High Five: Seahawks senior looks forward to a busy spring

Published 2:00 pm Friday, February 18, 2022

Southside’s Alexis Whitehurst plans on being busy during the final season of her high school athletic career. The Chocowinity native and Grimesland resident hopes to play softball and compete on the track team as schedules permit. She’s also in Beta Club and works part-time at the Extreme Action Park in Chocowinity.


  1. Will it be possible to play both spring sports?


Alexis: I hope so, because I really like them both. I did both as a freshman, then COVID-19 had an impact the last two years. I pitch, play second base and the outfield in softball and run the 800 and the 4 x 800 relay in track.


  1. You also played volleyball in the fall. When did you start playing those sports?


Alexis: I’ve played softball since I was five and started volleyball around 10. I played both at Chocowinity Middle School and have had a lot of fun playing both. My dad taught me how to play when I was little and coached my rec and travel teams.


  1. At what point did you know softball was your main sport?


Alexis: I always enjoyed playing it from the time I started, but I was in 8th grade at CMS and we were playing Bath. The game went 11 innings, I pitched all of them and we won. That’s when I knew I wanted to play in high school. I’m looking forward to having a fun senior season. All of us have played together for a long time.


  1. What are your plans after graduation?


Alexis: I’m going to East Carolina University to major in physical therapy. I want to help athletes recover quicker from their injuries and ultimately would like to work in a pediatrics clinic to help younger kids.


  1. If you could time-travel, would you go forward or back?


Alexis: Forward, because I would want to see if I accomplished my goal of getting my Doctorate and opening my own practice. I think 15-20 years would be far enough to see how things turned out.