November 2012 Club Meeting
November Meeting with FSU Softball
Thursday, November 15th, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Beef O' Brady's on Thomasville Rd.
Social hour starts at 6 PM and our guests will join us around 6:45PM.
FSU Softball Coach, Lonni Almeda
Sophomore Pitcher, Lacey Waldrop
Junior Catcher, Celeste Gomez
Join us to hear from one of our outstanding Women’s Coaches and some of her great Athletes. Through four stellar years as the head coach at Florida State University, Coach Lonni Alameda has upheld the proud tradition of Seminole softball in guiding FSU to four consecutive trips to the NCAA softball championship. Alameda has helped FSU softball continue its streak of reaching the NCAA Tournament in 13 consecutive seasons - every year since the new millennium in 2000. In 2012, the Seminoles achieved a mark of 47-16, their most wins since going 62-12 in 2004. 2013 stands to be a great year again for FSU Softball as almost all starters return from last year’s squad.
Coach Alameda will be joined by Sophomore Pitcher Lacey Waldrop. Waldrop had a remarkable first year with the Seminoles, finishing 19-5 with a team-best 1.33 ERA ... also led one of the nation's top pitching staffs with six shutouts ... held the opposition to a .179 batting average and allowed just 21 extra base hits in 162.2 innings pitched on the season ... named to the All-ACC Second Team, becoming just the third freshman pitcher in school history to garner an All-ACC accolade, joining former players Niki Zenger (1995) and Jessica van der Linden (2001) and led the conference in earned run average.
Junior Catcher Celeste Gomez was hindered last year by a preseason ankle injury for much of the season ... appeared in 35 games and started 29 at catcher (9) and designated player (20) ... managed the game well as she stayed behind the plate for FSU's final eight games. In Celeste’s Freshman year she emerged as a strong power threat as the season progressed, batting .281 with two home runs and 14 RBIs ... stepped up big during the ACC Championship when she batted .300 with one home run and two runs scored over the three-game stretch ... one of four Seminoles to be named to the ACC All-Tournament Team.