FIFTH-YEAR SEASON (2011): Enjoyed a stellar final season with the Irish, earning National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Great Lakes all-region and all-BIG EAST first team honors ... concluded career ranked second on the Notre Dame all-time list with a .992 fielding percentage, committing only five errors behind the dish in 627 career chances ... as a senior, batted .375 with 13 doubles, seven home runs, 39 RBI, a .625 slugging percentage, a .463 on-base percentage and 44 runs scored in 55 games split between catcher and designated player ... scored a pair of runs at Central Florida (Feb. 18) ... logged two base hits each against Delaware (Feb. 19) and Miami (Ohio) (Feb. 20) ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a run scored against Fordham (March 6) ... contributed two RBI against Northern Illinois (March 25) ... smashed first home run of the season against Purdue (March 31) at Melissa Cook Stadium ... chipped in a double, two RBI and three runs in the opening game of a BIG EAST series against Providence (April 2) ... 2-for-2 with three RBI and two runs scored in the series finale against the Friars (April 3) ... drove in a total of five runs in a doubleheader against Butler (April 7) ... reached base in all four plate appearances, scoring three runs in opening game at Syracuse (April 10) ... added two RBI in the nightcap against the Orange (April 10) ... drilled a home run with three RBI in the final game of a BIG EAST set against Louisville (April 17) ... went 3-for-4 and scored a pair of runs at Villanova (April 21) ... logged a perfect 3-for-3 day with a home run, two RBI and three runs in the nightcap against Pittsburgh (May 4) ... recorded two hits and scored a run in game one of the last BIG EAST series of the season at Connecticut (May 7) ... closed set against the Huskies with a game-winning grand slam in the top of the seventh inning (May 8) ... performance led to BIG EAST Player of the Week recognition (May 9).

AS A SENIOR (2010):
Played in 54 games while starting 48 of those contests ... batted .254 with 33 hits, 22 runs, nine doubles and a trio of home runs that helped yield 19 RBI ... slugged at a .408 rate with four sacrifices ... started the year with one hit while driving in a score against Creighton (Feb. 12) ... had a pair of singles against Oregon State (Feb. 13) ... drove in two runs with a double at Southern Miss (Feb. 20) ... tripled against Stephen F. Austin (Feb. 21) ... enjoyed a five-game hitting streak from Feb. 20-Feb. 27 ... drove in three runs with a bases-clearing double against George Washington (Feb. 26) ... stole second career base against Purdue (March 13) ... went 4-for-6 with four RBI, three runs and a pair of home runs in a two-game series with Toledo (March 24) ... drove in at least one run in four straight games from March 24-27 ... scored one run and notched an RBI in the BIG EAST opener at Seton Hall (March 27) ... ended game two against Rutgers (April 3) with an unconventional walk-off home run in the sixth to cap an 8-0 win over the Scarlet Knights ... the solo dinger pushed her across the plate for the second time that day ... had two hits and two RBI during an April 10 doubleheader with USF, including a double ... went 54 at-bats without a strikeout (Feb. 27-April 10) ... doubled at Louisville (April 18) ... drove in one run at DePaul (April 22) ... one hit in four straight games from April 24-28 ... scored one run in each of the three games versus Villanova (April 24-25).

AS A JUNIOR (2009):Steady force behind the dish for the Irish ... hit .271 in her debut season in a Notre Dame uniform with 32 hits while scoring 14 times ... nine of her hits were for extra bases, including five home runs and three triples ... drove in 25 runs on 54 total bases ... posted a .458 slugging percentage ... finished with a .988 fielding percentage with 225 putouts and 29 assists ... first hit came against Texas Tech (March 8) in the form of a two-RBI triple ... added a second in her next outing at No. 5 UCLA (March 10) ... two RBI with a home run against Western Michigan (March 25) ... first multi-hit effort came at Georgetown (March 28) on a 2-for-3 day along with one triple and two runs scored ... blasted a three-run home run at USF (March 29), and drove in three more runs against Seton Hall (April 5) ... 3-for-3 against Valparaiso (April 9) ... hit a three-run homer during a 2-for-4 day at Connecticut (April 11), finishing with four RBI ... posted two more home runs over the next four games ... posted six multi-hit and eight multi-RBI games.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008):Redshirted as a sophomore.

PREP AND PERSONAL:Local product returns to the area after spending the 2007 season at the University of Tennessee ... sat out the 2008 season as a redshirt-sophomore ... batted .297 as a freshman at Tennessee and earned starting nods in 33 of 59 games - including seven starts in the NCAA Tournament and all three of UT's contests in the Women's College World Series ... nine of her 35 hits were good for extra bases to drive in 22 runs, and she paired a .441 slugging percentage with a .359 on-base mark ... put together a season-best six-game hitting streak (Feb. 24-March 6) in addition to posting six multi-hit games and five multi-RBI efforts ... prepped at Culver Girls Academy (Ind.) where she was a 2006 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-North Region selection, Gatorade's Indiana Player of the Year, and the Hoosier Diamond Indiana Miss Softball ... still holds state records for career home runs (43) and grand slams (5) ... also set the state record for single-season homers with 15 in 2006 and broke Indiana's single-season walk record by drawing 44 free passes during her junior year ... holds the Indiana state mark for career put-outs by a catcher with 1,305 ... in 2006 she was named MVP of the Indiana All-Star Game to cap off a high school career in which she carried a .529 clip at the plate and had 152 RBI ... reaped all-state honors on four occasions, with first-team nods in 2005 and 2006 and a pair of third-team selections in 2003 and 2004, while helping her team to a four-year mark of 95-13 ... during her senior season she finished second among batters statewide with a .611 average ... also recorded a .633 on-base percentage, 1.346 slugging percentage, 25 stolen bases, 40 runs scored, 43 RBI, 12 doubles and a pair of triples ... defensively, the catcher posted a fielding percentage of .995 ... as a junior at Culver, she hit a solid .551 with 11 dingers, 38 RBI and a slugging percentage of 1.231, while 27 of her 43 hits during the year went for extra bases ... also made her presence felt between the posts as a first-team all-conference soccer player after guiding Culver to a conference title and a 13-2-2 mark in 2005 ... daughter of Kim and Pam Clay ... has one brother, Blake ... graduated from the College of Arts & Letters with a degree in Spanish.

Clay's Career Statistics

2009 .271 50-41 118 14 32 1 3 5 25 54 .458 7 4 19 0 .331 1 1 1-1 225 29 3 .988
2010 .254 54-48 130 22 33 9 1 3 19 53 .408 8 0 16 0 .297 0 4 3-5 31 2 0 1.000
2011 .375 55-54 144 44 54 13 1 7 39 90 .625 24 3 18 0 .463 4 14 5-7 295 40 2 .994
Total .304 159-143 392 80 119 23 5 15 83 197 .503 39 7 53 0 .372 5 19 9-13 551 71 5 .992

Alexia Clay
Alexia  Clay

Rochester, IN

High School:
Culver Academy

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