Four Jaguars receive all-region softball honors

The amazing first season continues for the UHV Jaguars softball team as 4 Jaguars have been named to all-region teams.


Pitcher Lauren Garza and designated player Kristen Lindley were named to the all-region First team. Shortstop Stephanie Lavey and outfielder Cirby Ryan were named to the Second Team.


"I'm very proud of these young ladies," said head coach Keri Lambeth, "We are in a very competitive region with the 2007 National Champions Oklahoma City University, the 2008 National Champions Lubbock Christian University, #6 in the nation St. Gregory's University, and #20 in the nation Rogers State. This honor puts them in the category with the top players in the country."


Lindley is ranked 5th in the country in RBIs per game and Garza's 18 wins rank her 28th in the nation.


"This clearly speaks volumes about their ability as players and to Keri's ability as a coach," said UHV athletic director Ashley Walyuchow. "I can't imagine, over time that too many first year programs place 4 players on all-region teams in their first season. I'm very proud of these 4 players and the entire team for what was accomplished this year..."


The Jaguars finished the season ranked 15th in the NAIA and 4th in Region VI with a record of 32 wins and 18 losses.


1st Team All-Region VI Pitcher - Lauren Garza 1st Team All-Region VI Designated Player – Kristen Lindley


2nd Team All-Region VI Outfielder - Cirby Ryan 2nd Team All-Region VI Shortstop – Stephanie Lavey


2008 Season Statistics


Player GP Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% BB SO OB%
Kristen Lindley 50 .381 160 37 61 10 3 11 63 .688 15 14 .439
Stephanie Lavey 50 .317 167 37 53 9 0 12 46 .587 17 24 .383
Cirby Ryan 50 .319 160 45 51 7 3 2 20 .438 26 15 .413

Laruen Garza 35 25 18 2.06 18 7 1 7 186.2 165 42 .259
Kristen Lindley 29 22 13 1.83 12 11 1 4 137.1 37 26 .221

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