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Karlie Carlson

It looks like Texas is where Garret Guillemette '20 belongs! The Texas Longhorns catcher and four-year starter for the Friars has been drafted in the 15th round by the Houston Astros. 

The 2022 World Series Champions took Guillemette as the 464th overall pick after an impressive college career in which he played two seasons at USC before transferring to Texas where he helped lead the Longhorns to the Super Regionals in 2023. 

While at Servite, Guillemette was a two-time All-Trinity League selection, hitting .258 in his career while tallying 54 RBIs in 99 games played. A sniper behind the plate, he also caught 40 runners stealing. 

Friars' Head Coach Shawn Gilbert shared, "I am so happy for Garret and his family and proud of all he's accomplished. He has made big strides since leaving Servite and has worked incredibly hard to earn this opportunity. It’s been fun watching his journey to professional baseball. I look forward to witnessing his continued growth as a player and a person as he rises in the ranks and works to have his dream become a reality."

From Servite, Guillemette went to play at USC where he was named to the All-PAC 12 team as a freshman making 44 starts and hitting .299. He then appeared in 50 games for the Trojans during his sophomore campaign hitting .286 with 16 extra base hits and a career-high four RBI game.

Following the coaching change in Los Angeles, Guillmette headed east to the Texas where he became a fan favorite and earned 1st Team All-Big 12 honors. As a junior, he hit .298 with 18 doubles and 11 home runs while pacing the squad in RBIs with 60. 

With his selection, Guillmette now becomes the 27th Servite Friar in school history to be drafted and the first since Michael Flynn '15 who was picked up by the Pirates organization in 2018. Professionally,