Friday, May 20, 2011

MVP, Oh Yeah!

Last night was TPA's spring sports ceremony, and can you guess who got high school MVP for softball?

We were so surprised, and Alexa was honored to be chosen for this recognition. Her team had a great season, turning their record around from 5-12 last year {their first year moving up to 2A} to 12-6 this season, ranking them 2nd in our region and 11th heading into state. They even made it two games into the state tournament, losing their last game 11-10.

They have all worked so hard, their school's motto "work works" is so true for them. When you attend a school focused on academics, housed in an old church, with no fields, no gym, no facilities at all, you really have to work hard as a team. They practice at a public park and have no "home field" for home games. These girls are amazing, as are their coaches. 5 of our girls {including Alexa} were voted into first team all region, and our head coach got coach of the year. The Arizona Republic wrote a fabulous article about them for these reasons. Work works!

Coach Byant had some really nice things to say about why they chose Alexa for MVP, citing her dedication, hard work and improvement, leadership, positive attitude, and not least her great stats. She was in the top 3 players for her stats (batting averages, RBIs, etc.).

{Alexa with her MVP award and all region award}

I am so {irrationally brimming with tears}proud of this girl!

7 comments:

Jamie said...

Woohoo - that is awesome - congrats!

angieinpink said...

that's a serious "homerun" moment for a mom. haha, get it, homerun moment. :) jk. so happy for you & her. what an accomplishment. ♥

Julie said...

Way to go, Alexa!!

Amber said...
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Amber said...

Congrats Alexa! That is awesome news!

Antonia Krajicek {Green Horned Unicorn} said...

I can't even imagine what a proud mom you must be! Congrats to Alexa!! :)

Melissa Jones said...

Awesome, and yeah, i would be brimming with tears proud as well... you rock!!