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Coach Del, with friends and colleagues at his retirement

Coach Del retires after 20 years, 700+ wins

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.

For more highlights of the party, click here.

 

2018 Whitecaps Athletic Orientation

Galveston College welcomes new Whitecaps

Galveston College welcomed the new members of its Whitecaps softball and baseball teams and their family members to campus July 18 with a full-day athletic orientation in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing.

Athletic Director and Head Softball Coach Ken Delcambre said the 2018-19 class of freshmen and transfer students had an opportunity to hear from college staff members, tour the campus, meet with advisers, and get to know their coaches and team members during the orientation.

Pictured: Above, Dr. Myles Shelton, Galveston College president, welcomes the student-athletes to Galveston College. Below, Assistant Softball Coach Christa Hartnett, Head Baseball Coach Chris Joblin and Assistant Baseball Coach Kevin Lallman greet athletes at the orientation, which is designed to provide important information about college/student services and student-athlete responsibilities.

Whitecaps baseball team heading to NJCAA regional tournament

A hard-fought 7-6 walk-off victory over Wharton County Junior College on Friday, May 4, sent the Galveston College Whitecaps baseball team to the 2018 NJCAA Region XIV Baseball Tournament.

The Whitecaps (21-33) secured the South Zone #4 seed and will face off against the East Zone #1 seed, Navarro College (35-20), in game four of the tournament on Saturday, May 12, at 8 p.m. in Lufkin, Texas.

Games will be broadcast online at http://tsrnsports.com/njcaa-baseball/.

 View the conference bracket here.

Whitecaps softball to compete in regional championship game

Galveston College clinched a trip to the NJCAA National Softball 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 earn a trip to Utah and the national tournament later this month. Galveston came away with the 6-5 decision.

Bossier Parish Community College will play Tyler Junior College at 10 a.m. today to earn the right to face the undefeated Galveston College Whitecaps for a chance at the regional tournament title. That game will take place at 12:30 p.m.

6 Whitecaps softball players named to 2018 NJCAA Region XIV South Zone all-conference teams

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.

Visit the tournament website or view the bracket.

Whitecaps softball qualifies for 2018 NJCAA Region XIV Tournament

The Galveston College Whitecaps softball team has qualified for the 2018 NJCAA Region XIV Tournament to be held at the Lamar State College Port Arthur’s Martin 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.

The tournament website is http://athletics.lamarpa.edu/NJCAARegion14SoftballTournament.aspx.

Live video broadcast will be aired at www.coopersports.net. 

Click here to view and download the bracket.

Galveston College Whitecaps to host Island Invitational softball tournament

Galveston College Whitecaps SoftballThe Galveston College Whitecaps softball team will host the 2018 Galveston College Island Invitational on Friday, February 2, and Saturday, February 3, beginning at 9 a.m. each day at Lassie League Field, 2506 83rd St., Galveston, Texas.

The Whitecaps will take on Odessa College at 9 a.m. on Friday at field 2 in the first round, which will feature teams from throughout Texas and the southern U.S.

Teams in the round-robin tournament also include Blinn College, Brenham; Chipola College, Marianna, Florida; Alvin Community College; Snead State Community College, Boaz, Alabama; San Jacinto College, Pasadena; Navarro College, Corsicana; University of Houston-Victoria; Seminole State College, Seminole, Oklahoma; Lamar State College Port Arthur;  and Kilgore College.

Now entering his 20th year at Galveston College, founding softball Head Coach and Athletic Director Ken Delcambre and his assistants have amassed over 700 wins in the past 19 years.

Coach Delcambre has coached 10 NJCAA All-Americans and four NFCA All-Americans, and three of his former players represented their countries’ national teams in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.

In 2002, Coach Delcambre and his staff were awarded with the NFCA Regional Coaching Staff of the Year award.

Coach Delcambre says he has high expectations for his team this year.

“The returning players have made great strides since joining the team last year, and the incoming freshmen have added speed, power and command to the well-balanced sophomore group,” he said. “I fully expect the team to make it to the regional tournament again this year, and I believe they are very capable of making a run for the national title.”

Galveston College competes as a member of the NJCAA and sponsors two intercollegiate athletic teams, including softball and baseball.

For more information on Galveston College Athletics and the complete Whitecaps softball schedule, please visit the official website.

