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  Aleshia Link
 

Aleshia Link


 

 
Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Copake, N.Y.

High School:
Taconic Hills

Height:
5-3

Position:
P

B/T:
R/R

As a junior in 2013: Appeared in 16 games, starting in three ... finished season with 7.97 ERA and 1-3 record in 26.1 innings of work ... recorded 24 strikeouts ... struck out four batters in three innings of work on the road against Fairleigh Dickinson on April 17 ... named to the 2012-13 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

As a sophomore in 2012: Made 20 appearances with 10 starts, posting 52.1 innings pitched and 35 strikeouts over the season ... An integral part of the St. John's bullpen, posted 10 relief appearances, including a save in the second game of a doubleheader against Rutgers (April 28) ... got her first win of the year in an 11-3 victory over Maryland (Feb. 25) during the Citrus Classic at the ESPN Wide World of Sports ... posted a season-high six strikeouts against North Carolina State (March 2) ... followed that with a five-strikeout effort in a complete-game victory over Ball State (March 3) ... named to the 2011-12 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

As a freshman in 2011:Appeared in 19 games, making six starts ... led team with 2.55 ERA ... recorded 31 strikeouts, while allowing opposing batters to hit just .288 ... got the first win of career after allowing no earned runs in six strong innings against St. Francis(March 5) ... pitched seven innings, recording eight strikeouts against Quinnipiac (March 11) ... followed that with another seven-inning performance against Binghamton (March 18), where she allowed just one run ... gave up just one run in 6.2 innings during the second game of the Villanova double-header (April 14).

Before St. John's:Played softball at Taconic Hills from 2007-10 and had an outstanding senior campaign in 2010, going 16-3 over 22 starts with a 0.42 ERA and 287 strikeouts ... also batted a team-best .368 as a senior with three home runs and 20 RBI ... finished high school career as Taconic Hills' all-time leader in strikeouts with 1,122 ... led team to the Section II finals in 2010 and back-to-back Patroon Conference titles in 2009-10 ... was named Patroon Conference MVP for three straight years (2008-10) and was a Patroon Conference first team All-Star in 2007 ... as a senior, garnered 2010 Post-Star Class B All-State first team honors and was a Bergen Record 2010 All-Area Honorable Mention ... earned the Ailen Durrant Award in 2010 and was the softball team's MVP from 2007-10 ... also played basketball in 2008 ... was a member of the Select Choir from 2008-10.

Personal:Born in Great Barrington, Mass. ... parents are Ezra and Kristine Link ... has two younger sisters, Michelle and Kathleen ... also plays basketball, volleyball, badminton, field hockey and soccer ... plans to major in business.


Career Statistics

Year

ERA

W-L

APP

GS

CG

SHO/CBO

SV

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

2B

3B

HR

B/Avg.

WP

HBP

2011

2.55

5-2

19

6

3

0/0

0

49.1

59

39

18

24

31

10

0

4

.288

9

10

2012

6.55

2-5

20

10

3

0/0

1

52.1

80

67

49

46

35

20

0

12

.345

4

5

2013

7.97

1-3

16

3

0

0/0

0

26.1

38

45

30

35

24

6

1

4

.330

8

5

Total

5.30

8-10

55

19

6

0/0

1

128.0

177

151

97

105

90

36

1

20

.321

21

20

Career Highs
Innings Pitched:7, 4x, last vs. Ball State (3/3/2012)
Strikeouts:8, vs. Quinnipiac (3/11/11)
Fewest Runs (CG):1, vs. Binghamton (3/18/11)
Fewest Hits (CG):6, vs. Binghamton (3/18/11)

Link Up Close...
Why did you chose St. John's?I believe there are many opportunities here at St. John's and I think it is where I will be successful.
Hero/Role model:My grandmother
Pre-game ritual:Listening to music
Teammate that has inspired you:Kara for being extremely supportive and encouraging.

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