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Raider athletes earn national, state honors

Kalee Tabor

Seminole State College of Florida student-athletes have received national, state and conference recognition for their outstanding performance on the field.

Sophomore softball infielder Kalee Tabor was named the Player of the Year for both the Mid-Florida Conference (MFC) and the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA), and she was one of two Raider softball players and seven total Seminole State student-athletes to be named an All-American.

In addition, across the three sports in which Seminole State competes – baseball, softball and women’s golf – six student-athletes earned All-FCSAA honors, and 11 were recognized within the MFC.

NJCAA All-American:

  • Kalee Tabor, softball, second-team infielder
  • Kristie Hoeffer, softball, third-team outfielder
  • Erika Wardzinski, women’s golf, first-team
  • Elia Folch, women’s golf, second-team
  • Lauren Shuford, women’s golf, second-team
  • Joanna Yoo, women’s golf, third-team
  • Victoria Choi, women’s golf, third-team 

All-FCSAA*:

  • Jessica Gipson, softball, first-team infielder
  • Kristie Hoeffer, softball, first-team outfielder
  • Kalee Tabor, softball, first-team infielder (FCSAA Player of the Year)
  • Lauren Vinson, softball, second-team pitcher
  • Jordan Cook, softball, second-team catcher
  • Brett Knief, baseball, second-team designated hitter

All-MFC*:

  • Jordan Cook, softball, first-team catcher
  • Jessica Gipson, softball, first-team infielder
  • Kristie Hoeffer, softball, first-team outfielder
  • Kalee Tabor, softball, first-team infielder (MFC Player of the Year)
  • Lauren Vinson, softball, first-team pitcher
  • Lindsey Nolan, softball, second-team pitcher
  • Tyler Lesch, baseball, first-team outfielder
  • Brett Knief, baseball, first-team designated hitter
  • Tyler Krider, baseball, second-team outfielder
  • Angelo Amendolare, baseball, second-team infielder
  • Eric Wright, baseball, honorable mention

*All-FCSAA and All-MFC honors are not given in women’s golf.

The season was highlighted by state and region championships for the softball and women’s golf teams, as well as a No. 2 national finish for women’s golf. Softball earned the distinction of FCSAA Academic Team of the Year and recognition as an NJCAA All-Academic Team.

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