SANFORD, Florida - Goals are an important thing in athletics and they certainly are important in academics. When Director of Athletics Kurt Esser arrived a year and a half ago he set stated the academic goal of a 3.0 Grade Point Average for the entire department. Now, three semesters later, the Student-Athletes scored a combined GPA of 3.07.

"This was achieved through the hard work of our kids, faculty, coaches and staff," mentioned Esser. "Our mission is to develop Raiders for their next steps in life, what better way to do that than giving them tools to succeed. What we continue to talk about is always getting better, doing the little things and finishing." 

The department GPA was boosted by 8 Student-Athletes who achieved a 4.0, five from softball (Keri Allen, Kayla Casella, Payton Germer, Taylor Langworthy and Ashe-Leigh Wells) and three from baseball (Stuart Rodriguez, Tim Dixon and Scott Fickas). Over 62% of the Raiders hit 3.0 or above.


  • Admission for regular season games is $5 for Adults, $3 for Youth (12&Under). Season Tickets are $30. All can be purchased at the gate.
  • The 2017 Softball team finished 53-11 and Champions of the Mid-Florida Conference
  • Coach Courtney Miller will begin the Spring campaign 33 wins short of 1,000
  • Seminole State will serve as host of the NJCAA Region 8 Softball Tournament, May 3-6, 2018
  • The 2017 Baseball team finished 25-25, its best record since 2013
  • The 2017 Women's Golf team finished 2nd at the NJCAA Championships in Duluth, GA
  • Seminole State Golf has finished in the top 3 in the Nation for the last 6 years
  • There are both advertising and rental opportunities at the Seminole State Raider facilities, for more information send an email to 

About the Seminole State Raiders:

The Raider Athletics Department of Seminole State College was established in 1965 and initially led by Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach Joe Sterling. Seminole State currently sponsors three sports all members of the NJCAA.  Both Baseball and Softball facilities are located on College Drive on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.

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Media contact: Kurt Esser, Director of Athletics, 407.708.2092,