New-look Tornado ready to start 2017

Photo Credit: Qyntia Parks-Lewis
Photo Credit: Qyntia Parks-Lewis


Name – King University
City/Zip – Bristol, TN 37620
Enrollment – Approximately 2,900
Nickname – Tornado
Athletic Colors – Navy & Scarlet
School Colors – Blue & Gold
Home Facility – King Softball Complex
Affiliation – NCAA Division II
Conference – Conference Carolinas
President – Mr. Alexander Whitaker
Athletic Director – David Hicks
Athletic Department Phone – (423) 652-4849
Athletic Department Fax – (423) 652-6041
Head Athletic Trainer – Shelia Crockett
Website –


First Year of Softball – 2004-05
Overall Record – 238-265 (.473)
Overall Conference Carolinas Record – 62-38 (.620)
Overall Conference Record – 92-70 (.568)


Head CoachJenn Testa
Record at School, Years – 189-189 (.500), 8 seasons
Career Record, Years – 189-189 (.500), 8 seasons
Conference Carolinas Record, Years – 62-38 (.620), 5 seasons
Softball Office Phone – (423) 652-6343
Assistant Coach
Jake Cockerham


Overall Record Last Year – 19-31
Conference Record / Finish – 10-12 / 7th
Starters Returning / Lost – 7 / 5
Letterwinners Returning / Lost
– 10 / 5

- King was selected to finish sixth in the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches' Poll


Redshirt senior Morgan Lowe (two way player, hit .290 with four home runs and drove in 16, posted a 5.82 earned run average in the circle with 32 strikeouts)
Senior Hayley Smothers (led King in starts and innings pitched, posting a 3.13 earned run average, recorded four shutouts, offensively hit .260 with on base percentage of .321)
Senior Hannah Devotie (second team All-Conference Carolinas, second in the league with 31 stolen bases on 33 attempts, posted .347 batting average and .406 on base percentage)
Senior Jennifer Kern (fifth in the league with eight home runs, eighth with a slugging percentage of .575, posted a batting average of .315 and on base percentage of .395, 12th in the league with 84 total bases, led King with 12 doubles, 27 runs batted in)
Senior Olivia Lawson (led the league with 26 hit by pitches, batting average of .311, on base percentage of .475 which was fifth in the league, second on the team with 11 doubles)


Hannah Smith (first team All-Conference Carolinas, led the league with 49 runs batted in, third with nine home runs, second with .690 slugging percentage, fifth with .405 batting average, three-time all-conference selection)
Amber Walker (first team All-Conference Carolinas, hit .305 with nine doubles, two home runs and 16 runs batted in)
Lauren Smith (3.83 earned run average, one shutout and 36 strikeouts in the circle)


Michaela Morris, Mills River, N.C. (West Henderson HS)
Becca Gold, Greensboro, N.C. (Northwest Guilford HS)
Summer Hayes, Kodak, Tenn. (Walters State CC)
Morgan Matthews, Tallahassee, Fla. (College of Central Florida)
Abbey Harrison, Gray, Tenn. (Daniel Boone HS)
Danielle Parks, Hampstead, N.C. (Topsail HS)
Hannah Riddle, Greeneville, Tenn. (Walters State CC)
Emma Hughes, Rogersville, Tenn. (Cherokee HS)
Candace Maness, Lexington Tenn. (Jackson State CC)
Raven Allender, Clay City, Ind. (Clay City HS)
Kelsie Sligh, Lynchburg, Va. (Central Virginia CC)


- King opens the season with a pair of home games on February 4 against Bellarmine University and on February 11 against Carson-Newman University.
- The Tornado open Conference Carolinas play on March 12 at Converse College.
- The Conference Carolinas Softball Championship is scheduled for April 28-30 at Springwood Park in Burlington, N.C.


Director of Athletic Communications – Travis Chell,
Athletic Communications Office Phone – (423) 652-6368
Chell Cell Phone – (715) 431-0253
Athletic Communications Fax – (423) 652-6041
Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant – Ryan Whitt,
Athletic Communications Mailing Address – 1350 King College Rd., Bristol, TN 37620

King sweeps Mars Hill
March 4, 2017 King sweeps Mars Hill
King splits DH with Tusculum
February 21, 2017 King splits DH with Tusculum
King sweeps UVa-Wise
February 17, 2017 King sweeps UVa-Wise
Tornado fall to Carson-Newman
February 11, 2017 Tornado fall to Carson-Newman