For College of Charleston equestrian head coach Natasha V. McCarthy, hard work and horses is all she’s ever known.

As the Year of Women, CofC’s year-long celebration marking the centennial anniversary of the first admission of female students to the College in 1918, comes to a close this month, we highlight eight trailblazing alumnae who have made a difference from the Lowcountry to the stars above and everywhere in between.

College of Charleston Athletics Year of Women Coach Series: Linda Kalafatis

College of Charleston Head Softball Coach Linda Kalafatis is in her 30th season as a collegiate head coach and has contributed greatly to the tremendous growth of the game.