Iowa Lakes Community College Head Coach Katie Larson announced the signing of Lexus Gorospe to the 2018-2019 recruiting class. Lexus is the daughter of Gary Gorospe and Amber Gorospe and played for the Baltic High School Bulldogs.
"We are very excited to welcome Lexus and her family to our Laker softball program. Lexus is a young woman that is very determined in everything that she does. Her work ethic, passion for the game, and desire to be the best will lead her to be very successful at Iowa Lakes." Commented Larson.
As a shortstop, Gorospe held a .913 fielding percentage. She compiled a very impressive .571 batting average and a .643 on-base percentage. For Lexus' hard work, she was selected to the All-State team in 2016 and 2017 and was awarded Best Defensive Player.
Lexus was a very well-rounded high school student. She was a State Runner-Up in Powerlifting in 2017 and also lettered in track and volleyball. Academically, she received a varsity letter for three years, received the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate: Gold Standard, and was named to the Volleyball Academic All-State team. In band, Lexus received a Solo Ensemble Superior rating in 2014 and 2015 and a Solo Ensemble Excellent rating in 2017. In Art, she was runner-up at the Augustana Art Contest and was the winner of the Halloween Pumpkin contest and Arbor Day poster contest.
"As you can see, Lexus is a very well-rounded young lady. She works hard to excel at everything she puts her mind to. This will be a positive addition to our team. Athletically, Lexus is a dynamic player that can play multiple positions. She comes in as a shortstop, but will also be seeing innings in the outfield and in the circle. At the plate, Lexus will provide us with so many different looks. Her ability to change her slaps from the left side, will make her a tough out. We are thrilled that Lexus decided to be a Laker and we cannot wait to watch her grow!" Said Larson.