Get to know infielder CJ Parsons, outfielders Sydney Pencek, Lexi Valone
News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
The outfielder looks up to her mom, likes to draw and calls her game fundamental.
2014: Saw action in 25 games, starting five - four in left field and one in right field ... acted mostly as a pinch hitter or pinch runner ... batted .267 with four hits in 15 at-bats, including a double ... went 2-for-3 at the plate against Illinois ... tallied two perfect days at the plate ... scored three runs and drove in three RBI ... drove in two RBI with a pinch hit single against Michigan State ... drew two walks ... made good on all four defensive chances.
2013 (Bowling Green State): Played in 48 games, starting 34 in the outfield ... registered four hits, including a triple against IPFW ... first collegiate hit came in a 1-for-3 effort against Murray State ... drove in an RBI against Dayton ... scored four runs: one each vs. Campbell, Western Kentucky, Evansville and Ball State ... drew three walks and laid down two sacrifices ... stole one base ... recorded 27 putouts and three assists.
High School: A three-time All-South Suburban Conference honoree, earning the accolade each of her last three years ... garnered all-area acclaim as a senior ... posted a career batting average of .449 with 121 RBI ... registered a career slugging percentage or .745 and scored 94 runs ... hit a Lemont High School record 18 career home runs ... led team in batting average, steals, home runs and RBI as a rookie ... led team to regional appearances her sophomore and junior years ... a four-year honor roll member ... Homecoming Queen ... also lettered in cheerleading ... played travel ball for the Lemont Rockers and the Cincy Doom ... selected as an All-Star in Rising Star Maximum Exposure Tournament in Davie, Fla., and as an all-American at the Colorado Sparkler Tournament ... team finished in the Top 10 at the St. Louis Northern National ASA Tournament.
Personal: Full name is Alexis Rae Valone ... born Oct. 11, 1993 ... parents are Garry and Kim Valone ... has three brothers: Jack, Sam and Matthew ... plans on majoring in communication.
Sweet or salty:sweet
Chocolate or vanilla:chocolate
Dogs or cats: dogs
Cooking or eating: eating
Vacation: to the quiet country or to the big city: big city
Coolest place I’ve ever been/or most unique locale: going on cruises
Place I dream of visiting someday: Greece
Person I look up to most & why: my mom and grandpa because they are the strongest people I know.
Best feeling in the field (defensively): making a diving catch and or seeing a teammate making a great play
Best feeling at the plate (offensively): hitting the ball on the sweet part of the bat
Favorite thing about my position: diving catches
Three words that describe me: drama queen, talkative, awkward
One word to describe my game: perfectionist
Team i am most excited to play in 2016: Arizona
My most memorable sports moment: playing in Florida when i was a junior in high school with my travel team and it was snowing.
Celebrity crush: Sam Hunt
Celebrity who would play me in a story of my life: Nina Dobrev or Selena Gomez
Person I would like to have dinner with: Sam Hunt
Best non-athletic talent: Awkwardness
My stupid human trick is: overthink everything
Dream job: working at an advertising agency
Song I have to listen to before a game: Hell and Back by Kid Ink
Favorite thing about playing at Boilermaker Softball Stadium: I get to see that “P” all over the stadium.
My favorite place to play in the Big Ten, besides home: IU, because I love the rivalry.
Person who has impacted my life/made me who I am: my mom
Favorite sweet treat: ice cream
Favorite ice cream flavor: mint chocolate chip
Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite sports besides softball: baseball and wrestling
Favorite sports team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite athlete: Jake Arrieta
Favorite TV shows: Grey’s Anatomy and Mad Men
Favorite movie: South Paw
Favorite book: Twilight series
Favorite musical artist: Sam Hunt
Favorite type of pizza: cheese and mushroom
Favorite actor & actress: Nina Dobrev & Paul Walker
Favorite food: pizza
Favorite place on campus: Mollenkopf and The Union
Favorite city: Chicago
Favorite outdoor activity: hiking and fishing
Favorite animal/furry friend: penguin
Favorite class at Purdue: ASL (American Sign Language)
Favorite Purdue professor: Ray and Dr. Niami