A 2000 Coe graduate, Stepanek returned to the Kohawk coaching staff in 2015. A native of Storm Lake, she was a four-year starter in both basketball and softball for the Kohawks from 1996-2000. During her senior season, Stepanek was co-captain and helped lead the Kohawks to a share of the Iowa Conference Championship and a berth in the 2000 NCAA Division III Regional Championships.
After her playing career, Stepanek served as an assistant coach from 2001-2009. During her tenure with the Kohawks she helped the Kohawks to three Iowa Conference Championships, seven NCAA Regional appearances, two NCAA Division III National Championship Series appearances and seven finishes in the NCAA Top 25. The Kohawks finished fifth in the nation in 2006 and were the 2009 National Runner-Up.
Stepanek resides in Cedar Rapids with her husband Derek and two daughters, Jocelyn and Julia.
|1||Madi Miller||Jr.||OF||R/R||5-4||Coralville, Iowa||West|
|2||Allie O'Brien||Jr.||IF||R/R||5-8||Grimes, Iowa||Dallas Center-Grimes|
|5||Alyssa Olson||Jr.||P||R/R||5-4||Cedar Rapids, Iowa||Jefferson|
|9||Marisa Repp||Sr.||OF/C||R/R||5-8||Fairfield, Iowa||Fairfield|
|11||Taylor Huber||So.||IF||R/R||5-10||Central City, Iowa||Alburnett|
|13||Haley Jones||Jr.||IF||R/R||5-5||Waterloo, Iowa||West|
|14||Ashley Heims||Jr.||C||R/R||5-2||Manchester, Iowa||West Delaware|
|17||Jess Brooks||Sr.||C/IF||R/R||5-8||Aledo, Ill.||Mercer County|
|21||Kelsey Simpson||So.||OF||R/R||5-7||Lisbon, Iowa||Lisbon|
|24||Maddy Ryan||Jr.||OF/P||R/R||5-5||Marion, Iowa||Linn-Mar|
|32||Sara Czachowski||Jr.||IF/OF||L/R||5-7||Orlando, Fla.||Francis Howell|