Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017
Subscribe to our News RSS

Featured Story

Raiders win first-ever conference title

Seminole State College softball team clinches No. 1 seed in the MFC.

After a 3 - 1 win over College of Central Florida on Thursday, April 13, The Seminole State College of Florida softball team clinched the No. 1 spot in the Division I Mid-Florida Conference (MFC), for the team’s first-ever regular season conference title.

The Raiders (46-7, 19-5 MFC) have shown that they are a force to be reckoned with both defensively and offensively. They are currently ranked No. 6 in the nation overall, with 566 hits and are ranked No.5 in the nation in shutouts with 15 perfectly pitched games.

Seminole State’s historic regular season run was bolstered by the leadership and skillful production of players like sophomore outfielder Jordan Davis, of Winter Springs, who missed only one game this season and has a batting average of .525 – the sixth best batting average in the country. Sophomore pitcher Melanie Murphy, of Melbourne, also helped underwrite the team’s triumph from the defensive end, with accolades such as being ranked third in the country in wins and seventh in shutouts and completed games.

“This team has been consistent all year long,” says Head Coach Courtney Miller. “That has been the biggest key for us. Solid defense and pitching have kept us in most of the games, and that has been the biggest factor in our success. … I am so proud that they won the first conference championship for our program and for Seminole State.”

With four of the remaining six games left in the season being played away, the Raiders are preparing to go on the road, leading up to their season finale at home on “Faculty Friday,” April 21, at 1.p.m. All Seminole State faculty, staff and their families will be honored and receive free admission. The Raiders will host the fourth-ranked Florida Southwestern State College Buccaneers in a doubleheader. Seminole State is 15-5 on the road and 28-2 at home. 

“We wanted to thank the faculty and staff here at Seminole State,” says Athletic Director Kurt Esser. “They are a tremendous resource for our teams and all of our student-athletes. So to thank them, we are letting all of their family in for free as well. As for the success of softball, it is a testament to Coach Miller. She has always won in the classroom and in the community – not to mention her winning over 900 games. The team she has assembled is full of great young ladies who are exactly the kinds of students and athletes every college wants.”

As one of six teams from the state of Florida ranked in the Top 20 and among two other MFC teams also represented in the rankings, Seminole State is gearing up to dominate the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) State Tournament on April 28-30 in Vero Beach.

“Every year the tournament comes down to which team is hitting over that three-day period,” says Miller. “Our sticks need to come alive that weekend, because everyone has good pitching and defense.”

All Raiders home events are free for Seminole State students, faculty and staff with a valid Seminole State ID. Admission is also available to the general public for a small fee. For more information, and to view the Raiders' complete season schedule and results, visit seminolestateraiders.com

Foundation »

Foundation honors donors, highlights successes at 2017 Celebration of Giving

Foundation honors donors, highlights successes at 2017 Celebration of GivingCorporate Champion Award During the event, Central Florida Regional Hospital was presented with the Foundation Board of Directors' top honor, the Corporate Champion Award.Read More »

Campus Announcements »

Dr. E. Ann McGee to step down as Seminole State president to become president emeritus

Dr. E. Ann McGee to step down as Seminole State president to become president emeritusDr. E. Ann McGee announced today that she will be stepping down as president of Seminole State College of Florida effective July 31, 2018. Dr. McGee has been president of the College since 1996 and is only the second president in the College‚Äôs 52-year history.Read More »

Student Life »

Start smart: 6 tips for college success

Start smart: 6 tips for college successGoing back to school can be overwhelming to some students, but it doesn't have to be. Following these expert tips will put you on the path to success and graduation.Read More »

Our Social Media
 

Featured Video

View All Videos »

Submit a News Story

Do you have a story that you would like us to cover? Send us the info and, if available, a related photo.

Submit story and/or photo Submit story
and/or photo

Media Relations »