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OLLU held inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony

OLLU held its first-ever Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Aug. 5 in Mabee Gymnasium. The event cerebrated members of the Class of 2020 Aaron Flores and Gaby Lopez, and Class of 2022 Nashae Owens Peña and Marcus Thompson.

Athletic Director Shane Hurley commented, “We are honored to recognize these four tremendous student-athletes and alumni, and we look forward to continuing this traditional annually.”

The university first announced the Class of 2020 two years ago, but with COVID restrictions, the ceremony had to be postponed.

See full story on the Saints website.

Softball inducts Hall of Fame Class of 2021: K. Arocha, T. Doege, B. McInnis

Hear from the Hall of Fame members: https://www.youtube.com/embed/PO4TsCv6J80?enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ollusaintsathletics.com

The softball team inducted its inaugural Hall of Fame Class of 2021 on Oct. 23.

Head Coach Bruce Lenington commented, “We are honored and excited to announce our Hall of Fame Class of 2021. This year, we have three inductees, all of whom have played a major role in the success of the softball program both in the classroom and on the field. Their awards and records are numerous and impressive, and we are proud that they accomplished all of this here at Our Lady of the Lake University.”

The Hall of Fame class consists of Katrisha Arocha, Taylor Doege and Brittany (Stone) McInnis. At the conclusion of the alumni game, the three were recognized on the field. They moved to behind the home dugout to unveil their banners that will be permanently on display.

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Katrisha Arocha (2014-2015)

Arocha, one of the Saints’ assistant coaches this year, played from 2014-2015. She had a huge role in the Saints’ first-ever Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) championship season in 2014. The team marked a career-best 39-12 overall record and 18-2 in the conference. The women won the regular season, the postseason tournament and made it to the NAIA National Softball Championships opening round. In the following year, the team was the regular-season runners up with a 39-14 overall record and 19-5 in the conference. Those two years marked the most wins for the team to date.

As a right-handed pitcher, Arocha played in 78 games. Her awards include 2014 NAIA All-American Honorable Mention, 2014 and 2015 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region First Team and 2015 NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete, plus she was a two-time All-Conference First Team recipient. She accumulated eight RRAC Pitcher of the Week awards. In 2014, Arocha received Conference Pitcher of the Year and Newcomer of the Year awards, and in both of her years at OLLU, she was an RRAC Scholar-Athlete. She finished out her collegiate career with a 3.507 GPA and received her Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology in 2015.

Arocha’s records are numerous, and all were accomplished in just two years at OLLU. They include:

CAREER

  • First in ERA (1.79)
  • Second in strikeouts (491)
  • Third in shutouts (11)
  • Second in wins (48)
  • Third in innings pitched (371)
  • Third in at-bats (1,355)
  • Fourth in games played (77)


SEASON

  • First in fielding percentage (2015/1.000)
  • First in games pitched (2014/39)
  • First in ERA (2014/1.54)
  • First in shutouts (2014/7)
  • First in wins (2014/26)
  • First in innings pitched (2014/191)
  • First in at-bats (2014/692)
  • First in strikeouts (2015/247)
  • Second in games pitched (2015/38)
  • Second in wins (2015/22)
  • Second in strikeouts (2014/244)
  • Second in innings pitched (2015/180)
  • Third in at-bats (2015/663)


GAME

  • First in innings pitched (12 on April 5, 2015)
  • First in strikeouts (19 on March 17, 2014)
  • No-hitter on April 17, 2015


Arocha is an Early Childhood Special Education teacher at Menchaca Early Childhood Center through the Southside Independent School District in San Antonio.



Taylor Doege (2015-2018)

Doege played from 2015-2018. She was an integral member of the Saints during their second Red River Athletic Conference championship season in 2018. The Saints were co-champions of the regular season along with LSU-Alexandria. The team went on to finish out the season as semifinalists of the conference tournament. They marked a 24-11 overall record and 18-6 in the conference.

As a first baseman and right-handed pitcher, the San Antonio native played in 181 games. Her awards include 2016 NAIA All-American Second Team, 2016 NFCA All-American, 2015 NFCA All-Region Second Team, 2016 NFCA All-Region First Team, 2017 NFCA All-Region Second Team, 2018 NFCA All-Region First Team, two-time NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete, two-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete, four-time All-Conference First Team, two-time All-Tournament, 2016 Player of the Year, four Player of the Week Awards, four-time RRAC Scholar-Athlete and the 2018 Top Saint. She finished out her collegiate career with a 3.517 GPA and received her Bachelor of Arts in English in 2018.

