Undefeated Jaguars hope to build off of last years historical season

UHV made it to the NAIA World Series for the first time in program history

VICTORIA, Texas — The UHV Jaguars softball team are on a roll and have won four straight.

The Jags are returning many of the athletes that were apart of the historic run, including senior second baseman Lauren Caka. She hopes to lead the team by being a positive source of energy and to be optimistic about any scenario that may appear in the season ahead. A few of her goals are to win the conference title and head back to the World Series.

“We’re going to take the momentum we had last year and ere going to build off of it this year. We have high standards for ourselves and were going to take that and just keep building off of that, said Caka. We always stay positive, always have fun, look at the brighter side of things and just keep going and just know that no one is going to take us down.”

Jaguars head coach Lindsey Ortiz has been apart of the UHV program since 2008. She took over as head coach in 2014. Last year she led the Jaguars to their first ever NAIA World Series birth. Ortiz knows how beneficial that experience is.

“Going there and experiencing that has made [the team] hungry to go back. You don’t want to just go there one time, said Ortiz. They know what it takes to get there, so they came with that energy and that’s what has got them to this point and that’s where it’ll take them if they keep working.”

Ortiz also said the team is fortunate enough to benefit by returning many of the players who now have deep playoff pedigree, by setting the tone at practices and creating a winning culture.
The Jags are undefeated and will play a double header Friday against Texas Southern University in Houston at 2:00 p.m.