AT NOTRE DAME:Two-year monogram winner ... high-level shortstop with a plus arm … made a lot of progress at the plate … brings stable and mature approach to fielding … returning from right elbow surgery in April 2014 … sported a 3.198 GPA heading into the 2015 spring semester.
HONORS & AWARDS:BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2013) … ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Turned in another solid year at shortstop before surgery on right elbow ended season after 36 games … started every game he played in … hit .254 with eight doubles, a triple, 12 RBI, five walks and 11 runs scored … fielded at a .949 with nine errors in 177 chances … helped turn 31 double plays … went on an eight-game hitting streak from Feb. 21 – March 8 … totaled six multi-hit games … earned first multi-hit game of the year against Youngstown State (March 1) … crossed the plate twice to go along with two hits the following day against Appalachian State (March 2) … totaled two more hits to go along with a triple, two RBI, a walk and a run scored at Appalachian State just two weeks later (March 14) … had a season-high three RBI on two hits vs. Valparaiso (April 1) … recorded two hits – including a double - an RBI and a run scored at Michigan (April 9) … notched two hits – including a double - an RBI and a run scored versus Boston College (April 12) … totaled an RBI, run scored and hit by pitch in final game of season at Toledo (April 16) … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll … earned a monogram.
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 (March 1) ... drove in a pair of runs and added his first career triple versus No. 10 Oklahoma (March 10) ... chipped in a double and added a run at Cal Poly (March 15) ... contributed two hits and two RBI in the series finale at Cal Poly (March 16) ... went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored against Villanova (April 6) ... ripped three base hits with two RBI and scored two runs against Connecticut (April 28) ... finished a home run shy of the cycle at St. John’s (May 12), going 4-for-5 with a career-high three RBI and a pair of runs at St. John's (May 12) … earned a monogram.
PREP & PERSONAL:Graduated from Pendleton High School (Oregon) in the spring of 2012 … 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 ... 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, Oregon ... son of Steven and Kim Richards ... has two younger sisters, Ellie and Lauren ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in finance.
**Career Stats Attached Above As PDF (As Of May 17, 2014)**