Mikayla Panko became an assistant coach for the UMass Lowell softball team in the fall of 2016. Previously, she was an assistant coach at Division II Assumption College. During her time with the Greyhounds, the squad finished third in the Northern Division of the Northeast-10 Conference with four players receiving All-Conference honors.
Other experience for Panko includes coaching the 16U Nor’Easters softball team out of Tewksbury, Mass., and working as a batting instructor at Aegis Hitting.
Panko was a four-year member of the softball team at Massachusetts. The outfielder appeared in 108 career games, making 49 starts.
A native of Naperville, Illinois, Panko received her bachelor's degree in sociology with a minor in psychology from Massachusetts in 2015.
UMass Lowell Softball Head Coach Danielle Henderson welcomes Taylor Carbone to her staff for the 2018 season as a volunteer coach. Carbone joins the River Hawks' program after spending one season as an assistant coach at Emerson College.
During her time at Emerson, Carbone assisted the head coach with creating practice plans, setting game day activities and recruiting. She was also in charge of coaching the team's pitchers and hitters.
Carbone has been a private pitching and hitting instructor since 2013. She has also spent time working as both a head and assistant coach for the U-18 Polar Crush since 2014.
A native of Hudson, N.H., she played four years at the University of Massachusetts. As a freshman, she was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team. She also received All-Conference Second Team and NFCA All-Northeast Region honors as a senior. Carbone graduated from Massachusetts in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in psychology.