Athletics

HomeTeam 25: Softball rankings

Posted on: March 28th, 2017

Original Article by: Bob Putnam, Times Staff Writer 1. Academy at the Lakes (10-0) This week: Tuesday at Bishop McLaughlin; Wednesday vs. Buffalo Grove (at Madeira Beach Softball Complex) Scoop: The Wildcats, ranked No. 1 in the Class 2A state poll, are the only undefeated team left in the bay area. In its only game […]


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Athlete of the Week: Academy at the Lakes Lexi Kilfoyl

Posted on: March 23rd, 2017

Original Article by By Katherine Smith, Spectrum Sports Academy at the Lakes pitcher Lexi Kilfoyl literally stands out on a softball field. First her 6-foot-2 frame gets you. Then her speed. With every pitch Kilfoyl is thinking one thing. “I just try to pitch to the best of my ability and make myself look good,” […]


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Pitcher, coach bring success to Academy of the Lakes

Posted on: March 22nd, 2017

Original Article by By Andy Villamarzo, Times Correspondent LAND O’LAKES — Academy at the Lakes has started to see success from many of its sports programs, namely football, basketball, and softball. One area the Wildcats haven’t been especially strong in is baseball, but the culture has started to change under the direction of coach John […]


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Darin Kilfoyl ’17, St. John’s River State College Commit, Pitches No-Hitter

Posted on: March 8th, 2017

Darin Kilfoyl ’17 pitched one of the best high school baseball games Coach John DiBenedetto had ever seen. On Monday, March 6 Darin pitched a no-hitter versus Keswick Christian, throwing 7 innings with 15 strikeouts for a 1-0 AATL win. He will continue his stellar baseball career next year at St. John’s River State College […]


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Softball: Academy at the Lakes 4, Canterbury 1

Posted on: March 8th, 2017

Original Article By: Bob Putnam ST. PETERSBURG — Alexis Kilfoyl is always competing with her older brother Darin, especially when it comes to pitching. The Academy at the Lakes aces — Alexis in softball, Darin in baseball — constantly set goals. They first zeroed in on the radar gun this season. Darin wanted to hit […]


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Bacon, FSU rout Boston College

Posted on: February 21st, 2017

Original Article by Times Staff SOFTBALL: USF infielder Lauren Evans, a former Academy at the Lakes star who hit .500 in five games this past weekend, was named American Athletic Conference player of the week. Read the full article here.


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Sophomore sensation Alexis Kilfoyl catches eye of USA Softball

Posted on: February 16th, 2017

Original Article by Bob Putnam, Times Staff Writer Diane Stephenson, hired in July as softball coach at Academy of the Lakes, kept hearing about a young pitcher she was about to inherit. Stephenson knows talent. She spent 16 years as the coach at Indiana University. Last month, she decided to check out her new ace […]


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Softball Hall of Famer Gayle Blevins Kicks Off Softball Season

Posted on: January 26th, 2017

The day after celebrating the first official day of softball practice with new Head coach Diane Stephenson, Academy at the Lakes softball players gathered on Tuesday, Jan. 24 to kick off the new season with an inspirational, educational, informative, and interactive talk with guest speaker Gayle Blevins, retired college softball coach and experienced public speaker. […]


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Alumni Reflection: CJ Lewandowski ’12

Posted on: January 26th, 2017

Words by CJ Lewandowski ’12 As a 2012 graduate, I was fortunate to experience some of the most influential years of Academy progress and witness a substantial change from School Spirit “back then” to what Academy School Spirit has now become. When I first came to Academy, everyone was proud. We were proud of the […]


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Lexi Kilfoyl ’19 Selected for 2017 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Training Team, Featured on Spectrum Sports

Posted on: January 11th, 2017

Academy at the Lakes’ sophomore Lexi Kilfoyl was one of only 24 athletes from around the country to be selected to join the 2017 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Training Team after a two-day selection process that took place in Clearwater, FL. AATL’s new Head Softball Coach Diane Stephenson watched her tryouts. “She did fantastic. […]


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