Christen Lachapelle Garnett, Softball, Class of 2008
A four-time All-Little East Conference selection at shortstop, including three first team nods (2004, 2006 and 2007), Christen Lachapelle Garnett helped Southern Maine to a record of 98-73-2 over four seasons and a mark of 32-24 in conference action, helping the Huskies to two post-season tournament berths.
The program’s leader in assists (280), Lachapelle was a standout defensive player who served as the team’s captain for three seasons (2005, 2006, 2007). The career leader in games played (169), and at bats (529), Lachapelle is third in doubles (35), and 15th in RBI (63), and was a career .342 hitter with 181 hits in 529 at bats. She was twice named to the NFCA All-Region third team (2006, 2007) selection, and was a NESCA second team selection in 2005.
A four-time William B. Wise Scholar Athlete, Lachapelle graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in History, while earning a certificate in coaching. Since her graduation, Lachapelle has stayed active in the athletic community coaching at Hall-Dale High School, in various capacities including freshman basketball coach, and head softball and field hockey coach. Lachapelle is also active in volunteerism and spent time in New Orlean’s Lower Ninth Ward, helping rebuild the cities’ homes after Hurricane Katrina.