UHV signs 2 from San Jacinto College

University of Houston-Victoria head softball coach Keri Lambeth has announced the signing of two more softball players.  Pitcher Lauren Garza and utility player Kasey Voyles will transfer from San Jacinto College to join the UHV Jaguars.

Both student-athletes bring plenty of big game experience to the Jaguars’ den. Garza, a Houston native, pitched in 33 games during her 2 years at San Jacinto, and Voyles played a total of 80 games.


“Lauren has a great mound presence and has the experience to help lead this pitching staff,” said Lambeth. “She will be a great Jaguar!”


Utility player Kasey Voyles brings speed and an ability to get on base to the Jaguars.


“Kasey will be a key cog in the Jaguars offensive machine,” said Lambeth.  “Her speed and hitting will excite our fans and frustrate opposing teams.”


Voyles, a Santa Fe High School graduate, batted .357 in her sophomore season, following up on her outstanding freshman season in which she batted .571.  Voyles also led the Lady Coyotes in stolen bases her freshman season with 12 and was tied for second on the team this past year with 6.


Lauren Garza
Season             GP       IP         ERA     Wins    Loss     SO

2006                 21        98         3.29          4          9      62

2007                 12        62         1.66          6          3      54

Career              33       160         2.67         10        12    116

Kasey Voyles

Season             GP       AB       Hits      HR       Avg.     RBI      SB/SBA

2006                 36       105        60         0        .571       16        12/13

2007                 44       143        51         1        .357       17         6/6

Career              80        248      111         1        .448       33       18/19

The Jaguars’ inaugural softball season begins in February 2008.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Ashley Walyuchow