Lauret, a senior outfielder/catcher at Zion-Benton High School in Zion, Ill.,
has signed a letter of intent to continue both her athletic and academic
career at Saint Xavier University as a member of the Cougar softball
program. The Beach Park, Ill., native
will be a freshman at SXU in the fall of 2011 and will compete for playing time
either in the outfield or behind the plate during the 2012 season.
Lauret is the daughter of Kevin and Dawn Lauret of Beach
Park. She is currently coached by Rick
Rymer at Zion-Benton High School. Lauret
is looking to pursue a degree in biology starting next year at Saint Xavier
"Shannon is a five-tool player and I cannot wait to see her in an SXU uniform,"
said Saint Xavier University softball coach Myra Minuskin. "Very few
athletes can lead-off or hit fourth in a line-up, but Shannon has that
ability. She will play in our outfield
and also do some catching for our program."