Lexie Elkins is starting off the 2016 softball season in a big way.
The senior catcher for the Ragin Cajuns racked up three awards after a stellar opening weekend. Elkins was named the NFCA National Player of the Week, ASA/USA Softball Player of the Week and Sun Belt Player of the week.
This comes after she went 10-for-15 at the plate with five home runs at the Sand Dollar Classic in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
“What Lexie has been able to accomplish, in terms of her performance when she does it, brings recognition – her home run power, incredible hand-eye, competitiveness and pitch recognition,” head coach Michael Lotief said in a University press release. “We get to be around her day in and day out and see another side of her. We see how she’s grown as a leader, how hard she works in preparing each day, how she’s a tireless leader and how humble she is every time the spotlight shines on her.”
The Cajuns Softball team is currently ranked 7th in country and will be taking on 6th ranked Oregon in three games during the 30th annuals Louisiana Classics.