LMU Looks To Extend Seven-Game Winning Streak In This Weekend’s Action
Sami Strinz-Ward was named WCC Co-Coach of the Year while seven players earned All-WCC honors.
Junior Alex Finie had the game-winning hit and freshman Hannah Bandimere tossed a complete game.
Alicia Brown hit her record-setting 19th double of the season in LMU's 3-2 win over Pacific.
LMU hosts Pacific Thursday and Friday at Smith Field.
West Coast Conference play begins on Friday and the LMU Sports Network spoke with head coach Sami Strinz-Ward and players before the games.
Interview with Alex Finie previewing the upcoming DH versus CSUN.
Getting to know softball freshman Alex Finie.
Non-conference from second week of LMU Tournament at Smith Field, Mar. 16, 2017
Non-conference softball from Smith Field on Mar. 14, 2017
Non-conference softball at the LMU Invitational, Smith Field Mar. 10, 2017
Senior Day for LMU Softball at Smith Field on May 13, 2016
Game one of West Coast Conference doubleheader from Smith Field
Preseason All-WCC selection ... Started all 51 games played ... Finished the season with a .252 batting average on 38 hits, nine doubles and two home runs ... Tallied 19 RBI ... Posted a .364 slugging percentage ... had multiple hits in nine games, including two games with three hits and one game with four hits ... Six multi-RBI games ... Racked up season-high four RBI in 19-2 win over Dartmouth (March 21) ... Had two RBI and a home run vs. DePaul (March 18) ... Hit a home run and drove in three RBI in 10-8 victory over Liberty (Feb. 17).
All-WCC first team ... Hit .316 for the year with 12 doubles and seven home runs ... Batted .455 with 20 hits, including five doubles and four home runs, accounting for 13 RBI in WCC play ... Started in 46 of 48 games played ... Posted a .564 slugging percentage ... 11 multi-hit games, including nine games with two hits and two with three hits ... Six multi-RBI games ... Went 2-for-3 with one RBI against Idaho State (Feb. 12) ... Drove in six RBI in a 3-for-4 outing against Fairleigh Dickinson (March 13) ... Went 3-for-3 with three RBI against Santa Clara (April 23) ...Recipient of the Betty Werner Memorial Endowed Scholarship.
Only player to appear in all 54 games... started all 54 games at first base... All-WCC Honorable Mention selection... fourth on the team with a .307 batting average... tied for the team lead with 54 hits... third on the team with 29 runs scored and tied for second with 30 RBI... led LMU with 13 doubles... also added five home runs... 16 multi-hit games including 12 games with two hits, two games with three hits and two games with four hits... nine multi-RBI games included seven with two RBI, one with three RBI and one with four RBI... four-RBI outing was a 4-for-4 performance with two home runs and three runs scored in a 12-2 win over Howard (Mar. 8)...
Strong rookie season for LMU... appeared in 42 total games while earning the start at first base or DH in 40 games... named to the 2014 All-WCC Second Team... hit .275 on the year, fourth best on the team... 36 hits, including team-high 11 doubles... also had four home runs and 17 RBIs... had three three-hit performances... also totaled three RBIs twice - the first versus Maine (Mar. 3) and the second versus Pacific (Apr. 12)... had two doubles in each of those games... season-long seven-game hit streak ran from Mar. 26 through Apr. 12...
A 2013 graduate of Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, CA... four-year varsity letterwinner under head coach Rob Weil... served as team captain in her junior and senior seasons... All-Sunset League honors all four seasons... All-City honors as a sophomore and junior... member of the student-athlete honor roll... member of the California Scholarship Federation...
Alexandria A. Finie was born December 16, 1994 in Long Beach, CA... parents are Christine and Paul Finie... has one older sister, Catherine... has volunteered with the National Charity League, Boys and Girls Club and Safe Rides... chose LMU for the strong academics and athletics, location, and small class sizes... liberal studies major at LMU.
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