ATLANTA, Ga. – In celebration of the 26th annual NCAA National Student-Athlete Day, the ASUN Conference is highlighting senior student-athletes from all nine of its member institutions. These individuals have left an incredible impact on their campuses through their hard work in competition, training, the classroom and in all aspects of collegiate athletics.
The seniors selected by Jacksonville were Lillie Miller (Lacrosse) & Angel Camacho (Baseball).
Lillie Miller (Lacrosse)
Q1: How do you feel you have most impacted your college campus during your time there?
- I strive to always lead by example whether it be in the classroom, on the field, or even when I am at other campus activities. I have demonstrated that hard work pays off and that when you hold yourself to a high standard, you are capable of great success. I strive to show others that even being a student-athlete, you can still be extremely successful at both academics and sport.
Q2: What has been your favorite moment during your time on campus?
- My favorite moment at JU has been winning two ASUN Championships, here at our home field. There is no better feeling than accomplishing a goal with your teammates and coaches and having so many family and friends be on the sidelines supporting you. Championship games are the time where we get to show everyone what we have worked so hard for all season long.
Q3: What other individuals have helped you along the way in college whether it be teammates, coaches, professors or others?
- My coaches, Mindy and Paul McCord, have played a large role in helping me grow and mature through my years at JU. They are two incredible individuals who not only care about myself as a player and my success on the field, but who care about the woman off the field that I am becoming. The core values that they teach and hold their players accountable to have prepared me to be the best person I can be. My teammates have been my biggest support system. We all go through the tough times and the great times together and they are always there to support me and love me. My teammates elevate me and hold me to a high standard which pushes me to work hard and be the best I can be. My teammates also hold me accountable which has contributed my personal and our team success.
Q4: How have you grown during your time on campus?
- I have become a completely different person in the best way possible from my years on campus at JU. Coming to college, I was shy, dependent on others, and was not much of a vocal leader. My time on campus has made me become independent. I have become great at managing my time, setting my priorities, and being responsible. I have also grown in my leadership. I am a two-time captain which has forced me to grow as a leader, not just by example, but vocally. I am confident to lead a group of people and to stand for what I believe is right.
Angel Camacho (Baseball)
Senior - Jacksonville, Fla. - First/Third Baseman - Kinesiology
Angel Camacho has been a standout piece of Jacksonville’s baseball program over the last three seasons. The Jacksonville native has been part of three consecutive winning seasons, an ASUN Regular Season Title and an NCAA Regional at large berth in 2018. Camacho was a First Team All-Conference member a season ago, after leading the league in RBIs with 58. He was also named to the Gainesville Regional All-Tournament team, as he recorded four hits, two walks and two RBIs in three games in the NCAA Tournament. Off the field, Camacho is a two-time member of the ASUN All-Academic Team.
This season, Camacho has continued to rake as he ranks second in the ASUN in average with a mark of .379. He also leads the league in homers with eight homers. The Dolphins currently sit with a 20-12 record and sport the league’s highest RPI at 55 with wins against Florida State, UCF, USF as well as series victories vs. Lipscomb & NJIT.