2020-21 Season Recap
PHSC's women's softball team had a very successful 2021 season. The Bobcats qualified for the Regional tournament in North Carolina and won the South Atlantic Region B championship and a trip to the NJCAA World Series. This was the second time in school history and first time since 2011 that the softball team qualified for the World Series. At the World Series in Oxford, Alabama, the Bobcats lost their first game 2-0 to Phoenix College, who ended up winning the National Championship. They also fell to Murray State 5-1 to end their season.
Leading the way offensively was Tierra Riley (Anclote HS) who led the team in batting average, homeruns, and runs batted in. Taylor Tremmel (Tampa Gaither HS) led the team in runs scored and homeruns, and Ashtin Jordan (Wiregrass Ranch) was second on the team in homeruns and hit two homeruns in the regional tournament in North Carolina. Meghan Kimery (Seminole High School) led the team in stolen bases. KayLee Barber (Mitchell High School) led the team in extra base hits at the regional tournament in North Carolina, and Haylee Fernandez (Land O' Lakes High School) made a Sports Center Top 10 Play at the World Series when she robbed a potential homerun.
Leading the way for the pitching staff this year was Jasmin Fontela (Tampa Jefferson High School) who led the team in wins and won two games at the regional tournament which qualified the team for the World Series. Aaliyah Ortiz (Hardee High School) led the team in strikeouts.
Tierra Riley won the Florida College Activities Association Player of the Week. Additionally, Riley and teammate Meghan Kimery both made the NJCAA South Atlantic Region All-Tournament Team.
The PHSC women’s fast pitch softball program began in 1994 with the hiring of current Head Coach Tom Ryan who has established a well respected and competitive program.
The program has an impressive history with 10 post season appearances, four straight seasons of forty wins or more (1997-2000), State Runner Up (1999), and most recently 2011 Region X District P Champions with a fifth place finish at the National Tournament.
Over the years, players have received athletic recognition through NJCAA Player of the Week honors and selection to All-conference, state and regional teams. Also, many have received athletic scholarships to four year programs.
PHSC's women's softball program is proud of its academic success, boasting several players having received Academic All America recognition by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.