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    Caryl Drohan Promoted to Associate Head Coach; 'Cats Add New Assistant

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Caryl Drohan has been promoted to Associate Head Coach following a record-breaking offensive season.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Caryl Drohan has been promoted to Associate Head Coach following a record-breaking offensive season.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    Sept. 14, 2004

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern assistant Caryl Drohan has been promoted to Associate Head Coach and Tori Nyberg has been added as the team's third assistant for the season.

    Drohan, twin sister of NU head coach Kate Drohan, has served as an assistant for the Wildcats for the past three seasons. Last season she tutored a lineup that shattered the team record for home runs.

    "Caryl is an integral part of our program," Kate said. "She has been such a big part of our success and I'm excited about the support our department has given her."

    Caryl originally came from Hofstra University after spending five years on the coaching staff there--four as an assistant coach and the 2001 season as the associate head coach. She was a four-year letterwinner at Providence from 1992-95.

    Nyberg joins the Wildcat staff after spending last season at Illinois-Chicago. She graduated from Stanford in 2003 with a degree in Psychology and is a native of Belmont, Calif.

    "Tori has the ability to improve an already good pitching staff," Kate said. "Her experience will contribute a lot to our program."

    Nyberg compiled 53 wins in the circle during her tenure with the Cardinal while earning All-Pac-10 recognition in her junior and senior seasons.

    In 2003, Nyberg posted a record of 15-11 with a 1.79 ERA, including a team-high 128 strikeouts, which helped her earn All-Pac-10 honorable mention accolades.

    Her best season with the Cardinal came in 2002, as she posted a career-best record of 26-11 with a 1.51 ERA en route to Second Team All-Pac-10 honors.

    Nyberg also pitched in the 2001 College World Series, dropping a tough 1-0 decision to Arizona in her lone start.