softball

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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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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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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IU Inducts Hall of Fame Class of 2016

Posted on: November 1st, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University’s Athletics Hall of Fame added six new members Friday night with an induction ceremony inside the Henke Hall of Champions at Memorial Stadium. John Laskowski (Men’s Basketball, 1972-75), Harold Mauro (Administrator, 1983-2009, Football Coach, 1968, 1971-72, 1977-82; Football Player, 1964-1967) Sara Reiling-Hildebrand (Women’s Diving, 1999-2000, 2002-03), Albert Robinson (Men’s Track […]


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Academy at the Lakes Welcomes New Softball Coach

Posted on: July 27th, 2016

Academy at the Lakes has hired Diane Stephenson, former Indiana University Head Coach, as the new leader of its Varsity Softball team. Stephenson brings to the Wildcats 20 years NCAA Big Ten coaching experience, including 15 years at the helm of the Hoosiers (1987-2002). In 1996, she was named both Big Ten Coach of the […]


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Academy Softball Coach Jerry English Announces Retirement

Posted on: July 18th, 2016

Academy at the Lakes Varsity Softball Coach Jerry English, who has been a fixture in Tampa-area athletics for more than 40 years, has announced his retirement. English, who led the Wildcats’ softball team for five years, compiled a 64-25 record in his time at the school. His Academy at the Lakes teams won four district […]


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Middle Division Softball Team Caps Perfect Season with Championship

Posted on: May 9th, 2016

Academy at the Lakes’ Middle Division Softball team completed an undefeated 10-0 season with a 6-3 West Coast League Championship game victory over Berkeley Prep on Thursday, May 5 at the Land O’ Lakes Recreation Center. The team, led by Head Coach Marla Oliver, reached the championship game with a 5-2 semifinal win earlier in […]


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