Leesville senior Alexis Hagan is your typical all-American girl.

Leesville senior Alexis Hagan is your typical all-American girl.

Along with being a three-sport standout, Hagan is an excellent student in the classroom, sporting a 4.0 grade-point average, along with wielding a 27 on her most recent attempt at the ACT.

And though she excels as a performer on both the cross country and basketball teams at Leesville High School, when spring time rolls around, Hagan finds her solace on the softball diamond.

It’s that same diamond that has propelled her to her dream … an opportunity to play collegiately.

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, surrounded by family, friends and teammates, Hagan inked her national letter-of-intent to play collegiate softball for the Lady General of LSU-Alexandria, a team which competed in the NAIA World Series just a few months back.

“Softball is my first love,” Hagan said. “I started playing when I was 4-years-old. This is all I’ve ever wanted to do for as long as I can remember. This is a dream come true.”

Prior to deciding to sign with LSU-Alexandria, Hagan had received an offer to play at Centenary in Bossier City and had toured the facilities at Louisiana College.

But LSU-Alexandria was an easy choice, Hagan said.

“Everyone was just so nice to me on my visit,” she said. “I already know some of their players, plus, it’s very close to home where my family and friends can come see me play.”

The daughter of Robert Hagan and Wendy Hicks, Alexis Hagan has been selected to the all-district softball team on three occasions.

As a freshman, she made second-team all-district as a pitcher, while as a sophomore and a junior, she was a first-team choice in her normal slot in the infield.

However, Hagan believes she will play in the outfield as LSU-Alexandria. She is accustomed to playing in the outfield as a member of Velocity Softball, where she is coached by Roy Sons.

“I think they are going to play me in either left or center field,” she said. “I play in the outfield on my travel team, but I will play wherever they need me to.”

Leesville head coach Betty Hicks believes Hagan will make the transition to playing at the collegiate level and have an immediate impact on the Lady Generals.

“Alexis is a workhorse. She is self-motivated and puts in a lot of time on her own. You don’t have to tell her to go to the cages,” Coach Hicks said. “She hustles and will be a great asset as either an infielder or outfielder. I think she can step right in and help the team.”

That hard work and tenacity is evident in the other sports Hagan competes in at Leesville. She is one of the top runners for the District 3-4A runner-up cross country team and has competed at the state meet a number of times.

Hagan is also a starter for Coach Summer Sexson on the Lady Cat basketball team, which currently sports a 3-4 record. Hagan has also competed in track and field over the course of her high school career.

According to Hagan’s mother, Wendy Hicks, she is overwhelmed with pride for what her daughter has accomplished.

“I’m just so proud of her,” Hicks said. “Alexis is driven and determined. There’s nothing she can’t do when she puts her mind to it.”

Her father, Robert Hagan, was not only proud of her signing to play softball, but also beaming about her recent inclusion on the Composite Academic All-State team.

“She sets high expectations for herself both in the classroom and in whatever sport she is playing at the time,” he said. “She expects perfection in whatever she is doing.”

Alexis Hagan plans to major in biology in hopes of becoming an occupational therapist. She is the granddaughter of Wayne and Gwen Hicks, Kathy Jordan and Ronnie and Joann Hagan. Hagan has five siblings — Brannin Hagan, Ryan Hagan, Alaina Hagan, Alyssa Hagan and Kiersten Standifer.