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Alexa K. Mallard
Alexa K. Mallard
Year Inducted: 2015
Area of Distinction: Women's Soccer
Graduation Year: 2000

Alexa Kapetanakis Mallard was a four-time First Team All-Conference selection who garnered All-American status in 1999. The second all-time leading scorer in Battling Bishop history with 141 total points, Kapetanakis currently holds the career record for assists with 35, while her 53 career goals rank second only to 2009 Hall of Famer Chris Webb.

Kapetanakis kicked off her Wesleyan tenure in 1996 with a solid freshman campaign that saw her tally a career-high 13 assists en route to DIAC Rookie of the Year honors. Three seasons later, her career came full circle thanks to a stellar senior season that saw Kapetanakis named Conference Player of the Year after netting a career-best 16 goals and dishing out 11 assists for 43 total points. That same All-American season saw Wesleyan secure the fourth conference title and third NCAA Tournament berth of her career, while her team set program records for games played (23), most wins (17), most conference wins (7), consecutive wins (10), longest unbeaten streak (21), fewest losses (2), winning percentage (.895), shutouts (16) and consecutive shutouts (6). Her teams, in fact, compiled a remarkable 58-15-10 record during her four seasons of play.

In addition to her conference, regional and national accolades, Kapetanakis has since been honored as a member of the USA South’s Silver Anniversary team for women’s athletics, as well as the league’s 50th-Anniversary team in women’s soccer. A 2000 Wesleyan graduate with a degree in Mathematics, she has gone on to enjoy a productive career in the banking industry.