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#8 Lacy Howard
  • Junior, 5-10, R/R
  • Outfield
  • League City, Texas (Clear Creek)
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Career Honors: SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll (2004)

As a Sophomore (2005): Made major improvements and shortened her swing to hit .283 from the Mississippi State series on, prior to that was only hitting .119 ... Recorded the first Gator run of the season vs. Florida Atlantic ... After the Sunshine State Kickoff, did not make another appearance until the Louisville Slugger Invitational due to a knee injury ... Recorded the game winning hit against San Diego State at the Long Beach State Tournament ... Tallied one run and one RBI during the SEC opening weekend series at Arkansas ... Recorded a season-high two hits in the series finale against South Carolina in Columbia ... Scored the winning run in the second game of the series against Mississippi State ... Hit first homerun of the season and recorded a career-high three RBI in the final game of the series against Auburn ... Recorded her first double of the season in the second game of the series against LSU ... Went 2-for-3 at the plate in the first game of the doubleheader against FSU ... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the first game of the series at Kentucky ... Went 2-for-4, hitting her second double of the season and scoring a run, in the second game at Kentucky

As a Freshman (2004): Played in 56 games and started 45 Primarily played center field Finished the season with a .196 batting average, a .336 slugging percentage and a .346 on base percentage One of three Gators with 10 or more stolen bases on the season ... Was only been caught stealing once (12-13) ... Went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks and three runs scored, including the game winning run, in her first game in the Orange and Blue ... Hit 1-for-2 with a home run against Missouri in the GRU Classic ... Scored the game winning run after reaching base on balls vs. Chattanooga ... Hit a perfect 2-for-2, including the game-winning hit, with two runs scored, a triple, a walk and a RBI against UCF ... Hit a perfect 5-for-5 in two games vs. Winthrop and Connecticut in the Cox Communications Classic ... Also scored two runs, had two RBI and stole two bases in those games ... Scored the game-winning run vs. Western Michigan ... Hit 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored in Florida's win at San Diego State ... Went 4-for-8 with five RBI, two doubles and was hit by a pitch in the series with Arkansas ... Her home run in the last game of the Auburn series was the game winning hit and run.

High School: Florida's first signee from Texas ... A graduate of Clear Creek High School Coached by Kara Cass First athlete from her high school to earn a division I softball scholarship ... Three-year all-county and all-district selection ... As a senior was captain of softball and basketball teams and voted Most Athletic by her classmates Recipient of Wildcat award ... Named in Who's Who Among High School Students Recorded 16 career homeruns as Clear Creek and 6 career homeruns with the Texas Storm Club team during the summer of 2002 to set records for both programs Reached the 2003 Nationals with the Texas Storm Honored as the Gatorade "Will to Win" Athlete, Class Favorite three straight years and Class Clown her senior year Received MVP honors from 2000-2001 Named 5A All-District for basketball in 2001-02A member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Key Club ... Played travel ball with Texas Storm Gold ... Coached by Larry Durham ... Team reached 18-and-under ASA Gold National Tournament in 2001, 2002 and 2003 ... Took first at the Gold National Qualifier in 2001

Howard Career Bests
AB - 4, six times; last at Kentucky, 5/08/05
R - 3 vs. Appalachian State, 2/6/04
H - 3 vs. Winthrop, 2/27/04
Streak - 6 games (5/3-5/12/05, .450, 9-for-20, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 SB)
RBI - 3 at Auburn, 4/27/05
2B - 1, six times; last at Kentucky, 5/07/05
HR - 1, four times; last at Auburn, 4/27/05
BB - 2, two times; last vs. Centenary, 2/22/04
SB - 2, two times; last vs. Winthrop, 2/27/04
PO - 5 at Alabama, 3/23/04
A - 1, five times; last at Kentucky, 5/08/05

Howard Career Stats
2004 .196 56-45 107 19 21 4 1 3 15 36 .336
2005 .189 39-31 90 8 17 2 0 1 7 22 .244
TOTAL .193 95-76 197 27 38 6 1 4 22 58 .294
2004 12 5 38 .304 1 0 12-13 36 1 3 .925
2005 5 0 25 .232 0 0 5-5 28 3 2 .939
TOTAL 17 5 63 .273 1 0 17-18 64 4 5 .932


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