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 Zoe Casas, an outfielder from Rialto, Calif.
“I chose FSU because it felt like a home away from home,” Casas said. “I also wanted to be a part of a hardworking softball program that also had a good academic atmosphere.”
A left handed hitting and throwing outfielder from the Corona Angels organization in Corona, Calif., Casas has gap power and can slap as well.
She batted .644 with 10 doubles, four triples and two home runs, to go with 26 stolen bases as she earned California Interscholastic Federation Player of the Year honors for Division 4 as a junior in 2014. She was also named to the All-League First Team and was the Ambassador League Player of the Year.
In 2013, Casas earned First Team All-American honors by MaxPreps and was named the CIF Division 5 Player of the Year as Aquinas High School won the CIF Southern Section Division 5 Championship. She was nearly impossible to retire at the plate, batting .663 with 12 doubles, eight triples, two home runs and 16 stolen bases.
“I liked the way she played the game from the moment I saw her,” assistant coach Travis Wilson said. “She’s smart and has great game sense. Her ability to drive the ball coupled with an intelligent short game will serve her well.
“I’m excited to get a player that has played so many big pressure games at the travel ball level. The Angels are a program that does a great job of preparing their players to immediately make an impact at the college level. She will be ahead of the curve for sure.”
As part of the Corona Angels, Casas won 12U ASA/USA State and National Championships in 2008. The Angels were finalists at the 14U (2011), 16U (2012) and 18U (2014) PGF National Championships and have won three straight ASA Champions Cups from 2012 to 2014.
“My parents have been a huge influence on my life as they have always wanted me to be successful and to pursue my dreams,” added Casas. “Marty Tyson, my travel ball coach, has also been important because he always pushes me to do and be the best I can be, and has also taught me a lot about the game.”
Casas has taken honors classes and maintained a GPA of at least 3.5 throughout her entire time in high school. She chose Florida State over offers from Oklahoma, Ohio State and North Carolina, 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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