Notre Dame Baseball vs Michigan State on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
AT NOTRE DAME: One-year monogram winner ... steady personality and player that sports outstanding defense at shortstop ... has impressive arm strength ... needs to continue working on offense ... carried a 3.137 GPA heading into the 2014 spring semester.
HONORS & AWARDS: BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2013)
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Started all 58 games at shortstop during first season with the Irish ... joined senior second baseman Frank DeSico as the only Notre Dame players to start every game in the field in 2013 ... fielded at a .949 rate in first campaign (78 PO, 181 A, 14 E) ... batted .246 with nine doubles, two triples, 20 RBI and 20 runs scored ... posted a .282 clip with nine RBI and 11 runs scored in 24 BIG EAST starts ... season-high seven-game hitting streak was the fifth-most among Notre Dame hitters on the year ... reached on errors nine times and on fielder's choice plays six times ... fourth on the team with nine RBI ... went a perfect 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Irish debut against Florida Gulf Coast (Feb. 16) ... 2-for-5 with an RBI against Tennessee (Mar. 1) ... drove in a pair of runs and added his first career triple versus No. 10 Oklahoma (Mar. 10) ... chipped in a double and added a run at Cal Poly (Mar. 15) ... contributed two hits and two RBI in the series finale at Cal Poly (Mar. 16) ... went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored against Villanova (Apr. 6) ... ripped three base hits with two RBI and scored two runs against Connecticut (Apr. 28) ... finished a home run shy of the cycle with a 4-for-5 with a career-high three RBI and a pair of runs at St. John's (May 12).
PREP & PERSONAL: Two-time all-state and three-time all-conference selection ... was a second team all-state selection as a junior ... senior year was named to both the ESPN all-state baseball team and the Perfect Game West Region All-American Team ... named the 2011 Baseball Northwest Tournament MVP as a junior ... selected to the 2011 Kansas City Royals Area Code Baseball Team ... helped Pendleton High School to three league championships ... earned three letters in baseball and also played two years of basketball ... valedictorian of class ... was an AP scholar and was on High Honor Roll ... participated in the National Honor Society ... full name is Lane Reyburn Richards ... born in Pendleton, Ore. ... son of Seven and Kim Richards ... has two younger sisters, Ellie and Lauren ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.