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Aleshia Link


 

 
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Copake, N.Y.

High School:
Taconic Hills

Height:
5-3

Position:
P

B/T:
R/R

04/27/2014

Red Storm Falls To Creighton, 4-0, In Its Final Home Game Of 2014

St. John's heads into final BIG EAST weekend with a 9-8 conference record.

04/26/2014

The Road To Rosemont Continues As Red Storm Sweeps Creighton In Saturday Doubleheader

St. John's looking for its first series sweep on Sunday for Senior Day.

04/14/2014

St. John's Softball Senior Spotlight: Ashley Beza

Beza has appeared in 110 games over her four-year career.

04/01/2014

Offensive Battle Leads To Doubleheader Split With Butler

St. John's combined for 21 hits in midweek conference doubleheader.

03/21/2014

St. John's Softball Senior Spotlight: Aleshia Link

Red Storm pitcher has 91 career strikeouts in 131 innings of work.

04/27/2014

#SJUSB Senior Day Photogallery

St. John's Softball Senior Day vs. Creighton On April 27, 2014

03/05/2014

#SJUSB vs. The Dutch National Team

#SJUSB vs. The Dutch National Team on March 5, 2014

10/17/2013

2013 Red Storm Softball 100 Out Fundraiser

Photos from the Red Storm Softball's annual 100 Out Fundraiser at Red Storm Field.

As a senior in 2014: Appeared in seven games all out of the bullpen ... finished with an 11.05 ERA ... recorded two strikeouts in 6.1 innings of work.
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
2014 11.05 0-0 7 0 0 0/0 0 6.1 13 11 10 5 2 2 1 3 .419 1 0
Total 5.58 8-10 62 19 6 0/0 1 134.1 190 162 107 110 92 38 2 23 .326 22 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)


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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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