BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU Softball head coach Amy Tudor continues to add depth to the
2018-19 Hilltopper squad as she announced the signing of Lexie O’Daniel on Thursday.
The Hopkinsville, Ky., native will join her fellow Red and White newcomers on The
Hill this fall.
“Lexie is a strong and versatile athlete,” Coach Tudor opened. “She can play
multiple positions and will add power to our offense. We are excited to add another
athlete to this year’s team.”
A right-handed pitcher that will also see time as an infielder, O’Daniel finished
her senior campaign at Christian County High School with a 15-2 overall record in
the circle accompanied by a 2.03 ERA. She registered 132 strikeouts across 96
At the plate, the 2018 First Team All-State selection hit .392 with 13 home runs and
46 RBI. O’Daniel helped the Lady Colonels to a 37-win campaign and the squad’s first
region title in six years during her senior season.
Across her prep career, O’Daniel was a six-time All-District Team selection and
earned an All-Region nod three times. In postseason play, O’Daniel was twice named
to the All-Region Tournament Team. She was selected to the East-West All-Star Team
In the classroom, O’Daniel is just as decorated with seven All-Academic Team
accolades to her name. Additionally, she was a mainstay on Christian County H.S.’s
Principal’s List, the highest academic level of achievement. O’Daniel plans to major
in nursing on The Hill.
O’Daniel joins fellow Hilltopper newcomers Taylor Davis (Huntsville, Ala.), Abbie
Heischman (Leo, Ind.), Macy Murphy (Murfreesboro, Tenn.), Shannon Plese (Knoxville,
Tenn.), Jordan Ridge (Louisville, Ky.), Sydne Solomon (Lewisburg, Tenn.) and Kennedy
Sullivan (Georgetown, Ky.) at WKU this fall.