Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 9:55pm Charter's Mash - WDEL Female HS Athlete of the Week
By Sean Greene
VIDEO: Interview with Alexandra Mash
Wilmington Charter field hockey forward Alexandra Mash is this week's WDEL Female High School Athlete of the Week.
Lexi scored a combined 6 goals in recent Blue Hen Conference victories over Appoquinimink and Hodgson.
The sophomore is quick to pass the credit for her scoring success to her teammates.
"I finish it (the goal-scoring play). You don't see all the other girls in the (news)paper with the assists of the assists, you just see the goal who scored, but it's really a team effort."
The Force are off to a 12-0 start this year after falling in the opening game of the state tournament last year, and Lexi says confidence has been the key.
"We have a bigger drive this year and are more confident. We came into preseason knowing this is our year and we're really confident."
Lexi says the team is especially excited that boosters have raised money for the team to practice and play on turf at Hockessin Montessori School. She thinks the surface might have been part of the reason they struggled with Tower Hill in last year's state tournament.
"Turf is just a completely different game. You have to have your stick all the way on the ground. You have to play completely different and it was tough to adjust not playing on turf every day."
Lexi says her favorite subject as a school that focuses on math and science is in fact math.
"Just numbers. I just like dealing with numbers rather than grammar."