Finals in 2011, and Quarter-Finals in 2010.

The Hawaii native Silva is excited to work with the Seward County community, “I could not be more thrilled to work with a great college, athletic department, and community with so much energy and passion.”

With classes underway at Seward County, the team is on campus and ready for their new coach to arrive. The softball program has a full fall schedule and will start the competition on September 17th at Oklahoma Panhandle State University.

Silva is eager to get started, “I can’t wait to get to work with a great group of players. I’m excited about this opportunity to continue establishing Seward County Softball program.”

The Softball program finished second at the Region VI tournament in Dodge City, Kansas, with a 26-27 regular season record. The Silva era begins at Seward County, and we welcome her to the Liberal community.