The complete 2018 Galveston College Island Invitational tournament schedule is as follows:

 

2018 Galveston College Island Invitational

Friday, February 2Field 1Field 2Field 3
9 a.m.Blinn vs. ChipolaGalveston vs. OdessaAlvin CC vs. Snead State
11 a.m.San Jac vs. NavarroUH-Victoria vs. Seminole StateLPSA vs. Kilgore
1 p.m.Blinn vs. OdessaGalveston vs. Snead StateAlvin CC vs. Navarro
3 p.m.San Jac vs. Seminole StateUH-Victoria vs. KilgoreLSPA vs. Chipola
5 p.m.Blinn vs. Snead StateGalveston vs. NavarroAlvin CC vs. Seminole State
Saturday, February 3Field 1Field 2Field 3
9 a.m.San Jac vs. KilgoreUH-Victoria vs. ChipolaLSPA vs. Odessa
11 a.m.Blinn vs. NavarroGalveston vs. Seminole StateAlvin CC vs. Kilgore
1 p.m.San Jac vs. ChiploaUH-Victoria vs. OdessaLSPA vs. Snead State
3 p.m.Blinn vs. Seminole StateGalveston vs. KilgoreAlvin CC vs. Chipola
5 p.m.San Jac vs. OdessaUH-Victoria vs. Snead StateLSPA vs. Navarro

 

 

Galveston College Whitecaps baseball announces schedule change

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.

For more information on Galveston College Athletics and the complete Whitecaps baseball schedule, please visit Whitecaps Athletics.

Galveston College Whitecaps baseball season opener is Friday, Jan. 26

Galveston College Whitecaps Baseball Pitcher and InfielderThe Galveston College Whitecaps baseball team will face off against Temple College in a 2 p.m. season opener Friday, Jan. 26, at Bernard Davis Field located at 83rd Street and Frank Giusti Drive, Galveston, Texas.

“We have an outstanding group of student-athletes this year. We are returning a handful of sophomores that should provide great leadership for the large group of very talented freshmen,” said six-year Head Coach Chris Joblin. “We have been working hard since August and are very excited about opening day coming soon. We look forward to another successful season on the field.”

The 2017 Whitecaps finished fifth at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XIV Tournament and had a 35-22 overall season record.

During the course of the last five years, the Whitecaps have sent 31 players on to NCAA Division 1 level play and had seven players drafted in the Major League Baseball draft and another player sign as a free agent.

Under Coach Joblin’s leadership, the Whitecaps have continued academic excellence with an impressive cumulative team grade-point average over 3.0 every year. Team members also volunteer at a number of community and non-profit events throughout the year.

This year’s 56-game regular season schedule includes dates against Brookhaven College, Seward County Junior College, Arkansas Baptist College, Northeast Texas Community College, Grayson County College, Alvin Community College, Blinn College, San Jacinto College, South Suburban College of Chicago, Illinois, Laredo Community College, Wharton County Junior College and Baton Rouge Community College.

Additional games may be added to the schedule. Updates will be posted to the online schedule at gc.edu.

The Region XIV tournament is set to be played May 11-15 in Lufkin, Texas. The winner of the district championship would advance to the NJCAA Division I World Series to be played in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Galveston College competes as a member of the NJCAA and sponsors two intercollegiate athletic teams, including baseball and softball.

For more information on Galveston College Athletics and the complete Whitecaps baseball schedule, please visit Whitecaps Athletics.

Three early signed commitments for Whitecaps Softball

Lambrick Park Secondary school crestThree softball players from Lambrick Park Secondary school in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – Ruby Ortlieb, Carmen Eilertsen, and Rachel Bobroske – have signed early commitment letters to the Galveston College Whitecaps Softball team.

There are not many schools in Canada that can boast that they’ve even sent one softball player to college, but Lambrick Park Secondary in Victoria saw six players sign the dotted line on early signing day.

Five of the six players signed on colleges down in the United States, while one will be heading over to the mainland to play for UBC.

“They’re the number one pick for every school they’re signing for,” Lambrick director Rocky Vitale said. “So to be a Canadian and to be a number one pick, overall the U.S. Players, it’s quite a credit for us.”

For the percentage that Canadian players make up of U.S. Collegiate softball, sending six players from one school, on the early signing day, is very impressive.

“We represent 0.5 per cent in college baseball and softball in the states, and for high school to go to college, it’s about 0.8 out of each high school,” Vitale says. “We’re sending six today, and we’ll have another ten by April.”

As Rocky mentioned, this is only the early signing deadline, more players will be committing to colleges once the new year rolls around.

Source: https://www.cheknews.ca/lambrick-park-sees-six-softball-players-sign-early-collegiate-commitments-389471/