New LCU Softball Coach Larry Hays signs first recruit - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


New LCU Softball Coach Larry Hays signs first recruit

LUBBOCK, TX - Lubbock Christian University softball head coach Larry Hays announced that Lubbock Christian High School's Kalee Robinson has signed with the Lady Chaparrals softball program.  She is the first student-athlete to officially sign since Hays took over the LCU softball helm, and she marks the first recruit for the 2010-2011 school term. The signing was conducted at Lubbock Christian High School with friends, family and student body in attendance.

Robinson is a catcher preparing for her senior season at LCHS, where she plays for her father and head coach Kelly Robinson.  She earned First Team Lubbock Avalanche-Journal All-City Team honors last season after batting .552 with 52 runs and 51 runs-batted-in.  The Lady Eagle also produced 22 extra-base hits and 38 stolen bases.  Robinson has been a part of consecutive trips to the TAPPS 3A regional finals.  She was selected First-Team All-State in TAPPS Class 3A and named to the TAPPS 3A Academic All-State team last season.  As a sophomore, she claimed Second Team All-State honors and Second Team All-City (Lubbock A-J) accolades.  She has appeared in every game in program history for the three-year old LCHS softball program, and she marks the first LCHS softball player to sign with a collegiate softball program.  In 87 career games for LCHS, Robinson is batting .487 and has compiled 94. She has also played golf, basketball and volleyball for Lubbock Christian High School.  Robinson is a two-year letter winner and honorable-mention All-District performer in basketball, and was a member of back-to-back state championship golf squads for LCHS (freshman and sophomore).

The Lady Chaps are preparing for the third season in program history, and their first led by Larry Hays.  LCU completed a NAIA National Championship in 2008, their inaugural season, and returned to the NAIA National Championships in 2009 with a 54-7 record and their first Sooner Athletic Conference regular season title.

Source: LCU

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