The student behind the mask: Meet the 2022-2023 Explorer
Marketing and finance double-major Alexis Sanchez, ’25, is the first woman to play the part in at least the last seven seasons.
Alexis Sanchez, ’25, a marketing and finance major, took the floor in Tom Gola Arena at TruMark Financial Center this year as The Explorer. “I want to be a role model for others looking to try new things and break the mold,” she said.
Sanchez arrived at La Salle last fall from Philadelphia’s Tioga section. The first in her family to pursue a college degree, she enrolled through La Salle’s Academic Discovery Program, which provides first-generation students like her with mission-focused support to help students establish study habits and career goals, and promote high academic achievement. After graduation, Sanchez aims to work professionally in residential real estate.
Until then, she’s centered on expanding her education and getting more involved on campus. The role of The Explorer, Sanchez said, boils down simply to four main tenets: “You have to be fun. You have to be outgoing. You have to dance and get others to do the same. And you have to love the team you’re rooting for.”
—Christopher A. Vito