2014 SEC All-Freshman Team
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014)
One of the SEC’s top young talents while be selected a member of the SEC All-Freshman Team as chosen by the league’s 14 head coaches following the regular season … Emerged as one of the top young central defenders in all of college soccer with her performance in 2014 … Appeared in all 20 matches with 17 starts as a defensive lynchpin for the Tigers in her debut season … Started all 11 matches in SEC play on the season … Member of an LSU defensive unit that ended the 2014 season with a 1.76 goals against average while conceding 36 goals to opponents during the campaign … Helped the Tigers pitch four shutouts on the year against Troy, Nicholls and Stephen F. Austin during the non-conference season and Mississippi State in SEC play … Credited with one assist on the year … Scored her first collegiate point by assisting Jorian Baucom’s goal in the 81st minute of play in a road match at Tennessee on Oct. 17 during the SEC season … A target on set pieces, attempting four total shots for the season … Earned her first varsity letter with the Tigers.
PRIOR TO LSU
Signed with LSU as one of the top defender recruits in the country for the Class of 2014 … Was the No. 55-ranked recruit in the country regardless of position in the Class of 2014 by TopDrawerSoccer.com … Also tabbed the No. 12-ranked defender nationally as a four-star recruit in 2014 … Was the No. 6-ranked recruit in the talent-rich state of Texas for her signing class … Played primarily as a center back during her youth career, while also seeing time at right back and forward at the club and high school level … Played club soccer for Lonestar Soccer Club in her hometown of Austin, Texas … Coached at the club level by JD Cochran, Don Cameron, James Armstrong and Aaron Metzger … A club teammate of fellow LSU Class of 2014 recruit Christyna Pitre … Served as team captain of Lonestar SC at the Under-15 level in 2011 and U-16 level in 2012 … Led Lonestar SC to the Elite Clubs National League U-15 national championship in 2011 … Lonestar SC finished in 12th place at the U-16 level in 2012 and seventh place at the U-17 level in 2013 at the ECNL National Championships … Named to the U-16 All-Event Team at the 2011-12 ECNL National Showcase Event Series … Helped Lonestar SC capture a pair of South Texas state titles in 2010 and 2011 and ECNL Texas conference championships in 2012 and 2013 … Team was a Region III club finalist in 2010 … Attended such prestigious club tournaments as the Puma Women’s Elite Showcase in 2012 and ECNL PDP-Dallas event in 2011 and 2012 … Attended the United States Soccer Federation national training camp in San Marcos, Texas, in 2011 and 2012 … One of the top high school players in the state of Texas during her prep career at Round Rock High School … Coached in high school by Toby Walker, Brian Barnes and Jonathan Spradley … A four-year varsity letterwinner at Round Rock High School from 2010-14 … Served as her high school team captain in each of her four seasons at Round Rock … Was a three-time First-Team All-District 16-5A selection from 2011-13 … Honored as her school’s Offensive Most Valuable Player in 2011 and Team MVP in 2012 … Named the team’s top utility player in 2013 … Also ran cross country during her high school career … Competed with a local swim team in Round Rock, Texas, for nine years while qualifying for invitationals each year.
Full name is Alexis Michelle Urch … Born on Oct. 24, 1995 … Parents are George Sr. and Diana Urch … Mother attended LSU … Has one older brother, George Urch, Jr. … An honor student who maintained a 4.0 weighted and a 3.68 unweighted grade-point average while attending Round Rock High School … Was a three-time All-District 16-5A Academies selection from 2011-13 for her academic performance … A two-year member of the National Honor Society while attending Round Rock High School as a junior in 2012-13 and as a senior in 2013-14 … Was an active participant in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and League of United Latin American Citizens while in high school … A member of the homecoming court at Round Rock High School in 2013 … Also worked as a student trainer at her high school in 2012 … Currently undecided on a major.