December 6, 2019
Louisville Transfer Danielle Watson Joins Softball

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Adding another right-handed pitcher to the staff, head coach Lonni Alameda announces the transfer of Danielle Watson to Florida State on Friday. Watson is enrolling at FSU for the Spring 2020 semester, but due to ACC transfer rules, she will not be eligible to compete for the Seminoles in 2020, but will be in the Garnet and Gold in 2021.

“Excited to bring Danielle into the family,” said Alameda. “She’s a competitor and a hard worker that challenges herself every day. Even though she will not play for us this coming season, Danielle will be an asset to our pitching staff, and the team as a whole. Can’t wait to have her on campus in the spring and join the program.”

Posting a 26-25 record with a 3.52 ERA and a .225 opponent batting average in her two seasons at Louisville, including three wins over ranked teams, Watson was a reliable presence in the circle for the Cardinals.

Watson will redshirt the 2020 season, and will train under Alameda who has coached an All-American pitcher in each of the last seven seasons, which is the longest current streak in the nation.

“I chose FSU because I love the staff, campus, facilities and culture,” said Watson. “I want to be a part of the FSU winning tradition. I strive to be the best I can be, both on and off the field, and believe that FSU will provide that opportunity for me.”

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