Coach HawkinsRaquel Hawkins

Softball Head Coach


Clarendon College is pleased to announce Raquel Hawkins as the new head Coach of the Clarendon College Lady Bulldog softball team.

As a native of Monahans, Texas, Coach Hawkins began her collegiate career at Western Texas College.  She was part of the first team to ever win a regional softball championship there, and advance to the NJCAA national tournament.  Hawkins was a First Team All-American and an Academic All-American among other honors during her tenure there, while receiving her Associate of Arts degree and graduating Magna Cum Laude.  She then received a scholarship to Lubbock Christian University to play softball in the program’s inaugural season.  LCU went on to win the NAIA national championship in the first year of the program’s existence, something that has never before been done.  Hawkins earned First Team All-American honors and was the Most Valuable Player of the 2008 NAIA National Tournament.   She was awarded a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology in December of 2009, finishing Cum Laude.  Hawkins completed her Masters of Science in Leadership degree at LCU in 2012.

Hawkins began her coaching career in 2009 at Texas Tech University as an Assistant Coach. The team and coaching staff were proud to boast the best record in school history and their second ever NCAA Regional tournament berth, losing to the eventual NCAA Division I third place finisher, the University of Hawaii.  Hawkins was then offered the Assistant Varsity Coach/ Junior Varsity Head Coach position at NAIA Lubbock Christian University for the 2010-2011 school year. The varsity team had a successful season, clinching the Sooner Athletic Conference Championship and finishing eighth at the NAIA National Tournament.  The team had four All-Americans honored.  Most recently during her second year at LCU (2011-2012), they finished with a 56-8 record and claimed the Sooner Athletic Conference championship.   Three All-Americans were honored, with one athlete claiming 2012 NAIA national player of the year.

Hawkins believes her passion for the game, knowledge, experience, and the relationships she has formed around the nation will help take this program to the next level.  Hawkins wants to recruit student-athletes that will show leadership and work ethic not only on the field, but in the classroom as well.  Hawkins says, “My goal is to prepare these young women to be successful leaders in their endeavors after softball. I know first-hand the importance of a quality education, and therefore I place a strong emphasis on academics with every team I am a part of”. 

Alejandra Rodriguez

Alejandra Rodriguez

Assistant Softball Coach


Alejandra played softball at Howard College for 2 years and was a member of the All-Conference team and All-Region team in 2006 and 2007.آ  Alejandra transferred to Lubbock Christian University and earned a bachelor's degree in Exercise Sports Science-Cum Laude.آ  She is also a member of Who's Who.

Alejandra played 3rd base for the 2008 NAIA National Champions while at LCU and was named to the All-Sooner Athletic Conference team in 2008 and 2009.آ  Alejandra was also named an All American in 2009.

While at LCU, she served as an assistant coach with the softball team.آ  Alejandra was born and raised in Andrews, TX.