Alice Textor

Phyllis and Alice Textor
Like her younger sister Phyllis, Alice Textor enjoyed some of her top athletic moments playing slowpitch softball in Pierce County. She played for Creekwater from 1973-76, including the 1974 team that qualified for the national tournament in Elk Grove, Calif. That team won the regional championship held at Sprinker Recreation Center to earn the berth at nationals. There, they won their first game, then dropped the next two and finished 17th.

Alice played semi-pro softball for two years, and with the BJ's/Creekwater team she earned numerous all-star selections and Most Valuable Player trophies, one year finishing with a .620 batting average. She played for multiple league, tournament and regional championship teams, and of course was part of the Creekwater Dispensary team that played in the 1974 national tournament.

Alice was born on April 20, 1950 in Toledo, Ohio, graduated from Evergreen High School in 1968 and from Western Washington University in 1973. She played field hockey, basketball and tennis from 1969-73 at WWU, helping the basketball team to a regional title, an eight-place finish at the national tournament, and to a record that included only three losses over a two-year period. She also played badminton in 1972 and won the 1972 AIAW regional doubles championship.

After completing her playing career, she coached basketball at Arizona in 1976-77, Northwest Illinois University (where she also coached tennis) from 1977-81, and at Cal State-Dominguez Hills from 1981-88. She later returned to the coaching profession at the high school level, serving as the fastpitch and basketball coach at Laytonville High.

She currently lives in El Dorado, Calif., and is a professor at Folsom Lake College.