The time every Florida State softball fan has been waiting for is here. On Tuesday, FSU announced the schedule for the 2023 softball season. Brining back a large group of talented returners, Head coach Lonni Alameda has also gotten the top talent from the transfer portal, and an accomplished group of freshmen.
Starting off the season, the ‘Noles will host the JoAnne Graf Classic in Tallahassee from February 9-11. The opponents will feature Lipscomb, Longwood and Purdue.
Before heading to the Clearwater Invitational, FSU will host FAMU. In Clearwater from February 16-19th, could face a number of teams, and the dates, times and matchups are still unknown. But the field includes Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Duke, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, UCF, UCLA, USF and Virginia Tech.
After Clearwater, the ‘Noles return home to face North Florida for a midweek on February 22nd. They will stay home the 23-25th to host the Unconquered Invitational with FGCU, Lamar and Troy.
Another home tournament March 3-5 will see UMASS, Colgate and Georgia Southern at the Plex.
The spring break road trip will be a tough test, as they head out to Oklahoma March 10-14 to face Oklahoma State, Louisiana and the reigning national champions in the Oklahoma Sooners.
ACC play will start with Syracuse visiting Tallahassee March 17-19, followed by the first ever trip to Durham to face Duke the 24-26th. Ending March at home will be Georgia Tech the 31-April 2.
Keeping theme of visiting two ACC schools for the first time, FSU will see Clemson at home for the first time ever April 6-8th.
A midweek with Jacksonville on April 12th before the Hoos of Virginia travel to Florida’s capital city the 14-16. Another midweek at Stetson highlights a roadtrip before heading to Virginia Tech the 21-23rd.
The ‘Noles will bookend with the Florida Gators on April 26th at home and May 3rd in Gainesville, with a roadtrip to Notre Dame April 28-30th. Finally they will host Louisville to finish out the regular season May 5-7.
The ACC Tournament will be hosted by Notre Dame starting May 10th.
Exact times and TV channels are unknown at this time, but stay tuned to Seminoles.com as well as FSU softball on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Ladies and gents, this is the moment you've waited for! #OneTribe— Florida State Softball (@FSU_Softball) November 15, 2022
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State softball and head coach Lonni Alameda announced their schedule for the 2023 season. This season marks the 40th season of fastpitch softball at Florida State. The Seminoles will play a total of 54 games in the regular season with 30 of those at JoAnne Graf Field at the Seminole Softball Complex. In total, Florida State plays against 13 teams that made the NCAA Tournament a season ago and five teams that were in the 2022 Women’s College World Series. Returning season ticket holders can renew their season tickets by Logging into their Account on Seminoles.com or by calling the FSU Athletic Ticket office at 850-644-1830. Fans interested in purchasing tickets for the 2023 season can visit us online at Seminoles.com or over the phone. Additionally, there is a new premium seating option for fans at JoAnne Graf Field. The Bullpen Terrace, located over the home bullpen, will provide fans an all-inclusive experience for a $1,500 season ticket, including a $250 Annual Fund contribution. The Bullpen Terrace ticket price includes food, beverages, beer and wine along with in-seat service and access to a dedicated restroom. Fans interested in more information or purchasing tickets for the Bullpen Terrance can call the FSU Athletic Ticket Office at 850-644-1830.