Friends, colleagues, student-athletes and family members gathered Tuesday, Aug. 28, to honor Coach Ken Delcambre, who retired Aug. 31 after 20 years and more than 700 wins as Whitecaps head softball coach and athletic director at Galveston College.
Coach Del, as he is known by players, friends and colleagues, spent a total of 35 years in coaching, including several years as assistant softball coach at Alvin Community College before joining Galveston College in 1998 to lead the school’s brand-new softball program.
Since that time, he has coached numerous National Junior College Athletic Association Region XIV champions. His Whitecaps have had two National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship appearances, and he has coached 10 NJCAA All-Americans, four NJCAA All-Americans and three Olympians. His coaching staff also was named NFCA Regional Coaching Staff of the Year.
Above, Coach Delcambre is joined by coaches and umpires from the Region 14 of the National Junior College Athletic Association.
Below (left), Coach Delcambre and his wife, Barbara, visit with guests at the reception. Below (right), Coach Delcambre and Christa Hartnett, who assumed the position of head softball coach and athletic director on Sept. 1, take time for a photo.
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Galveston College clinched a trip to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Softball Championship tournament on Sunday afternoon by defeating No. 5 nationally ranked Tyler Junior College in day 3 of the Region XIV Softball Tournament hosted by Lamar State College Port Arthur.
Galveston and Tyler worked their way through the winner’s bracket of the four-day tourney, meeting Sunday afternoon to determine who would punch a ticket to Utah and the national tournament later this month. Galveston came away with the 6-5 decision.
Monday’s championship game featuring Galveston and Tyler was halted in the second inning after an injury on the field.
Region XIV officials and the NJCAA have declared the game a no-contest since both teams have qualified for nationals. Galveston is the XIV champion; Tyler is the runner-up.
The NJCAA Division I Softball Championship is set for May 16-19 at Canyons Complex in St. George, Utah.
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Six Whitecaps softball players have been named to the 2018 NJCAA Region XIV South Zone first and second all-conference teams.
The Whitecaps landed five players on the first team and one player on the second team. Ashley Kriesel, a sophomore from Houston, was named Region XIV South Zone Pitcher of the Year. First team selections included Kriesel; Alyssa Martinez, shortstop; Kirsten Shaw, first base; Alexandria Lewis, second base; and Kayla Kerr, DP/UT. Outfielder Anahi Hoover was named to the second team.
The Whitecaps softball coaches attended a coaches meeting at San Jacinto College on Tuesday, May 1, for the all-conference team selections. The Galveston College Whitecaps softball team has qualified for the NJCAA Region XIV Tournament to be held at the Lamar State College Port Arthur field in Port Arthur, Texas. The Whitecaps secured the South Zone #1 seed with a conference record of 20 wins and only four losses. The team’s first game is Friday, May 4, against the East Zone #4 seed, Angelina College. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. Live video broadcast will be aired at www.coopersports.net.Read More
Because of a forecast of inclement weather, the Galveston College Whitecaps baseball team will play Brookhaven College in its season opener on Friday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m. in a single nine-inning game at Bernard Davis Field located at 83rd Street and Frank Giusti Drive, Galveston, Texas.
The previously scheduled matchup with Temple College will be a doubleheader on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. featuring two seven-inning games.
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On Thursday, Oct. 26, our Galveston Whitecaps Baseball Team participated in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. Walkers, wearing red high heeled shoes, started at Pleasure Pier and made their way down Seawall Boulevard. The event which raises awareness and supports victims of domestic violence, drew in over 200 participants.
Photo Credit: Scott Edwards