Jackson Lourie, a key member of the Lions' 2013 AA State Championship team, was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 24th Round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft. The 6'3", 190-pound senior right-handed pitcher and infielder at Rhodes College, posted a 1-2 record, with four saves, pitching in relief for the Lynx.
At Lovett, Lourie set a school record for triples in a season, was selected for the Tyler Cross Most Valuable Teammate Award, as well as being a recipient of the Vince Dooley Athletic Award. At Rhodes, he was an all conference selection as a sophomore.
Rhodes head coach and Athletics Director Jeff Cleanthes believes Jackson was one of the best competitors he has ever coached. "After Jackson hurt his left hand in the middle of his junior campaign, he came to me wanting to help the team in any fashion and at that point we started converting him to a pitcher. He has a bright future and we are thrilled for Jackson and his family to have this opportunity," said Cleanthes.