July 24, 2013
BEAUMONT, Texas – Lamar University softball coach Holly Bruder announced that right-handed pitcher Lauren Dannelley will transfer to Lamar from Central Florida and play for the Cardinals this season.
Dannelley, a native of Sweeney, Texas, is a 2012 graduate of Sweeny High School, where was a four-year letterwinner in softball. She was named an All-State player as a junior and to the academic all-state team as a senior, when she also was named All-County Pitcher of the Year.
As freshman at Central Florida, Dannelley made three appearances, picking up one save with an ERA of 1.50.
“We are so excited to add Lauren to our pitching staff,” Bruder said. “We hope that with her Division I experience she can come in right away and compete for a spot.”
Lamar went 24-35 in 2012, including a 14-13 record in Southland Conference play, in its first season of softball since 1987.