TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – On Thursday, Nov. 13, Florida State Softball announced its 2015-16 recruiting class consisting of six student-athletes who will be joining the Seminole family next season. This week, we are highlighting each individual to allow fans to know more about those who will soon be wearing the Garnet and Gold. Today, the spotlight shines on Carsyn Gordon, a third baseman and shortstop from Palmetto Bay, Fla.
Gordon is an outstanding player from the Miami Stingrays organization and a power hitting infielder who will contribute from the moment she steps on campus. She is also a fantastic defender at the hot corner and a leader on the field.
“Carsyn is an outstanding athlete that can play anywhere. Impact player from day one. She’s a next level athlete that we can’t wait to start working with in the fall,” said head coach Lonni Alameda.
Gordon won the FHSAA 8A state championship with Coral Reef High School in 2013 and was a semifinalist in 2014. She has been named to the Miami-Dade County First Team in each of her first three years of high school and earned the 2014 Miami-Dade County Player of the Year award after batting .621 with seven home runs and 25 RBI.
In her time with the Miami Stingrays, Gordon placed seventh at the Triple Crown Nationals in 2014 and equaled that finish in 2013 at the ASA 18U National tournament. In 2012, Gordon and the Stingrays finished fourth at the ASA 16U National tournament.
An excellent talent off the field, Gordon currently has a 4.76 GPA while taking AP and honors classes at Coral Reef High School. She is also currently participating in their medical program.
“I chose FSU because it has a great academic and 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.”
“Carsyn’s a dynamic player that will bring a lot of offense and will become a force in the ACC and at the national level as well,” said assistant coach Craig Snider.
“I’ve never seen her play a bad game,” adds assistant coach Travis Wilson. “The ball jumps off her bat as well as any player I have ever seen. Carsyn is very athletic and plays the game hard. She is your prototypical Florida State softball player.”
Gordon selected Florida State over offers from Auburn, UCF and Florida, among others.
Continue to come back to Seminoles.com each day this week as we shine the Recruit Spotlight on another member of the 2015-16 signing class.
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