Athlete of the Week: Academy at the Lakes Lexi Kilfoyl

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,” Kilfoyl said.

Kilfoyl looks more than good. The Academy at the Lakes sophomore isn’t just one of the top pitchers in the Bay Area. She’s one of the best in the nation.

Earlier this year, Kilfoyl was named to USA Softball’s junior women’s national training team.

“You’re taking a lady that’s pretty tall and she’s coming at you and she’s throwing the ball upwards of 68 mph, that’s pretty special,” Academy at the Lakes Coach Diane Stephenson said. “I mean, that puts you in a pretty elite category.”

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