Softball adds two transfers to 2023 squad

The softball team announced the addition of Alana Benitez and Allie Gonzales to the 2022-2023 squad.

Benitez is a native of Kingsville, Texas, where she attended Santa Gertrudis Academy. The outfielder/middle infielder sophomore is majoring in criminal justice. She is a transfer from Coastal Bend College in Beeville, Texas.

Head Coach Bruce Lenington commented, “We are extremely happy to welcome Alana and her family to the Lake. She is a skilled player who fits our culture perfectly.”

Gonzales is a junior from Wallis, Texas, where she attended Brazos High School. The left-handed pitcher is a transfer from Jarvis Christian College, a member of the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC), as is OLLU. While there, she received All-Tournament First-Team and All-Conference Second-Team honors. She is majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

“Allie is a great addition to our pitching staff,” said Lenington. “As a freshman in the RRAC, she beat several top teams and proved to be a great competitor in the circle.”

The Saints will begin their official season in January 2023 but will play a handful of scrimmages during the fall.