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Milius says Central Connecticut is the one

POSTED January 04, 2018
BY Rick Wilson
Twitter: @scribewilson

            There are good days and then there are really good days. Signing a national letter of intent and being selected as homecoming queen, now that’s a really good day.  Ask Alexa Milius

            A three-sport star at Thomaston High, Milius recently decided to officially commit her softball talents to Central Connecticut State University. Later on in day her classmates put a crown on her head. A good day’s work.

            “I felt honored, it was really a surprised,” said Milius of the homecoming honors. “It was just a good day.”

            A slugging catcher for the Golden Bears, Milius is a two-sport All-Stater, earning honors in softball and twice in field hockey. She is also a three-time BL softball All-Star and two-time hockey All-Star. Equally adept in the classroom, she is No. 2 in her class.

            Both UConn and the University of Rhode Island were in the softball hunt but it was the security of Central that finally won out. The Blue Devils had been watching Milius since her junior year and liked what they saw.

            “(Central) looked at me in the fall of 2016 when I was in Florida with the Connecticut Sea Hawks and they saw me catch and the pitcher threw a two-hitter,” said Milius. “The pitcher was going there and they said they liked the pitcher-catcher duo.”

            UConn had made an offer (half tuition and academic money), and saw Milius in her last tournament of the summer, a game in which she got a concussion.

            “They said they would make a decision as to what to do for me and I thought if it was taking them that long to make a decision maybe it’s not the right place for me,” said Milius.

            While leading the Bears in hitting, Milius has split her time playing shortstop her freshman and sophomore years before moving behind the plate last spring. It is behind the plate where expects to see most of her time on the college level.

            (Central) really liked my pop time (the time from when the pitch hits the glove to the time the ball reaches second base),” said Milius. “A good time is 1.8 seconds or less I was in the 1.6-1.7 range. “

            How quickly Milius makes an impact on the lineup remains to be seen but you figure it won’t take long.

            “Coach said it’s all about effort whether you are a freshman or junior,” said Milius. “

            In the meantime Milius has one season left with the Golden Bears. She is looking forward to going out with a slugging bang. And she knows where the road takes her after that.

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