The junior shortstop slugged 1.111, while posting an on-base percentage of .545 with seven RBI in leading FSU to three wins last week.
May 7, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State’s Justin Gonzalez was named ACC Player of the Week for the first time in his career after leading the Seminoles to a 3-0 week including two wins over Maryland to help the Seminoles secure their eighth ACC series victory of the season.
After missing three games with a sore right hamstring, Gonzalez returned to the starting line-up in a mid-week match-up at Jacksonville. The junior shortstop recorded a single and scored a run against the Dolphins while playing phenomenal defense assisting on six putouts including on a ball up the middle in the bottom of the ninth with a runner on which he got to and threw over to first for the out.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State offensive lineman Zebrie Sanders became the second Seminole selected by the Buffalo Bills in the 2012 NFL Draft when he was taken with the 144th pick Saturday. Sanders joined fellow teammate linebacker Nigel Bradham who was chosen in the fourth round with the 105thselection.
“Zebrie’s a guy that’s very intelligent, very conscientious, does the right things, stands for the right things and believes in team,” FSU head football coach Jimbo Fisher said. “He was a great student-athlete at Florida State in and out of the classroom. I’m extremely happy for him and his family as he continues his playing career at the next level.”
After having taken only five Seminole players ever in the draft, the Bills picked up two with the additions of Sanders and Bradham now bringing the total to seven Seminoles selected by the organization.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Redshirt junior wide receiver Willie Haulstead sat out the 2011 season with a concussion sustained in practice before the season began, but his return this spring has added to a very deep receiving corps.
“I had a smile from ear-to-ear, knowing I’m out there playing football, the game that I love,” Haulstead said about being back on the practice field.
Haulstead finished the 2010 season as the Seminoles third leading receiver with 38 receptions, but he led the team in touchdown catches (6) and yards per catch (15.4) and ranked second in receiving yards (587). Fisher referred to him as the team’s top receiver heading into the 2011 season. He did return for some late season practice during Champs Sports Bowl preparation, but did not play against Notre Dame.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Spring practice No. 3 for the Florida State Seminoles saw the Seminoles strap on shoulder pads Thursday afternoon as FSU eases closer to its first full-pad practice on Saturday. On another high 80 degree day at the Al Dunlap Practice Fields, Florida State worked through another 2 ½ hour session continuing fundamental work. Continue reading FSU finishes practice number 3→
Last Friday, the Florida State Football team landed the No. 1 ranked dual-threat quarterback in the country and also a top baseball prospect. Winston will not only be a new addition to the football team, but also the Seminole baseball team.
Winston was selected a USA Today All-USA first team All-American, Parade All-American and Under Armor All-American as well as being named the 2011 Gatorade Player of the Year for Alabama.
The No. 12 Lady Noles defeated the No.8 North Carolina in extra time Sunday afternoon with the help of Jessica Price, who found the back of the net to give Florida State a 1-0 victory in the ACC Tournament Quarterfinals at Fetzer Field.
The win advanced the sixth-seeded Seminoles into the semifinals of the ACC Tournament where they will square-off against second-seeded Virginia.
“This was a big win for our program,” said head coach Mark Krikorian. “Everyone knows that success in women’s soccer goes through UNC, so to come in here, be on the road and to win in overtime is a credit to our players’ hard work and resilient behavior.
According to seminoles.com, with the win, Florida State also created a bit of history on Sunday handing the Tar Heels their first ever loss in the ACC Tournament. UNC was 58-0-4 entering the quarterfinal match on Sunday. It also marked the first time the Tar Heels have lost three straight games in their 33-year history. The win was the first for the Seminoles in Chapel Hill (1-7-2), while it marked the first win over UNC in 11 tries in the ACC Tournament.
The Florida State soccer team clinched the sixth-seed in the ACC Tournament with a 5-5-0 record and 15 points this season. The Seminoles will face third-seeded North Carolina in the quarterfinals tomorrow after at 1:00 p.m.
The Tar Heels closed their regular season with 19 points and a league record of 6-3-1. UNC defeated FSU at home 2-0 in the regular season.
Sunday’s quarterfinal match-up will be the 11th meeting between Florida State and North Carolina in the ACC Tournament, according to seminoles.com.
“When you go and play at Carolina, it is always going to be a tough game,” head coach Mark Krikorian told reporters. “We played them earlier this year at our place and I don’t think we had our best performance on that day. They took advantage of it and capitalized on a couple mistakes that we made. We know that they are going to be a good team. They have certainly won their share of games over the course of time and it will be a tough first round test for us.”