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Capasso claims female honors

June 6, 2013
By JAMES A. ELLIS ( , The Leader Herald

JOHNSTOWN - Alexis Capasso capped off her athletic career at Gloversville High School Wednesday night at the 26th Annual Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce Sports Awards Banquet.

The Herkimer County Community College-bound senior was surprised, but happy, when she heard her named announced as the 2013 Fulton County Female Athlete of the Year.

"I knew I had a good year but did not think it was better than anybody else here tonight," Capasso said. "I did not expect this at all. I am in shock. It probably won't sink in until a week from now."

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Joe Nellis, left, and Alexis Capasso, right, pose with their awards after they received the Male and Female Athlete of the Year awards at the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce Sports Award Banquet at the Holiday Inn in Johnstown on Wednesday. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

She is the fourth female athlete from Gloversville to win the award in its 26-year history.

Capasso, who will play softball next year for the Generals, compiled a .592 batting average for the Huskies to go with a .994 fielder percentage and a .710 slugging percentage. Her efforts earned her first team Foothills Council all-star status at shortstop as well as the team's top offensive and most valuable player awards.

On the soccer field, Capasso was a standout goalkeeper for the Lady Dragons, recording 221 saves in goal, 199 of which came against Foothills Council competition. Her performance was reflected in being named Foothills Council first team goalkeeper and Section II Class A goalkeeper of the Year. Capasso also was selected Gloversville's Most Valuable Player.

Fact Box

Fulton County Athletes of the Year


2013: Alexis Capasso, Gloversville

2012: Brynn Hlozansky, Johnstown

2011: Jade Woodend, Mayfield

2010: Rebecca Graudons, Mayfield

2009: Chelsea Paul, Northville

2008: Chelsea Gruet, Broadalbin-Perth

2007: Kristen Bouchard, Oppenheim-Ephratah

2006: Kayla May, Johnstown; Kristin Mraz, Johnstown

2005: Katie Lowerre, Northville

2004: Carla Cosselman, Mayfield

2003: Melanie Hamm, Johnstown

2002: Megan Olds, Gloversville

2001: Mary Ellis, Gloversville

2000: Missy Krempa, Johnstown

1999: Kate Underwood, Johnstown

1998: Angie Gray, Oppenheim-Ephratah

1997: Heidi Gifford, Northville; Jill Gifford, Northville

1996: Amber Smith, Johnstown

1995: Cynthia Oppenheimer, Oppenheim-Ephratah

1994: Jocelyn Naple, Broadalbin-Perth; Nicolle Flood, Mayfield

1993: Stephanie Hart, Johnstown

1992: Joanne Einemann, Mayfield; Jenn Groff, Northville

1991: Jeanne Dupree, Gloversville

1990: Stacie Hime, Mayfield

1989: Amy Jane Lilie, Johnstown

1988: Katrina Springer, Broadalbin-Perth

"I have to thank my parents, Billy and Terry Capasso," Alexis said. "They have been everything to me. Without them I wouldn't be what I am today."

Capasso is ranked 29th in her graduating class at Gloversville High School and will major in physical education in the fall at Herkimer Community College.



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