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LSUE to adjust to NJCAA changes

The National Junior College Athletic Association announced it is moving all sports to the spring semester which will affect LSU Eunice’s six NJCAA sports – men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and softball.
Men’s and women’s soccer will shift its regular season to the spring with practice starting on March 15, 2021.
A maximum of 14 games will begin play on April 2, 2021 with all regular season, region and district championships completed by May 24.
The soccer championships will begin on June 2.

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From a Bobcat to a Cougar

The road to a Division I baseball program has been filled with twists and turns for former Eunice High All-State catcher Joshua Youngblood.
Youngblood originally signed with Nicholls State University but never joined the Colonels baseball team.
He then went to LSU Alexandria before moving to Angelina College.
“It didn’t work out financially for me to go to Nicholls so I went to LSUA my first year out of high school.”
Youngblood’s time in the Generals line-up was limited to the fall schedule and eight games in the spring of 2019 before injuring his elbow.

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LSUE to hold summer camps

Even with the social distancing restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, LSU Eunice baseball and softball coaches will hold summer camps.
LSUE head baseball coach Jeff Willis and his staff will conduct two camps: July 13-17 and July 27-31.
“We can’t wait to see the kids,” Willis said of his 18th year of the camps.
“Our camp season has always been one of the most enjoyable times of our year,” he said. “To see the kids running around, learning the game that we love so much can’t really be put into words.”

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Lady Bengals build legacy with six titles

LSU Eunice built a national powerhouse in baseball and softball as the two teams captured 12 national titles including one every year since 2010.
The Bengal baseball program earned titles in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2018.
The Lady Bengal softball team won NJCAA Division II championships in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019.
“I really want to recognize my first two teams that didn’t win a national cahmpionship,” former LSUE head coach Andy Lee said. “They set a culture of excellence that every lady followed after.

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A decade to remember for LSUE

LSUE athletics won 12 national titles in 14 seasons including every year since 2010.
The Lady Bengal softball team won NJCAA Division II championships in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019.
The Bengal baseball program earned titles in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2018.
The Bengals’ sixth title set the new NJCAA Division II record, passing Grand Rapid’s five championships.

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