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    It didn’t take long for Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin’s Alex Mould to introduce herself to the Crown Conference.

    The freshman was dominant in her first season in the circle for the Lions and was named Crown Conference Pitcher of the Year and also was a first-team all-conference selection.

    “When I first heard about being named conference pitcher of the year and having the first team selection, I was beyond excited,” Mould said. “I was proud of myself and thankful to my coaches and teammates who helped me achieve this accomplishment. This also reflects my hard work and effort that I put into the game.”

    As a freshman, Mould finished 12-5 with a 2.17 earned run average. She struck out 116 batters this season.

    She never questioned her own ability and relied on her left arm and her teammates to get her through the tough times.

    “As a pitcher, it is crucial to be mentally strong,” she said. “I focused on trusting my mechanics and being confident in myself and my team while in the circle, which helped me ease the nerves of being a freshman pitcher. My mentality was the key to my successful season.”

    Although pleased with her accomplishments, Mould isn’t satisfied and will continue to work hard to improve upon her high school debut performance.

    “I learned this season that having confidence in myself and my team is important to being a good player,” she said. “Being confident helped me play my best and trust in my ability. This alone helped me grow as an athlete since the beginning of the season, and it will help me become a better player in the future.”

    Joining Mould on the Crown Conference’s first team were Ava Morano, Sophia Rowan, and Lexi Simon. Celia Anthony, Ava Baeslach, and Giana Messina earned second-team honors, and Maya Rowan was an honorable mention selection.

    Head coach Tiger Alexander was named the Crown Conference Coach of the Year after leading the Lions to a 14-5 record this season. He is 32-14 in three seasons at NDCL.

     

    Steve Hare
    Steve Harehttps://www.ohiovarsity.com
    The creator and publisher of OhioVarsity.com, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for IrishIllustrated.com, a member of the Scout.com network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. OhioVarsity.com was created in 2004 and was a member of the Rivals.com network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.
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