UPDATED JULY 7:
Now that the offseason is here for the softball program, Florida State dipped into the transfer portal to add experience in the circle. Arizona State transfer Allison Royalty will join the program in 2023, coming in with two years of eligibility left.
“We are excited for the addition of not only a great person but a driven athlete that wants to be the best for this program,” head coach Lonni Alameda said in a statement. “She has been a proven competitor and we are excited about the experience she will bring to Team 40.”
Coming out of high school, she was the 4th ranked recruit by FloSoftball. In 2018 Royalty was the 38th ranked player for the class of 2020 per ExtraInnings.
As a Freshman in 2021, Royalty provided a 1-2 punch in the circle with Lindsay Lopez. As a member of the PAC-12’s All Freshman Team, she complied 19 starts and 32 appearances. The right handed pitcher ended her Freshman campaign with a 3.20 ERA and team leading 121 strikeouts.
Last season, Royalty had a 4.86 ERA in 15 appearances and 6 starts. In 31.2 innings pitched she allowed 35 hits, 23 runs, 22 walks, 37 strike outs. Opposing batters were hitting .269 while she was in the circle. Numbers were inflated for Royalty in 2022 as she was used in relief more and Arizona State expanded their pitching staff.
She comes to Tallahassee to help fill a role left open by the graduation of Danielle Watson.
Her bio, via FSU:
Allison Royalty | P | Corinth, Texas | Arizona State
At Arizona State: As a freshman in 2021 Royalty appeared in 32 games with 19 starts… she finished her freshman campaign with an 11-6 record, a 3.20 ERA and a team-leading 121 strikeouts… she became the fastest freshman pitcher at Arizona State to strike out 100 batters since Dallas Escobedo in 2011… she was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team… as a sophomore she played in 15 games with six starts and earned a 4.86 ERA… she struck out 37 batters in 31.2 innings of work… she finished her sophomore season with a 2-1 record… in her two seasons at Arizona State Royalty went 13-7 with a 3.54 ERA and 158 strikeouts in 156.1 innings.
High School: In 2018 Extra Innings ranked Royalty the No. 38 player in the class of 2020, and in 2020, FloSoftball recognized her as the No. 4 prospect in the class … A dominant right-hander, Royalty helped lead the Athletics Mercado/Smith 18u club team to a 2019 PGF 18u Premier National Championship … She also aided her team to a second-place showing at the IDT Boulder Tournament