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."
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.
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.