FORT MYERS, Fla. – Head coach David Deiros announced the addition of seven newcomers for the 2021-22 roster Monday afternoon. The six transfers and one true freshman will help make immediate impacts in the circle, behind the plate, and in the lineup.
“I’m really pleased with the experience and tools each of our newcomers have to offer right away,” said Deiros. “All of them have the ability to make an immediate impact to our roster and I’m looking forward to seeing how it all plays out in the fall and going into the season.”
Jordan Almasy | RHP | UCF
Jordan broke Wesley Chapel High School’s single-season records for wins, strikeouts in a game and season, and innings pitched in 2019. With a 36-18 record and 428 strikeouts in 360 innings pitched, she was well on her way to breaking the school’s career marks despite a COVID-shortened senior season. Just this summer, Jordan helped her team, the Sarasota Circus, win the 2021 FGCL Championship. Almasy will have four years of eligibility remaining when she arrives in Ft. Myers later this month.
Deiros on Almasy: “Jordan is a talented pitcher with command of multiple pitches. She has an incredible work ethic and unending desire to learn—both are attributes necessary to be a workhorse in the circle.”
Cana Davis | Outfielder | Virginia Tech
Davis provides veteran experience to a young FGCU squad after four seasons at Virginia Tech – she had to sit out the entire 2020 season due to injury. The Harrisonburg, Va., native has a career .266 batting average over her 63 starts and 99 games played as a Hokie. She’s coming off her best year in 2021 while helping her team earn an NCAA Super-Regional berth. Cana set career highs in batting average, hits, doubles, home runs, and RBI while committing no errors in right field. Davis earned her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and comes to FGCU with one year left of eligibility.
Deiros on Davis: “I’m really excited to see what Cana can do at the plate and in the outfield for us this season. She has shown signs of being a strong power hitter in the past and she is the healthiest she has been since entering college. I am looking forward to seeing what she can accomplish in a full season.” Read more here….