Before starting her freshman year at FSU, Fitzpatrick picked up a number of impressive finishes in 2017, winning the 18U West Coast AAU Junior Olympic Games and placing second at the BVCA Championships. She was also one of six players in the country to be named to the 2017 AVCA High School Beach All-America Team.
Fitzpatrick earned three top five finishes on the beach volleyball circuit in 2016 and was the lone representative for the Seminoles on the USA Volleyball A1 Youth Beach U19 National Team. Among her top beach volleyball outings was a second place showing, among 65 teams participating, in the 18U Junior Olympics. At the AAU Nationals, with 90 teams involved at the event, she earned a third place finish. She also earned a fourth place showing at the HP U19 and was an AVP participant, where she finished ninth place.
The 2015 All-Big Bend Offensive Player of the Year for beach volleyball, she reached the podium with a second place at the U19 High Performance (HP) Championships (2015) after placing fifth of 43 teams in the U17 HP Championships (2014).
She ended her four-year prep indoor volleyball career with 1,061 kills (3.28 kills/set), 765 digs (2.36 digs/set), 138 service aces, 104 blocks and a .338 hitting percentage.
A 5-11 outside hitter at Lincoln High School, she capped off the 2016 indoor campaign with single-season highs in kills (350), kills per set (4.07), hitting percentage (.371), digs (320), service aces (41) and total blocks (50). It marked the second time in as many seasons that she recorded at least 300 kills and 200 digs, after posting 317 kills (3.56 kills/set) and 200 digs (2.24 digs/set) in her junior season.
In 2016, she was the primary offensive weapon for head coach Katie Johnson’s Lincoln High School unit that finished 21-5 overall and reached the second round of the 7A Florida State Volleyball State playoffs.
As a senior, Fitzpatrick was recognized as the Wendy’s Heisman winner for Lincoln High School and was named to the AVCA Under Armour All-American Watch List. An AVCA All-Star honoree for the Leon County District in 2016, she was also recognized as First Team All-Big Bend (2015), a scholar athlete award recipient (2015-16), Most Valuable Player (2015) and a three-time captain for Lincoln High School indoor volleyball.
She capped off her final season at Lincoln High School by recording 20 double figure kill outings and 14 double doubles. Her best offensive performance of the season came in back-to-back five-set matches against Cardinal Mooney (Sept. 16) and Sarasota (Sept. 17), where she finished with 27 kills. The match against Cardinal Mooney also included 22 digs, one of two 20-dig outings for Fitzpatrick on the season, who capped off a five-set win over Sneads with a career-high 24 digs.
Born on October 8, 1998 … daughter of Lori and Michael Fitzpatrick … has one sister, Lexi, who also plays beach volleyball … majoring in Communication and Media … also played soccer and ran track … her father, Michael, played football at Valdosta State, her mother, Lori played volleyball at Georgia Southern.