Centenary Coach Playing Well for New England Riptide
Thursday, July 17, 2008

SHREVEPORT—Centenary Assistant Softball Coach Lyndsey Angus is having her typical summer. She spends almost nine months of the year assisting Head Coach Mark Montgomery in all facets of the Ladies softball program, but then, just as the school year ends and the temperature begins to rise, Angus slips off to her second job as the starting first baseman for the New England Riptide of the National Pro Fastpitch softball league (NPF).


Angus will begin her third season on the Centenary staff in August, but is already in her fifth season with the Riptide. She is currently tied for second in the league with a .355 batting average and a .540 on-base percentage after going 2-for-2 with a homerun and three RBI in a big win over the Akron Racers. She also sits in the top 15 in RBI.


Success in the NPF is nothing new to Angus who was named the National Pro Fastpitch Player of the Year in 2006 after batting .345 with 23 RBI and three home runs. She was instrumental in helping the Riptide win the league championship that season, capping it off by scoring the winning run in extra innings in the semifinals.


With Angus posting such lofty offensive numbers in the NPF and having been a three-time SEC All-Conference performer at Kentucky with a .360 career batting average, it’s no surprise that Angus is the hitting coach at Centenary. Under her guidance, the Ladies offense has flourished and has become one of the most productive in The Summit League. 


“What’s so amazing about Lyndsey is not only that she can hit at such a high level, but that she teaches hitting at that same high level,” said Montgomery. “She brings so much to Centenary and we are so very fortunate to have her on our staff. I’m not even sure she realizes how instrumental she is in all facets of our program. She is not only a great assistant, but a great friend.”


Angus will finish her season with the Riptide in late August and will return to Centenary in time for the first day of classes on August 25th.