About the Founder of LPG
Jake Luce (loo-chee) was a standout ballplayer at Allen High School and graduated back in 2007. He was a First Team All-District selection both his junior & senior years. Jake’s collegiate career began with Blinn College in Brenham, TX, where he signed a full-ride scholarship to play for the Buccaneers. Having to take a medical redshirt his first year, Jake the transferred from Blinn and went to play ball at Jefferson College on another full-ride scholarship from 2009-2010. In two full seasons, Jake finished with a career .349 batting average at Jefferson College, and helped lead the program to back-to-back conference titles.
Jake then transferred to Division I power Elon University (NC) on another baseball scholarship where he earned his first championship ring by helping the Phoenix win the Southern Conference championship in 2011. During the 2012 Southern Conference Tournament, Jake appeared on SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays of the Week and was featured on ESPN after making a diving grab in left-center field.
Jake graduated from Elon in 2012 and Majored in Media Broadcasting and Entertainment, with a focus in Broadcast/Journalism.
Jake has played parts of four seasons in Minor League Baseball. He signed as a free agent in August 2012 following his graduation. His most recent season, 2014, was undoubtedly the best year of his career. He earned his second championship ring by helping the Wichita Wingnuts (American Association) win the league title by hitting .341, which was good for a top-10 finish among those with at least 100 at-bats. Jake’s contract was purchased by the Baltimore Orioles in January of 2015, and he reported to Spring Training in March.
UPDATE: Jake’s 2015 season was cut short due to sustaining a major concussion after getting hit by a pitch. For now, Jake continues to develop his brand of being the Thought Leader on college recruiting, and he plans on holding Recruiting Workshops for parents & prospects in need of recruiting guidance.