11/14/2011 Ankenman Tradition Room, St. John’s School, Houston, TX
Alexa Mullins, a senior at St. John’s School, signed a National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse for Stanford University. Alexa is the daughter of Eric Mullins (Stanford ’84), who played football for the Cardinal and was a sixth round draft pick for the Houston Oilers.
Although she’s labeled by teammates and coaches as one of the nicest competitors in the athletic arena, her local opponents won’t miss her impact performances. A three-sport athlete at St. John’s (Field Hockey, Basketball and Lacrosse), Alexa was a key defender for the Mavericks 2011 SPC and State Lacrosse Championships last spring in addition to St. John’s most recent SPC title in field hockey two weeks ago.
“Right now I’m ecstatic that my friends and family joined me today,” said Alexa, ducking the glory. “And for the rest of the year I plan to work hard and enjoy my time at St. John’s.”
That’s great news for the Mavericks, but not for the competition.
“Her unassuming character matches her athleticism,” said Lamar Head Lacrosse Coach Anthony Petrucciani. “Mullins is stealth.”
The future is now for Alexa. She plays for the Varsity Basketball team and she has been elected captain for the 2012 Lacrosse team.
“I do not need to repeat instructions to Alexa,” said St. John’s Head Basketball Coach Kathy Halligan. “Her ability to focus has allows her to play with poise and confidence that her teammates have come to rely on no matter what the sport is.”
“Our steadfast anchor on defense, she never came off the field and helped us secure 17 shutouts in our championship season,” said Head Field Hockey Coach Craig Chambers.
“We are proud of what she has done for St. John’s, and she represents everything that we promote as a school in a true sense of the student-athlete,” said Athletic Director Vince Arduini.
“I am thrilled for Alexa today,” said St. John’s Head Lacrosse Coach Angie Kensinger. “This has been her goal all along, and this marks a crowning achievement for her and the Mavericks.”
Stanford Women’s Lacrosse finished the 2011 season ranked 7th in the nation. With Mullins on the roster next year, the Cardinal will get a secret weapon that may shy away from the headlines, but is sure to kill her opponents--with focus, defense, and kindness.
Sam Chambers – Athletic News