February 1, 2015
Lexi and her skills on the field, made an impression on Head coach Mike Davenport in a way that touched her and made her feel like she had found the right fit! We are proud of Lexi for her professional and mature handling of what oftentimes is a stress-filled event when changes such as this occur, particularly with "early verbals" in softball. Lexi is looking forward to making an immediate impact on her future college team and she can't wait to become a Nighthawk.
Davenport has built a culture of championships at North Georgia winning eight conference regular season titles, seven conference tournament crowns and has recorded an overall record of 597-184 (.764) in his tenure. He has quickly established UNG as a powerhouse in NCAA Division II softball, taking North Georgia to three-consecutive Division II College World Series from 2009-2011. The Nighthawks were just one win away from a fourth NCAA DII CWS in 2014, ending their season in the Super Regional.
In the summer of 2014, Davenport served as an assistant coach at the sport's highest level as he completed a term on the staff of the USSSA Florida Pride. There, he assisted the Pride to collect the Cowles Cup, which recognizes the National Pro Fastpitch champions.
The fullcountsoftball story can be read here.