FSU Softball Updates And A Look Ahead To 2010
Posted by William Kristoph
It’s been too long since I posted some news about the FSU Softball Team, so here’s some info and my thoughts on the (assumed) returning players for 2010.
Carly Wynn – She earned 3rd Team Academic All-America honors from ESPN. A 3.77 GPA combined with her bat made her an easy pick. Â And, in case you missed, she also took time out to talk about the recruiting process a little bit. If you have dreams of playing softball at the next level, pay attention!
Sarah Hamilton – Earned 3rd Team NFCA / Louisville Slugger All America Honors.
A Look Ahead To 2010:
One final time, a big thank you to the users that participated here this year in the softball threads and took the time to talk about the team. I think things are generally civil here, and though many people take different sides of a story or coaching decision, in the end we’re all Noles and want the team to win! That said, here are my gut reaction feeling about our returning players next season in a sentence or two.
In order by number:
Kristie McConn – I like her glove, but I think her bat might cost her her starting job at 2B at some point in the season.
Jessica Lola – A question mark, since she didn’t play much. I like her hustle though.
Amber Bryant – Lots of potential. Should be better in her sophomore season.
Monica Montez – One of my favorites returning. If she’s healthy (like she apparently was from the mid-point on in 2009), she can return to her stellar freshman year form.
Terese Gober – I like her as the #2 pitcher on the staff.
Ashley Stager – Needs to continue to improve the glove a bit and the bat. My guess is she’s the only returning starting infielder next year.
Courtney Rosen – Will again see time as a utility player.
Shayla Jackson – .315 her freshman year in 2009. She’ll see lots of playing time in 2010, and gives flexibility to Alameda at the leadoff spot.
Carly Wynn – Just one hell of a ballplayer. She’ll have to lead the way offensively again.
Lauren Varsalona – Will again be the #3 option, which isn’t a criticism. She’s behind Hamilton and Gober.
Courtney Stager – Has the pedigree, but will that translate to playing time next season?
Mallory Borden – Borden needs to become a better hitter. Her range in the field lacks.
Sarah Hamilton – For me, Hamilton is the #1 ace of the staff. The strikeout queen will keep the Noles in most ball games.
Brittany Joseph – Improved at 1B as the season went on, but the bat needs to improve or a recruit or two might take that job away.
Robin Ahrberg – The de facto starting catcher next year? Hopefully she’s healthy, and can dust the rust off quickly.
Camille Garcia – My guess is that Garcia will see some time at 3rd and maybe some DP spots.
Allison Collins – Relief catcher? DP? If Collins is hitting, she could add some needed power to the lineup.