Gator Sportshop
Gator Ticket Office

2006 Softball Roster

Lacy Howard


5' 10"
League City, Texas
Clear Creek

Career Honors: Southeastern Conference Freshman Honor Roll (2004)

Career Highlights: Had the best season of her career at the plate in 2006, improving for a .189 average in 2005 to a .283 in 2006, the second highest batting average among the Florida returners for 2007 … Had more hits, doubles, triples and RBI in 2006 than in the previous two seasons combined … Ranked in the top 20 in most career batting categories.

As a Junior (2006): Played in 68 games and started in 62 as a centerfielder and designated hitter … One of the most improved players of Florida's 2006 team … Recorded 14 multiple hit games and eight multiple RBI games on the season … Led the team with eight sacrifice hits … Had five game-winning hits and scored three game winning runs … Went 2-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI and a run scored against Longwood … Hit her first homerun of the season, a three run blast, against Hofstra … Scored the game winning run against Central Michigan …Went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI against Illinois…Had both game-winning hits against Southern Miss …Went 2-for-3 with three RBI, a triple, and the game winning hit in the second game against Central Michigan ... Scored the game-winning run in the first game against Iowa State in the Stetson Tournament ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in the final game of the series against Ole Miss, hitting the game winner ... Went 2-for-3 with home run, a walk, a run scored and an RBI in the 7-1 win over Mississippi State ... Went 2-for-3 with a double against Tennessee ... Went 2-for-4 against Georgia with two RBI ... Went 1-for-3 with an RBI and run scored, hit the game winning RBI ... Went 2-for-3 with a run scored against Kentucky ... Recorded a hit and a RBI in each game of the Bethune-Cookman doubleheader ... Went 2-for-3 in each of the first two games of the South Carolina series ... Went on a five game streak from the second game of the LSU series to the last game of the South Carolina series … hit the Gators only base hit in the NCAA Regional win over North Carolina with a double.

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 ... Only 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 2003 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 … 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 2001-02…A 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, 15 times, last vs. Georgia, 4/15/06
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, six times, last vs. Ole Miss, 3/19/06
2B – 2 vs. Longwood, 2/17/06
3B – 1, three times; last vs. Bethune-Cookman, 4/26/06
HR - 1, six times; last vs. Mississippi State, 4/1/06
BB - 2, three times; last vs. Kentucky, 4/22/06
SB - 2, two times; last vs. Winthrop, 2/27/04
PO - 5 at Alabama, 3/23/04
A - 1, six times; last vs. Auburn, 3/28/06

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
2006 .283 68-62 180 17 51 11 2 2 35 72 .400
TOTAL .236 163-138 377 44 89 17 3 6 57 130 .345
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
2006 14 2 49 .342 0 8 5-6 56 1 2 .947
TOTAL 31 7 112 .305 1 8 22-24 120 5 7 .947


Florida Athletics - A Championship Experience with Integrity - Vision Statement
  • University of Florida
  • NCAA
  • FOX Sports Sun / FOX Sports Florida
  • IMG
  • SEC Network

© 1998 - 2015 University Athletic Assoc., Inc., FOX Sports Sun & IMG College. All Rights Reserved.