Florida State Seminoles softball

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Florida State Seminoles softball
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University Florida State University
Head coach Lonni Alameda (11th season)
Conference ACC
Atlantic Division
Location Tallahassee, FL
Home stadium JoAnne Graf Field (Capacity: 1,000)
Nickname Florida State Seminoles
ColorsGarnet and Gold [1]
         
NCAA Tournament champions
2018
AIAW Tournament champions
1981, 1982
NCAA WCWS appearances
1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2002, 2004, 2014, 2016, 2018
NCAA Super Regional appearances
2006, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
NCAA Tournament appearances
1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Conference Tournament championships
1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Conference championships
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
ACC Atlantic
2018, 2019

The Florida State Seminoles softball team represents Florida State University (variously Florida State or FSU) in the sport of softball. Florida State competes in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

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In the forty year history of the Seminoles softball program, the team has won seventeen ACC titles, two AIAW national titles and one WCWS national title. Florida State has made thirty-two appearances in the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the Women's College World Series on ten occasions. Jessica van der Linden and Lacey Waldrop have won the USA National Softball Player of the Year Award while thirty-four Seminole players have been honored as All-Americans [2] and seven have been drafted into the National Pro Fastpitch League.

The Seminoles play their home games at JoAnne Graf Field on the university's Tallahassee, Florida campus, and are currently led by head coach Lonni Alameda, also the coach of the USSSA Pride.

Program history

FSU has been one of the most dominant softball programs in the history of collegiate softball. Only five teams in the history of the NCAA have been to more WCWS than Florida State and no school east of Arizona has been to more NCAA Tournaments than the Seminoles. Florida State has made a regional appearance every year since 2000. Florida State has never endured a losing season and the Seminoles have achieved 36 forty-win seasons; under head coach Lonni Alameda, the Seminoles have achieved 10 forty-win seasons, including eight straight from 2012-2019, and won six consecutive ACC titles from 2014-2019. [3]

2018 season

The 2018 season saw the Seminoles win the ACC regular season title for the sixth consecutive year [4] and the ACC tournament title for the fifth consecutive year, defeating Pittsburgh in the ACC championship game with a walk-off homerun. [5] securing a spot in the NCAA Tournament as the sixth overall seed. The Seminoles defeated Auburn [6] and Jacksonville State twice [7] [8] to win the Tallahasser Regional and advance to the Tallahassee Super Regional, where they defeated LSU in a double header [9] after dropping the first game of the series [10] , clinching a spot in the Women's College World Series.

In the World Series, the Seminoles dropped their opener to UCLA [11] after blowing a late lead; they went on to win their next four games: defeating Georgia [12] , top-seed Oregon [13] , and UCLA [14] [15] twice in the semifinals to advance to the national championship for the first time to face Washington. Florida State went on to sweep the Huskies to win the national title [16] [17] , becoming the first team to lose their first game in the World Series and go on to win the title during the championship series era. The Seminoles also tied the record for most elimination game wins, going 6-0 over the course of the postseason.

Venue

Florida State plays home games at JoAnne Graf Field. JGraf FIield FSU.JPG
Florida State plays home games at JoAnne Graf Field.

The softball team plays at the Seminole Softball Complex; the field is named for JoAnne Graf, the winningest coach in softball history. [18]

Head coaches

TenureCoachYearsRecordPct.
1979–2008JoAnne Graf301,483–487–6.752
2009–present Lonni Alameda 11538–160–1.770

Current Coaching Staff

NamePosition coachedfConsecutive season at
Florida State in current position
Lonni Alameda Head coach 12th
Travis WilsonAssistant Coach9th
Troy CameronAssistant Coach1st
Kristin TubeckDirector of Softball Operations
Reference: [19]

Records and results

Year-by-year results

National Champions Conference Champions

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, C = Conference

All-time record vs. ACC teams

Florida State softball maintains a winning percentage against all current ACC teams.

OpponentWonLostTiePercentageStreakFirst Meeting
Boston College 4030.930Won 52001
Duke 3001.000Won 32019
Georgia Tech 62260.705Won 161990
Louisville 1460.700Lost 12002
North Carolina 72260.735Won 11984
North Carolina State 38110.776Won 102004
Notre Dame 1970.731Won 21991
Pittsburgh 1810.947Won 22002
Syracuse 2120.913Won 172001
Virginia 85180.825Won 121986
Virginia Tech 30160.652Won 122005
Totals4031160.776

Rivalries

OpponentWonLostTiePercentageStreakFirst Meeting
Florida 1727.386Lost 11997
Clemson ---2020
Totals17270.386

College World Series

Florida State has made 10 trips to the Women's College World Series, with a 14-19 record, winning the title in 2018.

YearWLPercent
1987 02.000
1990 12.333
1991 02.000
1992 02.000
199322.500
2002 22.500
2004 12.333
2014 02.000
2016 22.500
2018 61.857
Total:1419.424

Championships

National championships

SeasonTypeCoach
1981 AIAW slow-pitch JoAnne Graf
1982 AIAW slow-pitchJoAnne Graf
2018 NCAA fast-pitch Lonni Alameda
Total National Championships3

Conference regular season championships

SeasonCoach
1992JoAnne Graf
1993JoAnne Graf
1994JoAnne Graf
1995JoAnne Graf
1997JoAnne Graf
1999JoAnne Graf
2000JoAnne Graf
2001JoAnne Graf
2002JoAnne Graf
2003JoAnne Graf
2004JoAnne Graf
2013Lonni Alameda
2014Lonni Alameda
2015Lonni Alameda
2016Lonni Alameda
2017Lonni Alameda
2018Lonni Alameda
Total Conference Titles17

Division championships

SeasonDivisionCoach
2018AtlanticLonni Alameda
2019AtlanticLonni Alameda
Total Division Titles2

Conference tournament championships

Florida State has made nineteen appearances in the ACC Championship, with a 19-2 record.

SeasonCoach
1992JoAnne Graf
1993JoAnne Graf
1995JoAnne Graf
1996JoAnne Graf
1997JoAnne Graf
1998JoAnne Graf
1999JoAnne Graf
2000JoAnne Graf
2003JoAnne Graf
2004JoAnne Graf
2011Lonni Alameda
2014Lonni Alameda
2015 Lonni Alameda
2016 Lonni Alameda
2017Lonni Alameda
2018 Lonni Alameda
2019 Lonni Alameda
Total Conference Championships17

Awards

Lacey Waldrop received several honors during her time as a Seminole. Lacey Waldrop pitching (2014).jpg
Lacey Waldrop received several honors during her time as a Seminole.

USA National Softball Player of the Year

National Softball Player of the Year winners
YearPlayer
2004Jessica van der Linden
2014 Lacey Waldrop

Broderick Award

Broderick Award winner
YearPlayer
1982 Darby Cottle

All-Americans

Conference awards

Retired jerseys

Retired jersey numbers
NamePositionCareerNumber
Darby Cottle SS 1979–8215
Jessica van der Linden P 2001-0499

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