The Seminole State College of Florida Raider Softball team swept visiting Lakehawks from Lake–Sumter State College during a doubleheader on Saturday, March 17. The two wins also earned Head Coach Courtney Miller a coveted 1,000 career win milestone.
After the game, which concluded Seminole State’s inaugural Homecoming Week, the crowd, including many former student-athletes, parents and fans, congratulated Miller and signed a commemorative banner. With Miller’s milestone win, the Raiders moved to 33-6 overall and 5-1 in conference play this season.
Miller is currently in her 24th season as the Raider’s head coach after starting the fastpitch program in 1995 at Seminole State. She has guided the Raiders to a Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) State title in 2012 and a Mid-Florida Conference (MFC) title in 2017. Additionally, she was named the FCSAA Coach of the Year in 2012 and the MFC Coach of the Year in 2017. In 2017, her team set a new College record with 53 wins, breaking the previous record of 51 set in 2015. Under Miller, the Raiders have made 16 consecutive FCSAA State Tournament appearances, and her teams have consistently been ranked in both the state and national polls throughout the years.
Her teams have shined off the field academically throughout her career with 216 players named to the MFC Academic Team; 129 players earning Academic All-State; 25 players named National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic All-American; and 89 players earning National Fastpitch Coaches Association Academic All-American Scholar-Athlete honors.
Finally, Miller served as the MFC Softball Chair for 22 years and served as the NJCAA All-American representative for two different terms.
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