Capasso claims female honors

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.”

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.

“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.