WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Concordia College has tapped a familiar face to take over as the head coach of the softball team.
Concordia’s Director of Athletics Kathy Laoutaris announced Monday that alum Jaime Lorenzo - Class of 2011 - has been promoted from assistant to head coach of the college’s softball team.
An Eastchester native, Lorenzo was a graduate assistant coach in 2012 before being elevated to assistant coach, where she served for several years before her latest appointment. She played for the Clippers under Laoutaris for four years before she left her position of 23 years to focus as the school’s Director of Athletics.
Lorenzo cited her experiences as a player under the AD as some of the reasons she is more prepared to take over as head coach.
“I want to thank Kathy for this wonderful opportunity,” she said in a statement. “Kathy has taught me so much over the past nine years to be a better student, player, coach and person.”
According to Concordia, as a player, Lorenzo hit .383 in her career, which is the second-best in the softball program’s history. Her .522 slugging percentage still ranks as the school’s third best. She has also scored the most runs in program history and is ranked in the top five in more than a dozen offensive categories dating back to 1994.
As a player, Lorenzo earned Central Athletic Collegiate Conference All-Tournament Team honors in 2010 and 2011. She was named to the all-CACC second-team in 2010.
“As a player Jaime led by example and as an assistant coach, she’s given the girls endless hours and dedication both on and off the field,” Laoutaris said “I have had the honor of watching her grow into a remarkable young lady. She is a great role model for our student-athletes and it is a privilege to hand the softball program over to such an extraordinary and talented coach.
“I know the players are in great hands and Jaime will be able to take Concordia softball to the next level. I look forward watching Jaime and the program grow.”