That was during her freshman year when the Panthers were struggling, when they finished the season 11-15 and 9-9 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.
“I almost stopped playing,” Kimmel said. “I was ready to transfer to a bigger school and just get my degree.”
Fate has a funny way of working things out and Kimmel’s mind changed when a new coach came on board. Patrick Daniel was hired to take the helm of the Panthers prior to the start of the 2012-13 season.
Kimmel actually helped pick the new coach. She was the only student-athlete on the selection committee.
“My mind changed about leaving once I met him,” Kimmel said. “He has a lot of passion for the game and loves being a coach. It’s great playing for him. I’m definitely glad I stayed.”