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Seminole State honors top athletes at banquet

The Seminole State College Athletics Department honored some of its outstanding student-athletes during an end-of-the-year banquet on April 24.

Sophomore Lauren Vinson, Seminole State softball's leading pitcher and an All-Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) honoree, earned the distinction of Female Athlete of the Year. Second-year outfielder Tyler Lesch, a first-team All-Mid-Florida Conference (MFC) selection, was named Seminole State's Male Athlete of the Year.

As the Raiders' No. 1 starting pitcher, two-time FCSAA Pitcher of the Week Vinson, also an honors student, amassed a 25-8 record – good for No. 2 in the state – and maintained an ERA of 2.625. Lesch was a top performer offensively, leading the Raiders in hits (59) and stolen bases (20). He also was No. 2 in batting average (.353).

Additional awards were presented in three categories for each sport: Most Valuable Player, Most Improved Player and Coaches' Choice. The honorees were:


  • Most Valuable Player: Brett Knief
  • Most Improved Player: Ty Krider
  • Coaches' Choice: Eric Wright


  • Most Valuable Player: Kalee Tabor
  • Most Improved Player: Alexis Schlotter
  • Coaches' Choice: Jessica Gipson

Women's Golf

  • Most Valuable Player: Elia Folch
  • Most Improved Player: Victorie Choi
  • Coaches' Choice: Lauren Shuford

For more information on Seminole State's athletic programs, visit the Raider athletics home page.

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