By: Melanie Chapilliquen
Originally from Kansas City, Lexi Storrer, freshman nursing major, is a pitcher for the NSU women’s softball team. Storrer aspires to leave her fin mark and improve the softball program. She was recently nominated for the Sunshine State Conference Athlete of the Week award, recognizing her hard work and athletic excellence.
When did you start playing?
“I started playing when I was eight years old from the influence of both my aunt and dad.”
As an athlete, who do you admire?
“I really admire Jenny Finch. She is my favorite athlete. She is a gold medalist in pitching. She was in the last Olympics, and she’ll be playing in this one as well, so I’m excited to see her.”
What would you consider your biggest accomplishment?
“Up to this point, I don’t really know. But as of right now probably winning state back-to-back in high school as a junior and as a senior. Also the Sunshine State Conference Athlete of the Week nomination is a big accomplishment. It’s a great accomplishment for my hard work. I’ve worked really hard to get it.”
What has been your biggest challenge transitioning from high school to college?
“All the work that comes with it – the 6 a.m.’s, the weights, all the practices every single day. It was just a huge change, like, body-wise and getting in shape more than high school ball ever was. Now it’s about breaking it down into the smaller things. We were so broad in high school, so now it’s just the little details in college.”
How do you balance being a student and an athlete?
“Just having better time management, like setting aside practice times and working with school around practices times. We also have to plan around games. And for school, we have to do all the homework while getting ahead in classes and studying and getting all the extra help that we may need.”
What athletic goals do you have for yourself for the next four years of college?
“Helping a lot in the rebuilding of this program, and putting it on the map and getting recognized. At one point getting us a ring.”