University of Evansville

1800 Lincoln Ave. Evansville, IN 47722
Division 1 Indiana Midwest
Private Small Competitive team


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Mat Mundell

Mat Mundell enters his 8th season at the helm of the Purple Aces softball program. He directed the 2016 MVC Coaching Staff of the Year and has the UE program set up for a bright future. One of the keys to the success for Mundell and his program both on and off the field is his ability to bring in local talent. Of the 20 student-athletes on his roster at the start of the 2022 campaign, 15 are from Indiana or a bordering state.

Mundell's senior class of 2021 will be regarded as one of the top in school history with Eryn Gould highlighting the group. The 3-time All-MVC First Team performer broke the program walk record in her final game while completing one of the top offensive seasons in UE history. Gould set the all-time Aces single season records for batting average (.418) and on-base percentage (.566). Aside from Gould's recognition, he directed Jessica Fehr to a spot on the All-MVC Second Team while Hannah Hood garnered All-Defensive Team honors.

His emphasis on the defensive side of the ball is evident by the performances of his student-athletes. An Evansville player has picked up a nod on the MVC All-Defensive Team on five occasions so far. The shortened 2020 season saw the Aces heating up just as the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UE won four of its final six games, including a 6-inning 9-1 victory over Illinois and an 11-0 win over Purdue Fort Wayne in the home opener.

In the circle, he brought in Morgan Florey, who etched her name into the record books. An All-MVC First Team player in 2018. Florey set the UE record that season with 303 strikeouts and is one of just six in MVC history to reach 300 K’s. Florey posted 26 strikeouts against SIU, the 3rd-highest tally in the NCAA record book. In 2017, he led the Purple Aces to double-figure conference wins once again and a top five finish in the league. Brittany Hay was named the MVC Newcomer of the Year while Morgan Florey earned second team honors.

In one of the nation’s top turnarounds, Mat Mundell led the Purple Aces to a 16-win increase in 2016 on his way to his staff being named the Missouri Valley Coaching Staff of the Year. Highlighting the season was a streak in April that saw the program win four consecutive conference series, including wins against eventual league champion Wichita State. The all-time winningest softball coach in University of Illinois Springfield history took the helm of the Purple Aces prior to the 2015 seasons. Faced with difficult odds in his inaugural campaign at UE, Mundell did an admirable job with his squad. His work with Danielle Freeman resulted in her being named an All-MVC player in softball after doing the same in swimming.

After assuming the position of Head Softball Coach at UIS in 2009, Mundell experienced unparalleled success. Guiding the program through a period of transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II, Mundell guided the Prairie Stars to over 100 wins while recruiting and coaching 15 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Academic All-Americans and 24 Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Academic All-Conference players.

Under the tutelage of Mundell, the Prairie Stars excelled in the classroom, earning a team grade-point average of at least a 3.20 every season, including a program-best 3.43 GPA in 2014 to earn its first-ever GLVC team academic award. A student-athlete himself, Mundell was a 3-year Varsity tennis player at Eureka College. He graduated with Bachelor’s degree in 2003. Mundell also studied education in his time at UIS. Mat is married to Kelly Mundell and the couple has two daughters.

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Jordan Seneca

Jordan Seneca was elevated to the Purple Aces assistant coach in the summer of 2021 following a season with the program as its graduate assistant. She joined the UE staff in 2020 following two seasons as an assistant coach at LaSalle.

A four-year letter winner at Saint Francis, Seneca helped the Red Flash win back-to-back NEC Championships in 2017 and 2018. During that span, the team was a perfect 38-0 in conference play.

Over the course of her career, the former shortstop accumulated 48 home runs, which sits as the SFU and NEC record. Seneca also holds school records in runs (181), walks (154) and steals (56), while finishing second for RBIs (156).

No stranger to accolades, Seneca was a two-time NFCA All-Region Third Team selection, while also accumulating three All-NEC Team selections throughout her career.

She completed her bachelor's degree in exercise physiology, with a concentration in fitness professionals before beginning work on her MBA at LaSalle.

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