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By Pam Stevens
Managing Editor 

Personius shows off her talent in college softball

 

June 19, 2012

Alona Personius and her dad John after her team won the Super Regionals to go on to the DII College World Series.

Whether at Lake Stevens High School or at the Aquafest Celebrity Softball game, Alona Personius always puts her best into the local sports she plays. She has taken her extreme talent on to Florida where she plays for the Flagler College Saints where she transferred after leaving Florida State College-Jacksonville, a junior college.

The Saints just won the NCAA Division II Southeast Super Regional last month in Dahlonega, Georgia.

After winning that championship the team headed to Louisville, Kent. to compete in the NCAA Division II Softball National Championships.

Personius, who graduated from Lake Stevens High School in 2008 is a key member of the team playing second base.

She is known as one of the best hitters on the team.

“Personius has been a model of consistency for the Saints this year. She leads the club with a .367 batting average, 66 hits, 34 runs scored, 13 doubles, 41 runs batted in and 104 total bases. As good as she is with the bat, she is even better with the glove. In 241 total chances, Personius has only committed five errors and has turned 10 double plays,” it says on the Saints’ website.

Alona Personius on the field.

The Saints ended their season at 39-20 after losing to Saint Joseph’s College of Indiana on May 17.

The team also earned the Peach Belt Conference Sportsmanship Award, an award that is voted on by other teams.

Personius will be graduating from Flagler this fall with a degree in Business Administration and she hopes to continue her career in softball which has given her the opportunity to meet people from all over the country.

“I have no idea what I am doing after I graduate—hopefully something involving softball eventually,” she said. “I enjoy softball because it releases all my stresses and it’s my getaway.”

 

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