Bozeman's Alexa Lewis signs with Miles Community College softball; Pioneers announce more moves

Posted at 10:53 AM, Nov 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-14 12:53:48-05

MILES CITY -- Miles Community College announced three signings this week. Alexa Lewis has signed with the MCC softball program and Angelina Dimasi will join the MCC women's basketball program, while Autumn Porter will continue her career at Black Hills State after spending time with the MCC softball program.

Lewis comes to Miles Community College from Bozeman, where she has been home schooled and maintained a solid 4.0 grade-point average. Lewis is a versatile athlete and is a two-time all-state and two-time all-conference basketball and volleyball student-athlete. Lewis will be a utility infielder for the Pioneers.

"I picked MCC because of the quality of the softball program and being able to play with other great softball players," Lewis said. "I also connected with the coaching staff and admired their dedication. Miles City is a short drive from home as well."

"Alexa is extremely athletic and versatile," added MCC softball coach Shawna Juarez. "We knew that we needed to have her in our program immediately meeting her on her visit. She conducted herself professionally and showed us a tremendous amount of respect. Alexa has great character and will thrive at Miles Community College. Alexa fits the mold of our culture at Miles Community College and we know that she will make great contributions in numerous areas."

Miles Community College head women's basketball coach Taylor Harris announced that Dimasi has signed a letter of intent to play for the Pioneers in the fall of 2021. Dimasi is the seventh Australian to sign with the Pioneers in the past two years.

Dimasi is from Waroona, a small town in Western Australia 70 miles south of Perth. She graduated from Frederick Irwin Anglican School and represented Western Australia in the State Teams Championships. She is a 5-foot-10 guard that averaged 25 points and five rebounds per game for the Waroona Redbacks in 2019. She is planning on pursuing a degree in accounting.

"I chose Miles because it immediately felt like another home, as it wasn't much different to my own," Dimasi said. "Coach Harris was especially welcoming by explaining how much of a family Miles is."

Porter, an MCC outfielder, signed a letter of intent to play softball and continue her major in photography at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota.

Porter selected Black Hills State because of how close it is to Miles City and the fact that her father lives in Rapid City. She also enjoyed the coaching staff's positivity and the facilities at BHSU. She is excited to get deeper into photography and continuing her softball career in a beautiful area.

"We are extremely proud of Autumn. She was MCC softball's first-ever signee, and now seeing her continue her academic and softball career at the university level makes us so very honored," the Miles Community College coaching staff said in a statement. "Autumn has been a two-year team captain, achieved academic greatness with a 3.8 GPA, and has shown a high level of skill that has helped our team immensely. We all firmly know and believe that Autumn will continue her path to greatness."