COLLEGE SHOWCASE: Kaylee Ancelot firing on all cylinders for Lamar Lady Cardinals

Published 12:01 am Thursday, April 7, 2022

BEAUMONT – It’s been a great softball ride for former Orangefield standout Kaylee Ancelot, as the senior Lamar Lady Cardinals star is paying dividends.

She is helping Lamar University compete down the stretch in the Western Athletic Conference.

The standout infielder has started all 29 Lady Cardinals games thus far and has been strong at the plate.

Ancelot currently ranks second on the squad in battling average at .293. She leads the team in On-base plus slugging percentage at .906. That’s the sum of a player’s on-base percentage and slugging percentage. It’s the ability of a player to get on base and hit for power, two important offensive skills.

She’s tied for the home run lead with four and is second on the team with 18 runs batted in. She also leads the team in walks with 16, five more than any other teammate.

Ancelot played for Angelina Junior College (2018-2020) and was a key cog in Angelina’s run to the NJCAA Division I national runnerup finish.

She made the 2019 NJCAA World Series All-Tournament Team. She was also a NFCA NJCAA Division I First Team All-Region selection and made the 2019 NCFA All-America Third Team.

In high school, she was a four-year varsity standout for the Lady Bobcats. She was named the 2018 All-District Offensive MVP and was a four-time All-Orange Leader Team selection.