On May 22, 2019, the Admiral Farragut Academy Varsity Softball team made history again, winning their second Class 3A state softball championship in a row.
“One of the worst-best feelings in life is getting doused with gatorade,” Softball Coach Linda Derk said with a laugh. “You know you’re getting doused because you’re a champion, but wow it’s a sticky, gross feeling. It’s so worth it though. I wouldn’t change it for the world.”
Champion is just the right word for the softball team, who knocked out Orlando’s Cornerstone Charter Academy to win the first Class 3A state softball championship in Farragut history.
On April 4, 2018, the Tampa Bay Times website released a news story by staff writer Bob Putnam entitled “No varsity blues at Admiral Farragut where underclassmen dominate”. In the article, Putnam features our Softball team, including interviews with Coach Linda Derk and several of our student-athletes. Read below for several excerpts, as well as a link to the story.
“Success is a Journey, not a Destination”
“This quote speaks volumes of our journey this spring 2017 softball season,” said Head Softball Coach Linda Derk. “Our season began in January with a very eager but young team. With only one senior on the team and three returning starters, Coach Brittany Joseph and I were not sure what to expect.” Read more
On Monday, April 3rd, a group of student-athletes and their parents gathered for an informational seminar on the softball college recruitment process hosted by Head Softball Coach Linda Derk. Read more
During the 44th Annual Clearwater For Youth Celebrity Banquet on Saturday, February 25, Alyssa Rano ‘20 received the “Excellence in Youth Sportsmanship” Award. Read more
The BlueJackets softball team had its dream season come to an end Thursday, losing 4-2 to Jacksonville University Christian in the Class 3A State Semifinals at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Florida. Read more
Behind another stellar performance by Corynn Miner, the Blue Jackets advanced to the Class 3A region final for the second consecutive season after a 12-0 win over Evangelical Christian. Corynn raised her record to 17-2 after striking out 13 over five perfect innings in which the BlueJackets easily handled the Sentinels in a mercy rule game.
Corynn (center) with softball teammates and coaches.
Today Corynn Miner ’16, who has attended Farragut since her freshman year, officially signed her National Letter of Intent for the University of Tampa. Read more