Doege’s records are as follows:


CAREER

  • First in games played (181)
  • First in batting average (.415)
  • First in triples (12)
  • First in home runs (24)
  • First in RBIs (170)
  • First in total bases (386)
  • First in hits (246)
  • First in putouts (762)
  • Second in at-bats (593)
  • Second in runs (120)
  • Second in doubles (44)
  • Fourth in slugging percentage (.651)


SEASON

  • First in batting average (2016/.474)
  • First in hits (2016/73)
  • First in doubles (2018/19)
  • First in RBIs (2016/51)
  • First in slugging percentage (2016/.805)
  • Second in at-bats (2015/166)
  • Second in triples (2015 and 2016/four)
  • Second in home runs (2016/10)
  • Second in on-base percentage (2016/.520)
  • Fourth in putouts (2016 and 2017/239)


GAME

  • First in hits (Feb. 13, 2015)
  • First in double plays (March 4, 2016/three)
  • No-hitter on March 12, 2016


Doege teaches English and coaches softball at Southwest High School in the Southwest Independent School District in San Antonio. She also coaches for the HITT softball organization based in San Antonio.


Brittany (Stone) McInnis (2012-2015)

McInnis was on the team from 2012-2015. She played a significant role in the Saints’ first-ever Red River Athletic Conference championship season in 2014. The team marked a career-best 39-12 overall record and 18-2 in the conference. The women won the regular season, the tournament and made it to the NAIA National Softball Championships Opening Round. In the following year, the team was the regular-season runners up with a 39-14 overall record and 19-5 in the conference. Those two years marked the most wins for the team to date.

As a third-baseman, the Helotes, Texas, native played in 192 games. Her awards include three-time NFCA All-Region, 2014 NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete, 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-American, 2014 and 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-District, 2014 NAIA Scholar-Athlete, four-time All-Conference First Team, two-time Champions of Character, six RRAC Player of the Week awards, 2015  Character Athlete of the Week, four-time RRAC Scholar-Athlete, 2015 Top Saint and 2015 Big Blue Top Saint Female Athlete of the Year. McInnis finished out her collegiate career with a 3.394 GPA, and she received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 2015.

McInnis’ records are as follows:


CAREER

  • First in games played (192)
  • First in runs (145)
  • First in doubles (52)
  • Second in hits (220)
  • First in walks (76)
  • First in assists (283)
  • Third in triples (six)
  • Second in home runs (22)
  • Second in RBIs (153)
  • Second in total bases (350)
  • Third in hits by pitcher (nine)


SEASON

  • First in games played/started (2015/53-53)
  • First in at-bats (2015/174)
  • First in walks (2015/27)
  • Second in hits (2015/68)
  • Third in runs (2015/42)
  • Third in doubles (2015/15)
  • Fifth in hits by pitcher (2014/five)
  • Fourth in on-base percentage (2015/.473)


GAME

  • First in at-bats (2015/7)
  • Second in triples (2012/two)
  • Second in assists (2012/eight)


McInnis works at Marshall High School in the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio. She and her husband Cameron are parents to son Brayden and daughter Ella.


The university is proud of Katrisha Arocha, Taylor Doege and Brittany McInnis for their remarkable achievements while at OLLU and their commitment to the university as alumni m

Stacy Stephens inducted into the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame

Women’s basketball Head Coach Stacy Stephens was inducted into the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday. The Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) hosts the induction event yearly.

Stephens recapped the night, saying, “I am extremely honored to be chosen for the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame. There are so many talented coaches and players in Texas that being selected to be inducted with my high school coach was an amazing moment.”

“I would like to thank the TABC for putting on such a wonderful event. I am so glad that I could share this moment in person and online with so many people that I love, and the support has been overwhelming. Buddy Hawkins was an amazing coach who taught his players how to think, communicate and make decisions. His impact on my playing and coaching career is hard to put into words. I will always be grateful that my fundamental understanding of basketball comes from such an amazing coach.”

She was joined by Carl Allen, Bill Doty, Erin Grant, Hawkins, Ken Loyd, Samantha Morrow and Robert Zamora at the TABC ceremony in San Antonio. Hawkins was Stephen’s coach at Winnsboro High School, marking the first time that a coach and player have been inducted at the same time. Stephens rebounds at Winnsboro are still ranked third nationally after 20-plus years.

During Stephens’ speech she said, “Today is proof of what can happen if you follow your dreams. I’m truly thankful to God for the blessings I’ve received throughout my life.”

Stephens will enter her third year guiding the women’s basketball team after a shortened 2020-2021 season due to COVID-19. The 2021-2022 season officially begins in the winter and will go on through early spring.