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7 Alex Lovelace
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B/T: L/R
Height: 5-7
Class: SR
Position: OF
Major: Finance
Hometown: Greenwood, IN
Previous School: Greenwood Community

2016 at Taylor: Played in all 55 of TU’s games, starting in all but one, primarily in center field…Ranked second on the team with a .361 batting average…Led the team in hits (66), runs (42), stolen bases (13) and doubles (11), while finishing third on the squad with 30 RBIs…Among Crossroads League players, ranked seventh in runs scored, 10th in stolen bases and 11th in hits…Posted a .503 slugging percentage…Collected 92 total bases, second-most on the team…Owned the third-highest on-base percentage for the Trojans (.419)…Tallied 24 multi-hit games on the season, including three games with three hits…Went 3-for-5 and scored two runs against Goshen on April 7…Posted a .957 fielding percentage, registering 53 putouts and 13 assists on 69 chances…Set TU career records for most stolen bases, most walks, most hits and most runs…Earned All-Crossroads League recognition for the third-straight year…Awarded Crossroads League Gold Glove honor.

2015 at Taylor: Started all 52 games in center field in 2015 where she posted a 1.000 fielding percentage...Batted .448 on the season, which was the fourth-highest average in the Crossroads League...Ranked No. 6 in the NAIA in hits-per-game (1.577)...Improved her on-base percentage to .507 in her sophomore season to rank No. 6 in the Crossroads League…Possessed a slugging percentage of .546 and drove in 29 runs…Led TU with 22 walks and was effective on the base paths with 18 stolen bases…Had 14 extra-base hits on ten doubles and four triples…Her 82 hits for the season were the second-most amongst Crossroads League players and ranked No. 7 in the nation…Started the season with a 14-game hitting streak and also had an 11-game hitting stretch later in the season which coincided with Taylor’s 10-game winning streak from April 14 to April 24…Produced 27 multi-hit games and 11 games of three or more hits…Came around to score 50 runs for the Taylor cause, eighth-most in the Crossroads League...Named to the Crossroads League All-Tournament Team, helping lead Taylor to its second consecutive championship appearance by batting .400 with eight hits, six runs scored, and seven RBI in TU’s Crossroads League Tournament run...Capital One Academic All-District II First-Team…A two-time Crossroads League Player of the Week, First-Team All-Crossroads League performer, and National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Great Lakes Region First-Team selection.

2014 at Taylor: Played in all 59 games and started in 58 for the Trojans…Was named an NAIA Second Team All-American as a freshman…Joined fellow freshman Lauren Ehle as the first players in the history of the Taylor softball program to receive All-American recognition.…Garnered National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) First Team All-Region honors and was named the Crossroads League Player of the Year…Lovelace finished seventh in the nation in total hits (90), which was a Taylor single-season record…Also set the Taylor single-season record for runs scored (59), while placing second on the team with 49 RBIs…Batted to an average of .427 with 19 doubles, a triple and two home runs…Boasted an on-base percentage of .481, second-highest mark in the league, and a slugging percentage of .555…Had an incredible 30 games with two or more hits… Recorded two separate hitting streaks of 15 games and 14 games in a 30-game span from February 22 to April 8…Did not make an error in center field in 66 chances, earning a Crossroads League Golden Glove as the best defensive player at the position…Stole 25 bases in 27 attempts for the second most steals in the Crossroads League…Earned one Crossroads League Player of the Week honor (Feb. 24- Mar. 2) on the season…Taylor finished 42-17 overall for the most wins in program history for a season, highlighted by a Crossroads League regular season and tournament title and the program’s first win in the NAIA National Tournament, a 4-3 victory in extra-innings over Georgetown (Ky.)…Lovelace went 3-4 with an RBI in the momentous win to cap off an excellent freshman campaign.

 Prep: Lovelace is from Greenwood, Indiana and attended both Center Grove High School and Greenwood Community High School, lettering two years in softball.

Personal: Daughter of Steve and Lora Lovelace…Majoring in finance at Taylor.

Statistics:
FieldingGPGSCPOAEPBCISBAF %
2013-1459586658800001.000
2014-1552527471300001.000
2015-16555469531330000.957
2016-1749494538430000.933
Totals:215213254220286000.976
HittingGPGSABHR2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBSFSHHBPBAOBPSLG
2013-14595821190591912492216251110.4270.4810.555
2014-15525218382501040292221180200.4480.5070.546
2015-16555418366421133301911131500.3610.4190.503
2016-17494917371491421221318122310.4100.4500.532
Totals:215213750309200541061307666684112.412.465.535
 
2017 Softball Roster
Roster for 2017 Softball Team
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.HometownPrevious School
1Hannah RobbinsSRP/1BR/R5-8Woodburn, INWoodlan
2Hannah SimmonsSOOFL/R5-2Hartford City, INBlackford
3Andi StewartSO2B/OFL/R5-1Franklin, INWhiteland Community
4Abby SmithSOUTI/CL/R5-7Bourbonnais, ILBradley-Bourbonnais
5Courtney MoriartySOP/OFR/R5-7Greenwood, INCenter Grove
6Lyndsey CornellFROFL/R5-3Vinton, IAVinton-Shellsburg
7Alex LovelaceSROFL/R5-7Greenwood, INGreenwood Community
8Erin CozadFR1B/OFR/R5-10Elko, MNLakeville South
10Davis CarterJRC/1BR/R5-9Greenwood, INGreenwood Community
11Briley SpencerSR1B/CR/R5-10Bloomington, ILTremont
12Lauren EhleSRC/3BR/R5-5New Haven, INWoodlan
13Paige WilsonFR1B/PR/L5-6Greenwood, INGreenwood Community
14Hannah CastorSOOF/2BR/R5-6North Vernon, INJennings County
15Morgan AllisonSROFR/R5-10South Bend, INRiley
17Blakelee SteebFRP/INFR/R5-4Indianapolis, INLutheran
18Cassie KuizinJRSSR/R5-4Springfield, ILSacred-Heart Griffin
19Cassidy DrabekFRPR/R5-9Lockport, ILLockport Township
20Jessie BrittSR3BR/R5-7Indianapolis, INBen Davis
21Anna GundersonSR2B/OFR/R5-3Greenwood, INCenter Grove
22Olivia HostetlerSOOFL/R5-6Woodburn, INWoodlan
23Justice CarmichaelSOOFR/R5-5Indianapolis, INScecina
24Maddie CornellSRPR/R5-6Vinton, IAVinton-Shellsburg
27Taylor WilsonFR3B/OFR/R5-9Indianapolis, INFranklin Central
28Dani WyseFRP/1BR/R5-9Indianapolis, INFranklin Central
32Jen MorganFRSS/2BR/R5-3Spencer, INOwen Valley
33Olivia WinnFR3B/CR/R5-2Elwood, INTipton
34Karissa CrisenberyFROFR/R5-7West Unity, OHHilltop
36Emily ThompsonFROFL/R5-3Muncie, INDelta
74Taylor KoeglerFR3B/OFR/R5-2Kendallville, INEast Noble
 
 
SOFTBALL
Record: 39-18 Home: 17-2 Away: 21-11 Neutral: 1-5 Crossroads: 27-7