Alfaro joins UE as an assistant coach
University of Evansville head softball coach Mat Mundell has announced the addition of Alexa Alfaro to his staff as an assistant coach starting immediately.
“I am so excited to be able to have Alexa join our coaching staff! She will bring a tremendous amount of energy and passion to our program,” Mundell said. “Being able to add a coach of her caliber to our staff is a huge win for our ladies.”
Alfaro joins the Purple Aces following a 2-year stint as the assistant softball coach at Morehead State University. In 2018, she helped the Eagles to a 28-23 record and a berth in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. In her time at MSU, Alfaro did a great deal of work with the outfielders while assisting in the day-to-day operation of the program. Her first season at MSU saw the Eagles go 26-22, their first winning campaign since 2010.
She coached First Team All-OVC players Allison Rager and Kylie Holton while guiding Chelsea McManaway to All-Newcomer Team accolades in 2017. McManaway followed that up with a berth on the First Team in 2018.
“I am very thankful to Coach Mundell and the UE athletic administration for giving me this opportunity. I am excited to work with Mat and Heather (Tarter) and to be part of what they are doing at UE,” Alfaro said. “Evansville is a great area and I am enjoying my time here.”
Before taking the assistant position at Morehead State, Alfaro was a coach for the Bartlett Silverhawks, which is a club team outside of Chicago, Ill. The native of Bolingbrook, Ill. worked for the Silverhawks from 2015 through 2017. She also played for the team earlier in her career.
Her first collegiate coaching position came at her alma mater – the University of Indianapolis. She worked as an assistant with the Greyhounds in 2015, helping the squad win the regional and super regional championships on the way to the Division II College World Series in Oklahoma City. The staff was named the Midwest Region Coaching Staff of the Year.
As a player at UIndy, she batted .296 with 102 RBI in three seasons of work. She was recognized as a First Team All-Midwest player by the NFCA and COSIDA while earning All-Conference accolades. In the classroom, she was an Academic All-Conference performer in each of her three seasons.
Alfaro and her team had great success on the field, winning the conference tournament in 2011 before advancing to the Super Regionals in 2012.
The Illinois native earned her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from UIndy and is working towards a degree in Health Service Administration at Evansville.