Wildcats in the press

Prep softball: Seacrest, Kruk shut out by Academy at the Lakes in 2A regional semifinal

Posted on: May 5th, 2017

Original Article By: Naples Daily News NEW TAMPA — The Academy at the Lakes softball team ended a record season for Seacrest Country Day with a dominating performance in Thursday’s Class 2A region semifinal. The Wildcats shut out the Stingrays 15-0 to set up a rematch with St. Petersburg-Canterbury in next Tuesday’s region final. AATL, […]


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Region softball: Academy at the Lakes 15, Naples Seacrest Country Day 0

Posted on: May 5th, 2017

Original article by Steve Lee, Times Correspondent NEW TAMPA — Academy at the Lakes ended a record season for Naples Seacrest Country Day with a dominant performance in Thursday’s Class 2A region semifinals. The Wildcats shut out the Stingrays 15-0 to set up a rematch with Canterbury in next Tuesday’s region final. AATL, which edged […]


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District softball: Academy at the Lakes 2, Canterbury 1

Posted on: April 27th, 2017

Original Article By Bob Putnam, Times Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG – Canterbury has been the standard bearer in softball at the small school level. The Crusaders have won 11 straight district titles and have been to the state semifinals eight of the past nine seasons. Academy at the Lakes is trying to get to that […]


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Academy at the Lakes Shuts Out Springstead to Remain Unbeaten

Posted on: April 11th, 2017

Original Article By Bob Putnam, Times Staff Writer TAMPA – Monday’s game between Springstead and Academy at the Lakes was billed as a pitchers’ duel, a classic matchup between a pair of Division I-A-bound aces. The Eagles’ Kama Woodall (N.C. State) and the Wildcats’ Alexis Kilfoyl (Alabama) did not disappoint. The two took turns racking […]


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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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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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