Galvan, two others signed from Alvin CC

Pete Garcia, Alice Echo-News Journal

Former Alice Lady Coyotes softball slugger Kim Galvan was one of three Alvin Community College players who recently signed national letters of intent with the University of Houston-Victoria program.

University of Houston-Victoria head softball coach Keri Lambeth recently announced the signing of the three softball players. The other signees include outfielder Cayla Dluhos and infielder Jessica Salas. At Alvin, Galvan was an infielder,

Together, the three combined for 40 percent of the ACC offense in 2007.

Galvan, a 2005 graduate of Alice High School, can play first or third according to Lambeth and is expected to be a run producer for the Jaguars. In two seasons at ACC, Galvan batted .292 and drove in 58 runs. She hit 24 doubles, three triples and two home runs.

"Kim is as solid defensively as she is at the plate," Lambeth said. "The fact she can play both first and third gives us versatility and the ability to match up well with the opposition every game."

Dluhos, from Angleton, ranked second on the team in runs scored and RBI and was named to the all-conference team. Dluhos will be counted on to get things started for the Jaguars.

"Cayla will be a spark plug for the Jaguars and fit in nicely at the top of the lineup, Lambeth said. "She also brings a great defensive game to the field as well."

Dluhos had a .980 fielding percentage in 2007.

Jessica Salas played second at ACC but can also play the outfield.

Salas committed only fourerrors in 45 games in 2007 and stole 13 bases in 16 attempts, tops on the team in 2007. Salas is a native of Pasadena and played high school softball for Deer Park.

The Jaguars' inaugural NAIA softball season begins in February 2008.