TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Playing both at home and on the road during the upcoming week, No. 8 Florida State (10-6) will host Holy Cross (0-5) on March 3 before heading down to Orlando to play RV UCF (16-2) on March 4. The game between the Seminoles and Knights was rescheduled after rain cancelled the game originally scheduled in Tallahassee on February 26.
“Excited to be back at home and welcome a former Nole back to Tallahassee,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “Jen Lapicki was a big part of my first ACC Championship here at Florida State and I’m proud of her continuing to grow the game and develop young women as a coach at Holy Cross. Also, I’m glad that we were able to find a spot to play UCF again after last week’s rain. We always love to compete against them, and are looking forward to facing them down at their place on Wednesday night.”
Tuesday’s game against Holy Cross will be the first meeting between the Seminoles and Crusaders in fastpitch softball. The head coach of Holy Cross, Jen Lapicki, played at Florida State in 2010 and 2011 after transferring from Tennessee.She earned Academic All-ACC honors during both of her seasons with the Seminoles, in addition to being named to the All-ACC Second Team and the All-ACC Tournament team as a senior in 2011, when FSU became the lowest-seeded team to ever win the Tournament title as a No. 4 seed.
Florida State leads the all-time series against UCF, 19-5, and have won each of the last nine games in the matchup, dating back to 2012. The Noles are 9-3 against the Knights in Orlando, last falling to UCF on the road in a 2-1 loss on April 6, 2011.
UCF assistant coach Kendra Lynch is in her second season on the Knights’ staff and was Florida State’s volunteer assistant coach during the 2018 season as the Seminoles won their first NCAA National Championship. Brandi Stuart, former FSU softball player and two-time NFCA All-American, is the UCF Executive Associate Athletic Director and serves as the department’s Senior Woman Administrator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
Tuesday’s game against Holy Cross will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra, while Wednesday’s game at UCF will be streamed on their Twitch channel. Links for the broadcasts and live stats will be available on the softball schedule page on Seminoles.com.
Fans can listen to the FSU softball coaching staff, head coach Lonni Alameda and assistant coaches Travis Wilson and Troy Cameron, on their weekly podcast: Coaches and Coffee – The FSU Softball Podcast. Each week, the coaches talk about the current state of the Seminole softball team, chat about NCAA softball from around the country, and have a lot of fun along the way. The podcast can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, or directly at our website – fsusoftballpodcast.wordpress.com.
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