Senior Ali Trickey earns Missouri State's spring 2015 MVC Leadership and Service Award
-MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2014, 2012)
-MVC Honor Roll (2013)
-Missouri State Athletic Director's Honor Roll
Trickey provides exceptionally positive energy and leadership and is a solid left-handed hitter in the lineup.
Trickey was pencilled into the starting lineup on 31 occasions and played in 48 total games ... began the season with hits in three-straight games ... went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in win at UT Arlington (Feb. 14) ... drove in a run with a double at Memphis (Feb. 22) ... doubled and scored a run at Oklahoma State (March 9) ... had a 2-for-3 outing with a double and a run scored at UMKC (March 19) ... was a perfect 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts ... drew a career-best four walks and had a career-high 14 hits.
Trickey played in 44 games, primarily as a pinch runner, but received a start on three dates ... went 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored in first start of the season at Kennesaw State on opening day (Feb. 8) ... had three pinch hits in three attempts while driving in three runs at the UTSA Classic (Feb. 15-17) ... hit a two-run double at Chattanooga in win over Mocs in Frost Classic finale (Feb. 24) ... her four pinch hits were tops on the team ... led the team with a .429 average with runners in scoring position ... her .421 on-base percentage was third on the team.
Trickey appeared in 31 games and earned the start in the season opener against Sam Houston State (Feb. 17) ... scored 11 runs, the fifth-most on the team ... stole a base in each game of the doubleheader at Drake on March 31 ... picked up a stolen base and scored a run in the Bears' MVC Tournament opening round win over Bradley (May 10) ... crossed the plate in four-straight appearances from March 4-22.
Trickey came to Missouri State after a standout prep career at Belleville East High School, where she picked up a trio of all-area nods ... a catcher and infielder for the Lancers, she holds her school's record for career stolen bases ... led the Southwestern Conference in stolen bases in 2011 and 2010 ... earned first-team all-conference accolades as a senior and as a junior ... was named to the all-state honorable mention team as a junior ... a four-sport athlete at East, Trickey also competed in volleyball, basketball and cross country.
Alissa Leigh Trickey is the daughter of Diana and Jerry Trickey ... born September 11, 1992, in Belleville, Ill. ... has two sisters, Anna and Kate ... majoring in exercise and movement science at MSU.