Macias hails from Orange County, Calif., and has been with the Chaparrals and coach Tommy Ramos at Midland, Texas, for two seasons. The 5-foot-7 backstop was named WJCAC All-Conference and All-Region in her freshman season, hitting .400 with 10 home runs and 12 doubles. She was also named to the Texas JUCO Region V West All-Star team.
Macias is the daughter of Ernest and Danelle Macias and considered Cal State-Bakersfield before deciding on Lee. “I love the campus and what it has to offer,” said Macias. “The coaches and the girls are really great and I’m more than excited to be a Lady Flame.”
With the departure of senior catcher Nicole Rodriguez at the end of 2012, Russell should rely on Macias behind the plate though she can also play in the infield.
“I will play wherever Lee needs me,” added the new Lady Flame. “I want to win every game and to go all-out, 110-percent every game.”
Russell and the current Lady Flames will take to the road over the next three weeks, traveling to the NFCA Leadoff Classic in Panama City, Fla., the Gulf Coast Invitational in Orange Beach, Ala., and beginning Southern States Athletic Conference play with trips to Shorter, Southern Wesleyan, and Emmanuel.