Florida State University has signed Palmetto Bay’s Carsyn Gordon to a softball scholarship. She will play third baseman and shortstop for the Seminoles in the 2015-16 season.
Gordon played for the Miami Stingrays and is an outstanding power hitter and infielder. FSU athletic officials think she will make an impact on the team from the moment she steps on the field. She has been described as “a fantastic defender at the hot corner and a leader on the field.”
“Carsyn is an outstanding athlete who can play anywhere,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “She will be an impact player from day one. She’s a next level athlete that we can’t wait to start working with in the fall.”
Gordon helped Coral Reef High School win the Florida High School Athletic Association District 8A state championship in 2013 and led them to the semifinals in 2014. She was named to the first team All Miami-Dade County for three years while in high school and tapped as the Miami- Dade County Player of the Year in 2014 after notching a .621 batting average and hitting seven home runs and 25 RBIs.
While playing for the Miami Stingrays, Gordon placed seventh at the Triple Crown Nationals in 2014 and had the same achievement in 2013 at the ASA 18U National tournament. In 2012, Gordon and the Stingrays finished fourth at the ASA 16U National tournament.
An outstanding scholar, Gordon has a 4.76 GPA while taking AP and honors classes at Coral Reef High School where she is participating in a medical program.
“I chose FSU because it has great academics and a great softball program,” said Gordon. “After I visited other campuses, I knew FSU was the choice for me. What helped me make my final decision was the coaching staff. They emphasized that FSU softball is a family and they made me feel right at home.”