Chipola Softball To Host Fsu Oct. 18
MARIANNA—The defending national champion Chipola softball team hosts Florida State University, Friday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. CST. The teams have met for the last two years with the loser going on to win the national championship at their respective levels. Chipola Associate Head Coach Jimmy Hendrix says, “We invite all Chipola and FSU fans to come out and see a great softball game. Our fall season also features road games with LSU, Florida, Georgia Tech and Tennessee.” Chipola’s 2019 campaign included numerous accolades in addition to a national title. Chipola's Amy Woodham was named the 2019 NJCAA Female Athlete of the Year. She made back-to-back appearances in the title game of the NJCAA DI Softball Championship, winning it in 2019. Woodham earned Outstanding Pitcher honors in the national tournament. In her final game in a Chipola uniform, Woodham recorded all but one out in a seven-inning 19-2 victory to seal the third softball title in program history. Chipola’s Candela Figueroa was been named the 2019 Dudley® NJCAA Division I Softball Player of the Year. The catcher/outfielder is from Entre Rios, Argentina, led Chipola to a third NJCAA National Championship (2019). She had a .513 batting average, with a .650 on base percentage, a .975 slugging percentage. Her numbers include: 66 stolen bases, 61 walks, 14 home runs and 154 total bases. She Her honors include NJCAA Division I First Team All-American, NJCAA Division I Tournament Most Valuable Player, Panhandle Conference Player of the Year and FCSAA First Team All-State. The Chipola softball coaching staff also was recognized as the 2019 NFCA NJCAA DI National Coaching Staff of the Year. The staff includes Head Coach Belinda Hendrix, Associate Head Coach Jimmy Hendrix, and Assistant Coach Kelly Brookins.