Position
Designated Player/outfield
Height
5'11
Class
Junior
Hometown
Lafayette, La.
Previous School
UL-Lafayette
B/T
R
High School
Comeaux HS

2006 Team Captain
2006 Easton Second-Team All-American
2006 First-Team All-Louisiana
2006 USA Softball Player of the Year Preseason Watch List
2005 Easton Second-Team All-American
2005 NFCA First-Team All-South Region
2005 First-Team All-Louisiana
2005 Louisiana Hitter of the Week (March 9)
2005 Purple & Gold Challenge MVP
2004 Easton Third-Team All-American
2004 NCAA Region 3 All-Tournament Team
2004 NFCA First-Team All-South Region
2004 Second-Team All-SEC
2004 First-Team All-Louisiana
2004 SEC Hitter of the Week (March 1)
2004 Louisiana Hitter of the Week (April 20)
2004 NFCA Leadoff Classic All-Tournament Team
2004 Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team

SENIOR SEASON (2006)
Played and started in 65 games … Named a second-team All-American by Easton … Named a first-team All-Louisiana selection … Ranked second in the SEC in walks, tied for eighth in hits and ranked ninth in on base percentage … Ranked third on the team in batting average … Led the team in walks with the second most walks in school history, one shy of the school record … Tied the LSU single game record with two home runs against Arkansas-Pine Bluff … Ranked second on the team with 19 multiple-hit games, including five three-hit games … Posted seven multiple-RBI games, including three four-RBI games … Recorded a season-best seven-game hitting streak, tied for the fourth best on the team … Knocked in the game-winning run on a walk-off single in extra innings at No. 10 Oklahoma … Concluded her career ranked in the top 10 in LSU history in batting average (second), on base percentage (third), walks (fifth), hits, (sixth), triples (t-ninth) and run scored (ninth) … Also ranks sixth in career multiple-hit games with 62.

JUNIOR SEASON (2005)
Played and started in all 54 games … Named a second-team All-American by Easton … Named a first-team All-South Region selection … Named the Louisiana Hitter of the Week on March 9 after hitting .545 with two doubles, a triple and a home run while leading LSU to the Purple & Gold Challenge championships … Named Most Valuable Player of the Purple & Gold Challenge … Tied for eighth in doubles in the SEC … Tied for eighth in hits and tied for fourth in doubles in the SEC in league games … Tied for the team lead in batting average, hitting .367 for the season … Tied for the team lead with 19 multiple-hit games, including seven three-hit games … Tied for the second-longest hitting streak on the team at eight games … Broke the LSU single-game record for hits with five against Mississippi State … Tied the Tiger single-game record for runs scored against Mississippi State … Knocked in what proved to be the game-winning runs on a three-RBI double against Indiana.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2004)
Played in all 69 games, starting 67 … Named a third-team All-American by Easton … Member of the NCAA Region 3 All-Tournament Team … Named a first-team All-South Region selection … A first-team All-Louisiana selection at designated player … Earned second-team All-SEC honors as a designated/utility player … Named the SEC Hitter of the Week on March 1 after hitting .435 in the NFCA Leadoff Classic with a double, a home run, six RBIs and six runs scored … Earned Louisiana Hitter of the Week honors on April 20 after hitting .636 against Ole Miss with a stolen base, an RBI and four runs scored … Member of the NFCA Leadoff Classic and Tiger Classic All-Tournament teams … Ranked fifth in the SEC in batting average, seventh in runs scored and eighth in total bases … Led the team in batting on the season, hitting for a .367 average … Tied for the fourth most single-season multiple-hit games with 24 … Had five, three-hit games on the season … Recorded the third-longest hitting streak in LSU history at 13 games … Tied the LSU single-game record for walks twice with three (vs. Georgia and Ole Miss) … Knocked in the game-winning run on a walk-off single in the 10th inning against No. 15 South Carolina … Ranked third on the team in hits and runs scored and fourth in RBIs … Against Nicholls State, recorded a season-best five RBIs … Recorded her first of four home runs on the season against Florida Atlantic … Went 1-0 in one appearance in the circle.

FRESHMAN SEASON (UL-Lafayette, 2003)
Played in 55 games, starting 50 … Helped the Lady Cajuns as they made a trip to the Women’s College World Series … Batted .248, ranking sixth on the team … Recorded two doubles, a triple and three home runs on the season with 17 RBIs … Knocked in the game-winning run in a 2-1 win over Western Kentucky in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament … Went 6-for-10 with three runs scored and four RBIs in four-game conference sweep of New Mexico State … Recorded an RBI double in 2-0 win over nationally ranked Alabama.

HIGH SCHOOL
Helped Comeaux High School to two district championships and two state runner-up finishes … Named the Class 5A state Most Valuable Player twice … Selected the district MVP twice … A first-team all-state and All-Acadiana selection twice … As a member of the Louisiana Gold summer league team, was a first-team All-American.

PERSONAL
Full name is Lauren Elizabeth Castle … Parents are Beth and Prent Castle … Has two brothers, Chip and Walker … Majoring in general studies … Born on Dec. 30, 1983, in Vicksburg, Miss.

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