In the past there have been many women who have attended Florida State University and have played softball for the Florida State program. Over the next couple of months, my teammates and I will be doing Spotlights on previous players who have played here at Florida State.
I was able to connect with Lashaun (Davis) Williams, who played at Florida State from 2004-07. As an outfielder for the Noles, Lashaun played in 253 games and made 228 starts. She totaled 149 hits with 17 doubles, 11 triples, seven home runs, 64 RBI and 103 runs scored. In 2004, she helped the Seminoles win the ACC Championship and go to the Women’s College World Series. Overall for her career, FSU posted a record of 185-95.
Lashaun is married to Bradlee Williams and the two have three children – Bradlee, Jr. (8), Christian (6) and Sydney (5).
What are you doing now…job, family and fun things in life?
I’m work in the digital space and am currently designing and building a website for Sitter Circle (www.sittercircle.co). It is an app that we call the “Uber for babysitters”, enabling flexible and convenient childcare. We will be launching the app in May.
What skill did you acquire as an FSU Softball player that is helping you in life now?
The thing I would say being a softball player at FSU taught me most that has been an asset to thriving later in life, and in entrepreneurship particularly, is resilience.
Words of wisdom to me as a current Nole player or words to my teammates?
You only get one shot; take it.
What jersey number did you wear and why?
24 was what I wore my whole life and when I got to college the size of the number 24 jersey was way too big, so the number 22 was what I went with. I did well that I kept it.
What school did you enjoy competing against and why?
Georgia, because I knew people who played for them because I grew up in Georgia and it was fun because it was like going against the “home” school. There were quite a few Georgia girls on the FSU team at that time and to play against Georgia it felt like travel ball games all over again.
Funniest teammate you played with: Carlee Brieske
Sloppiest teammate you played with: Melissa Gillespie
Most caring teammate you played with: Melissa Gillespie
Best dancer you played with: Myself or Yuruby Alicart
Biggest storyteller you played with: BillieAnne Gay
Biggest rule breaker you played with: Myself, but everyone has their moments. My roommate and I were late coming back to the bus and missed the bus once.
Most memorable warrior on the field you played with: Tatiana George
Most impactful teammate you played with: Whitney Buckmon, she’s one of my best friends and was in my wedding. She is a life long friend.