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Your Thoughts Thursday: FSU Softball Has Most Championship Potential of Spring Sports

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By Friday, all spring sports will be underway for Florida State.

This week, we asked our social media followers which of FSU’s spring sports programs had the best chance to win a national championship. The top response was the sport that won it most recently.

More than half of the 134 accounts to respond say FSU softball has the most national championship potential. That was followed by beach volleyball, which received 28 percent. 12 said women’s tennis was most likely to bring home a national championship this spring. Just over 10 percent gave the nod to first-year head coach Mike Martin Jr. and FSU baseball.

Our Take
We’re going against the grain this week.

FSU softball is certainly a force to be reckoned with, but the pitching issue is a significant one. That’s why we’re going with FSU beach volleyball as the program most likely to emerge with a national title.

Since it became an NCAA sport, FSU has reached the NCAA Championships every season and was twice a national runner-up. FSU loses Macy Jerger, but returns six of its top seven players when it came to duals won from last season.

That includes last season’s leader in duals won, Payton Caffrey. The five others — Sara Putt, Molly McBain, Alaina Chacon, Madison Fitzpatrick and Kate Privett — were all named preseason All-CCSA.

The Seminoles were tabbed as preseason No. 2 in the AVCA Coaches Poll. They’ll kick off the season at home on Friday against Louisiana-Monroe.

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