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 Sabrina Stutsman, an infielder from Windermere, Fla.
“I’ve always been a Nole fan, no other school compared!” Stutsman said. “The coaches, the players and definitely the school spirit made FSU the perfect place for me.”
Stutsman is a left-handed power hitter that can play second and third base. She has home run power with a steady glove and plays for the Windermere Wildfire organization.
“Sabrina’s a hard-nosed player that can flat out swing the bat. She’s that left handed power bat in a lineup that you have to watch out for,” said assistant coach Travis Wilson. “She has serious pop in her bat and can play multiple positions. I see her having a bright future here at Florida State.”
Stutsman has been impressive at the plate in her three seasons at West Orange High School. She broke her school’s home run record with nine round-trippers in 2013 as a sophomore on her way to earning second team All-State honors. Stutsman followed that up with an excellent junior campaign for the Warriors, batting .419 (31-for-74) with nine doubles, six home runs, 36 RBI and an on-base percentage of .495 in 2014.
Her father, Steve Stutsman, who was a tight end at Baylor from 1987-91, coaches Sabrina on her travel team, the Windermere Wildfire 96. In 2011, the Wildfire were ASA Southern national champions of the 14U division and placed 33rd at the 16U ASA national tournament in both 2012 and 2013. In the 18U division in 2014, Stutsman and the Wildfire earned a 24th place finish at ASA Nationals.
“My dad has been a big influence on my life and has been my coach since day one,” Stutsman said. “He never stops putting in time to help me become the best I can be. Being an athlete himself as a former football player at Baylor he taught me the drive and determination needed to give what it takes. He is the best coach out there.”
Stutsman is a member of the National Honor Society and has earned a spot on the West Orange AB Honor Roll each year of high school. She has also been a member of the Student Government Association in both her junior and senior years.
She selected Florida State after being recruited by South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida Gulf Coast, among other schools.
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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