ATLANTA, Ga. – Loyola University New Orleans catcher Steve Daigle, Jr. was honored by the Southern States Athletic Conference by being named to the Musco Lighting Champions of Character Team.
Daigle, a sophomore from Marrero, La., has been active in the community throughout his two years on the baseball team at Loyola. Both years he has worked with breast cancer research fund raising by volunteering at an awareness walk at City Park. He was also part of the organizing team for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s local events while at LU.
A management major at Loyola, Daigle has also been recognized for his work in the classroom. Daigle is a two-time recipient of Bronze Team honors at LU’s Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony for earning between a 3.0 and 3.5 grade point average in both 2009 and 2010.
On the field, Daigle is a powerful presence behind the plate. On the season, Daigle threw out 16 potential base stealers, recording an out in 31 percent of opponents’ attempts. He also had only three passed balls on the year in 31 games played. His .977 fielding percentage was second on the team among players with at least 20 games played.
Players recognized on the Champions of Character Team are considered to be outstanding examples of respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership and sportsmanship.
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