NAME: Alexis Rogers
MVP ACCOMPLISHMENTS: This senior basketball forward helped lead the Firebirds last year to a 26-2 record and the Ohio state Div. I runner-up title. Alexis averaged 10 ppg. as a sophomore and 12.8 ppg. as a junior. She hit for 20 points (10 rebounds) vs. Princeton earlier this season, and top games last season included scoring 24 vs. Mt. Notre Dame (in the state final), 21 vs. Colerain and 20 vs. both Hamilton and Toledo Central Catholic. "We expect Alexis to be a dominant force at both ends of the floor," says coach Andy Fishman. Alexis has won numerous honors, including 1st team all-GMC, 1st team all-city, 2nd team all-SWO district and honorable mention all-state. Her freshman year, she went to school in Georgia, where she won a state title in shot put. Active in community service, Alexis will play basketball next season at Duke University. Her favorite athlete is Tim Duncan and her favorite book is A Child Called It.
SCHOOL: Lakota West
GRADUATING YEAR: 2009
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: "Making a difference in a young child’s life;
making it to the state basketball finals."
RESIDENCE: West Chester
PARENTS: Youlanda Rogers-Vic Merchant
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Antwaun Rogers (brother)
FUTURE GOAL: Become a psychologist
COACH'S QUOTE – "Alexis has the speed, quickness, athleticism, reach, anticipation and instincts to change an opponent’s game plan on defense, and the explosiveness with the ball, court vision, slashing, pull up and long range shooting—as well as post up ability—to change the game with offensive plays." – Andy Fishman, Basketball Coach
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