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Saints Softball Coaches Named ATEC/NFCA Regional Coaching Staff of the Year

Saints Softball Coaches Named ATEC/NFCA Regional Coaching Staff of the Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 29, 2024) – The ATEC/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) has named Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) as one of six NAIA programs selected by their peers as the 2024 ATEC/NFCA Regional Coaching Staffs of the Year, the Association announced on Tuesday.

Representing each of the NAIA's six NAIA regions, these respective coaching staffs – Georgia Gwinnett College (Region I), Our Lady of the Lake University (Region II), Oklahoma City University (Region III), Jessup University (Region IV), Central Methodist University (Region V) and University of the Cumberlands (Region VI) - are now eligible for the ATEC/NFCA NAIA National Coaching Staff of the Year award, which will be announced on June 12.

All six programs won their respective Opening Round pods and qualified for 2024 NAIA Softball World Series at the South Commons Complex in Columbus, Ga.

Regional (respective region only) and National Coaching Staffs of the Year are voted on by member head coaches.

Region II – Our Lady of the Lake

Head Coach: Bruce Lenington
Assistant Coaches: Jody Armijo, Gilbert Alvarado
Student Assistant: Rebecca Duran
Pitching Assistant: Katrisha Arocha

Second straight coaching staff recognition … No. 1 ranked program all season and earned top overall seed at NAIA Softball World Series … Posted an undefeated 24-0 mark to win the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) regular season title … Recorded a 45-game winning streak that was snapped in RRAC Conference Tournament … As hosts, OLLU swept through the NAIA Opening Round … Lenington named RRAC Coach of the Year … Second consecutive 50-win season, setting another single-season win mark which is currently at 56 (56-3) … OLLU has not allowed a run through first five games of the NAIA postseason (35 innings). They gave up three against University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma on May 28 in their 4-3 win to advance to the NAIA World Series Championships… Lenington's career record is190-56.