Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Alex Lavine
Alex Lavine


Glendale, Ariz.

High School:
Mountain Ridge






UO's Four-Run Sixth Dooms Cats

Oregon scored four runs in the sixth inning to beat Arizona 5-3 in game one of the three game series


Cats Split with New Mexico State

Arizona and New Mexico State split Tuesday's doubleheader at the New Mexico State Softball Complex


Softball Upended by Utah, 8-4

The Wildcats committed two errors that led to three unearned runs and Arizona fell to Utah 8-4


Cats Strike Early, Down Utes 6-4

Arizona scored four runs in the first inning and never looked back in a 6-4 defeat of Utah


Cats Host Broncos For Three-Game Series

Arizona softball welcomes Boise State for a three game series Thursday and Saturday

2012: Played in 41 games, 36 of which came as a defensive replacement in the outfield ... Started four games in right field ... Posted a .125 batting average in 24 at-bats on the season ... Drove in five runs for the campaign ... Notched the biggest hit of her career against San Diego State (3/28) when she blasted a two-out, two-strike, three-run, game-tying home run in the bottom of the seventh, completing a five-run comeback in the seventh inning; Arizona would win the game in extras ... Posted an on-base percentage of .160 while slugging .250 for the campaign ... Tucson Super Regional: Entered all three games as a defensive substitution ... Went 0-for-1 in her only at-bat of the weekend against Notre Dame (5/20) ... Recorded one putout in the outfield ... Norman Super Regional: Entered game two as a defensive sub and went 0-for-1 at the plate ... Nabbed two putouts defensively.

2011: Emerged as Arizona's number one option at shortstop, starting 44 games at short ... A Pac-10 All-Freshman honorable mention performer ... Had a very consistent season offensively, with her batting average staying steady near .250 for most of the season before settling at .248 where she ended the season ... Had six multi-hit games ... Drove in 19 runs, seventh best on the team ... Her five multi-RBI games tied for fifth on the squad ... Had a reached-base streak of five during the season, and ended the campaign on a two-game stripe ... Seven of her 25 hits went for extra bases with each extra-base hit occurring in the final two-thirds of the season ... Clocked three homers, three doubles and a triple ... Drew 19 walks, helping her to an on-base percentage of .374 ... Went 2-for-3 in her first collegiate start with a walk and a stolen base vs. Nebraska (2/11) ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a double vs. Idaho State (3/5) ... Registered a triple and a home run with two RBI and two runs scored vs. San Jose State (3/19) ... In a five-game stretch (3/19-4/2), went 6-for-14 with seven RBI, a double, a triple and a home run and five runs scored ... Tucson Regional: Earned two starts at shortstop (New Mexico State, 5/21; Texas Tech, 5/22) ... Drove in a run in each affair ... Went 2-for-3 vs. New Mexico State with a sacrifice fly ... Drew an RBI walk vs. Texas Tech ... Tucson Super Regional: Started both games at shortstop ... Went 1-for-5 at the plate.

High School: A four year letter winner under Coach Becky Higgins at Mountain Ridge High School ... First-team all-state her senior season ... Team captain her junior and senior seasons ... Honored as team MVP her sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Named first-team all-region all four years ... Cited as honorable mention performer on all-state team her freshman, sophomore and senior season ... Made honor roll all four years ... Set school records in batting average (.618), stolen bases (33) and on-base percentage (.648) ... Team finished third in state playoffs ... Chose Arizona over Wisconsin, Oklahoma State, Washington, Stanford and Louisville because it was her "lifelong dream to play here."

Personal: Born Alexandra Mary Elizabeth Lavine in July of 1992 to Scott and Georgia Lavine ... Has two sisters: Brittany, 25 and Heather, 23 ... In her free time, enjoys hanging out with friends and watching and reading Harry Potter ... Intended major is psychology.

Career Honors: 2010 Pac-10 All-Freshman (Honorable Mention)

Career Single-Game Highs: Hits: 2, 6 times Doubles: 1, Arizona State, Apr 22, 2011 ; Idaho State, Mar 05, 2011 ; Cal State Northridge, Mar 27, 2011 Triples: 1, vs San Jose State, Mar 19, 2011 Home runs: 1, 4 times Total bases: 7, vs San Jose State, Mar 19, 2011 RBI: 3, Cal State Northridge, Mar 27, 2011 ; San Diego State, Mar 28, 2012 Runs scored: 2, at Stanford, Apr 02, 2011 ; vs San Jose State, Mar 19, 2011 Walks: 2, at Oregon State, Apr 08, 2011 ; Washington, Apr 17, 2011 ; Arizona State, Apr 23, 2011 Hit by pitch: 1, Utah State, Mar 04, 2011 ; at Oklahoma, May 28, 2011 Struck out: 2, 5 times Sac flies: 1, at New Mexico State, May 21, 2011 Sac bunts: 1, 5 times At bats: 4, vs Virginia, Feb 26, 2011 ; vs San Jose State, Mar 19, 2011 Stolen bases: 1, at Stanford, Apr 03, 2011 ; vs Nebraska, Feb 11, 2011 Caught stealing: 1, vs Nebraska, Feb 11, 2011 Field chances: 9, vs DePaul, Mar 19, 2011 Putouts: 5, at Texas Tech, May 22, 2011 Assists: 6, vs Michigan, Mar 18, 2011 ; vs DePaul, Mar 19, 2011