On Friday, Delgado sophomore outfielder Daniel Lahare signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and athletic career at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Daniel was joined by family, friends, and teammates during his signing ceremony held in the Delgado Community College Student Life Center on the City Park Campus.
Daniel on today’s signing: “I’m very excited to be joining the Ragin’ Cajun family and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to be continuing my career with such an accomplished and elite baseball program. I’m looking forward to another great season with my friends and teammates at Delgado.”
This past spring, Daniel earned Second Team All-America accolades from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) after posting stellar offensive and defensive numbers throughout his freshman season. In 53 games, he posted a .385 batting average with 72 hits including 7 doubles, 9 triples, and 13 homeruns for a total of 52 RBIs and a .727 slugging percentage. Defensively in the outfield, he was responsible for 100 putouts with a .972 fielding percentage.
Delgado Head Coach Joe Scheuermann adds, “It’s always great to see our players advancing to the next level, both academically and athletically. To see a player of Daniel’s caliber in a position to advance to a nationally-recognized program like ULL’s is what we’re all about. Daniel has already been an asset to our program and we’re looking forward to another memorable season.”
Lahare, a native of Metairie, is a 2015 graduate of Brother Martin High School. He transferred to Delgado last fall from Southeastern University. He is a General Studies major.
He will join the Ragin’ Cajuns for the 2017-2018 academic year.