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Lobos Sign New Mexico Native Vigil to NLI

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The University of New Mexico softball program has added New Mexico native Alexis Vigil on Friday after Vigil signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Lobos.

“We are excited Alexis will be joining the team this fall,” head coach Paula Congleton said. “As a standout at Valencia H.S. and Southern Nevada, Alexis will fit in well with our system.

“She has good versatility and Coach (Ashley) Johnston has done a great job preparing her for her next challenge. Alexis is an all-around athlete that we can’t wait to utilize in our lineup as we continue to build a bright future for Lobo Softball.”

From Los Lunas, N.M., Vigil spent the last two seasons at the College of Southern Nevada at the shortstop position, finishing as a second team selection in the 2019 All-Region 18. Starting in all 21 games during the shortened 2020 season, Vigil hit .217 behind 13 hits, with three doubles and two triples, while driving in five runs and reaching base with four walks. The new Lobo tied for the team high in runs scored with 11 and led the Lady Coyotes in triples.

Her freshman season, Vigil started all 47 games for CSN, recording 55 hits with 11 doubles, four triples and a home run, with 25 RBI and a .473 on-base percentage, a .513 slugging percentage and a .367 batting average.

The New Mexico native led the team in games started (47), walks (30), as well as runs scored (45) and triples, and finished second on the team in hits. In addition, the infielder was third in doubles, total bases (77), slugging percentage and stolen bases (four).

At Valencia H.S., Vigil played four years on the varsity team, playing in 91 games and accumulating a .497 batting average, a .558 on-base percentage and an .808 slugging percentage with 148 hits, 86 runs-batted-in and 139 runs. Of the 148 hits, 43 went for doubles, four went for triples and 14 were home runs.

The Lobo signee was a member of the 2015 state championship team and was the 2018 district player of the year, first team All-Metro in 2018 and was named the defensive player of the year from 2014-2018.

Intending to major in physical therapy, Vigil chose UNM, “because of the culture it brings and because of how much Coach Congleton has changed the program. I also wanted to represent my home state.”

Vigil is the fifth member to sign for the 2020 signing class, joining pitchers Emma Guindon (Tomball, Texas) and Talia Hannappel (Huntington Beach, Calif.), catcher Savana Martinez (Albuquerque, N.M./ Rio Rancho High School) and outfielder Diamond Sandoval (Santa Fe Springs, Calif.).