The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) softball team secured doubleheader run-rule victories over Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) rival Huston-Tillotson University (HTU), 8-0 and 13-5 on Tuesday afternoon at the OLLU Softball Field. The pair of wins moves the Saints to 29-7 on the season and 10-0 in the RRAC. HTU sits at 1-25 overall and 1-11 in conference. Read more online.
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Stone elevated the Saints to a doubleheader sweep of the University of Houston-Victoria with five hits and a pair of RBIs. The senior third baseman was 4-for-7 in the first game with a double and an RBI to lead a 4-2 victory. Read more online.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2014 Softball All-America teams, selected by the NAIA All-America committee. The All-America teams are comprised of First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention selections. Our Lady of the Lake University’s Katrisha Arocha is a Honorable Mention selectee, marking the first time in history that a Saints’ softball player has been chosen as a member of the All-America Team. Arocha, a junior pitcher from San Antonio, was selected as the Red River Athletic Conference’s Newcomer of the Year and Pitcher of the Year and was selected to the All-Conference First Team. She is ranked the top 10 in the NAIA in wins (26), total batters struck out (244) and in opponent batting average (.181); in the top 20 in batters struck out per 9 innings (8.94), hits allowed per 9 innings (4.58), total innings pitched (191.000) and in ERA (1.540). She led the conference in ERA, opponent batting average, innings pitched, batters struck out/game, hits allowed/game, runs allowed/game (55/1.41), earned runs allowed (42), wins and saves. Go online for full story.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced last week that 297 softball student-athletes have been named 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Softball Scholar-Athletes. Our Lady of the Lake University’s Brittany Stone, a junior from Helotes, Texas, was selected. In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status. Stone is a graduate of O’Connor High School. She is majoring in Biology and Chemistry, and she finished the 2013-2014 school year with a 3.51 GPA. Earlier this month, Stone was selected to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-Region Team. No other member of the Saints’ softball team has ever won either one of these prestigious academic awards. Go online for full story.
OLLU and new Head Baseball Coach Freddy Rodriguez will hold tryouts for the University’s inaugural 2014-2015 Saints Men’s Baseball Team on June 11 and July 9. The team will begin competing in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as part of the Red River Athletic Conference. Tryouts will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11 and 1 p.m. on July 9 at the Missions Baseball Academy located at 5707 State Highway 151 (Callaghan Rd. exit.), San Antonio, Texas 78227. The phone number is 210-269-6725. Visit the website for complete directions at http://missionsbaseballacademy.com. Those interested in trying out for the team should fill out the baseball information form two days before the tryout date. Participants should bring their own equipment, i.e., bat, glove, ball, to the tryout. For additional information, contact Coach Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org. Go online for full story.
The women’s tennis team has announced the signing of Haley Darbonne to its 2014-2015 squad. Darbonne attends Cypress Lakes High School in Cypress Lakes, Texas. At Cypress Lakes, Darbonne was the team’s No. 1 girl’s singles player for all four years of her high school career. The Saints play a handful of tennis matches during the fall semester and will play the bulk of their competitions in spring 2015. OLLU competes through the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the tennis teams are unaffiliated with a conference. Read full article online.
The women’s basketball team lost in the semifinals round of the Red River Athletic Conference to Huston-Tillotson University 58-70. The Saints will begin preparing for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) DI Women’s Basketball National Championship Tournament that takes place March 19-25 in Frankfort, Ky. Because the Saints were the No. 1 seed in the regular season, they earned an automatic bid to the tournament. Head Coach Christopher Minner said, “We have to give credit to HTU for playing a great game. They played with high energy and passion. We just didn’t play with great effort. Hopefully we will play better in Kentucky.” The NAIA will announce the 32-team pairings for the NAIA Division I women’s tournament on March 12 at 7 p.m. The video will appear on NAIA.org roughly five minutes prior to the start of the show. Read full article online.