UMES Softball inks four recruits for upcoming season
Photos from 2014 UMES Street Sweep featuring student-athletes
UMES Softball versus Delaware State University at Hawks Field (Photos by Lloydlee Heite)
UMES Softball versus Howard University at Lady Hawks Field (Photos by Lloydlee Heite)
UMES Softball versus the University of Maryland Baltimore-County (UMBC) at Lady Hawks Field (Photos by Lloydlee Heite)
2014 (Freshman): Took part in 42 contests (34 starts) ... finished second the club in triples (2) and stolen bases (13) ... went a perfect 13-13 in stolen bases-attempts ... crossed the plate 15 times over the season, finishing fourth on the team ... defensively, had a .965 fielding percentage, placing her fifth on the squad ... tallied a season-high two stolen bases in the home win over Howard University (March 22) ... tied a season-high with two stolen bases at Coppin State University (April 1) ... had a season-high three hits versus Norfolk State University (April 5) ... scored a season-high three times at Hampton University (April 19).
High School/Club: A four-year lettermen in softball and three-year lettermen in field hockey and basketball ... member of the Henlopen conference championship teams (2010 & 2013) ... member of the Laurel Senior High Southern Division Champions (2013) and Delaware State Champs (2013) ... set new school records in stolen bases, batting average, and fielding percentage (2013) ... Participated in the Delaware State Blue/Gold game (2013) ... selected to the All-State First Team (2013) ... named All-Conference First Team twice (2012-13) ... selected All-State second team in softball and field hockey (2012) ... Became the squad's full-time lead-off hitter (2011-13) ... All-Conference Second Team (2011) ... selected All-State Honorable Mention twice (2010 & 2011) ... member of the Laurel Little League ... won the 2011 Senior League Softball World Series ... member of the Senior League Delaware District 3 Champions (2011) ... went a perfect 7-0 in the Softball World Series.
Personal: Nickname is "Lex" ... Born July 3, 1995 in Seaford, DE inside Nanticoke Memorial Hospital ... Daughter of Leon & Christy West ... Alexis has two brothers, Leon (17) & Elijah (16), and one sister, Christonee (24) ... Major is Rehabilitation Services ... Pre-game routine/superstition is listening to music and not allowing the bats to cross in the game ... Plans to attend Physical Therapy Graduate Program and begin her career ... Best advice/favorite saying received is, "There's a place in the book for strikeouts and errors because they're going to happen. Don't let anything take you out of the game." ... Hobbies outside of sports are beach, singing, and spending time with family ... Personal best sports moment was winning the Little League World Series in 2011 and Delaware State Championship in 2013 ... Most influential person is her mother because of her endless support ... Personal best non-athletic accomplishment was completing high school and becoming the first person in her family to attend college ... Personal athletic goal is ending her career with a .300 batting average ... Personal athletic goals before graduating is winning a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Championship ... Alexis' most important thing to her is family.
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