High School: Earned All-Southern Ohio Conference Second-Team honors as a junior at Wheelersburg (Ohio) High . . . Coached by Gary Bailey . . . A 2009 graduate . . . Batted for a .385 average with 38 base hits, which included nine doubles and five home runs, in 96 at bats as a junior in 2008 and helped lead the Pirates to a state regional tournament final appearance . . . Registered 23 RBIs and scored 29 times while generating a .456 on-base percentage in junior season . . . Chosen as the 2008 team winner of the Best Infielder Award . . . Member of three consecutive (2006-08) Southern Ohio Conference Championship teams . . . Received the team's Coaches Award following her 2007 sophomore season . . . Hit for a .237 average (9-38) with two doubles, one triple, 15 RBIs, seven runs scored, and had a .372 on-base percentage for 2006 freshman campaign . . . Competed four years in basketball . . . Two-year National Honor Society member.
Personal: Daughter of Steve and Kathy Clay . . . Born in Ashland, Ky. . . . Mother is a pre-school teach . . . Has a younger brother . . . Interests are basketball and spending time with friends . . . Nickname is "Lainee" . . . Majoring in biology.
On Deck With Clay:
The thing I like most about Ferris State Softball: we practice hard and play hard
My advice to youngsters is: never give up
My favorite movie: Tommy Boy
My worst fear: being buried alive
My role model is: Alex Rodriguez
I chose Ferris State because: of the softball program and community
Favorite music group: Every Avenue
My first softball memory is: playing toss with my dad in the backyard
If I could change one thing about softball, I would: not change anything
The motto I live by: The only two things you can control are your effort and attitude
What has been the most thrilling moment of your life outside of sports?: Going to Argentina to play softball
If I could meet anyone in history, it would be: Hank Aaron
My pregame ritual is: saying a prayer