FloSports honors black athletes and champions that have made an indelible impact on the sport and in their community.
Rising Star: For 2023 Kayden Henry, Mediocrity Is Not An Option
Oct 12, 2020One of the first things you’ll notice when scrolling through Kayden Henry’s Twitter feed is the post pinned to the top. It’s a quote from Bob Shipley, a former Texas high school coach and athletics director. The first sentence is particularly meaningful to Kayden, a left-handed-hitting outfielder for Texas Bombers-Smith:
Rising Star: 2023 Shortstop Tallen Edwards Lives For The Big Moments
Sep 28, 2020At 15, Birmingham Thunderbolts shortstop Tallen Edwards already knows as much about running a business as many adults. She didn’t have to look far for a successful blueprint. Her father Larry is a private hitting instructor, while her mother Pam has owned a commercial cleaning business with her brother for the past 20 years.
Rising Star: 2022 Outfielder Dakota Kennedy Chooses Arizona
Sep 14, 2020Before the recruiting rules changed in 2018, the temptation to commit early was overpowering, especially for a player as highly sought after as Dakota Kennedy.
Rising Star: Hotshots Playmaker 2022 Infielder, UCLA-Commit, Kennedy Powell
Aug 17, 2020The molding of a champion takes years of hard work, sacrifice, and even a few tears along the journey. No one knows this better than Hotshots Premier-Nelson infielder Kennedy Powell.
Rising Star: How Taylor Tinsley Handled A Crash Course In Challenges
Jul 21, 2020If life lessons are taught through challenges, Taylor Tinsley has gotten a crash course the past few months both on and off the field.
Rising Star: 2022 Pitcher/Slugger NiJaree Canady
Jun 23, 2020Over the past year, NiJaree Canady came close to winning state championships in both softball and basketball. In both cases, she watched opportunity slip from her grasp due to circumstances completely beyond her control.
Jayda Coleman Named 2019-20 Gatorade National Softball Player Of The Year
Jun 12, 2020Jayda Coleman can’t pinpoint the exact day, year, and event where it was when a much older fan approached her after one of her games and adamantly stated his doubts about Coleman being successful as a left-handed shortstop. All she knows is that his words and others like those have fueled a fire inside Coleman that has been growing for years since she first picked up a glove at an early age.
Rising Star: 2022 Ace Kylee Magee Keeps It All In The Sun Devil Family
Sep 12, 2019As the youngest of seven children and the only girl in a very athletic family, it was inevitable that Kylee Magee would participate in sports. The only question was: which one would she be the most passionate about?
Rising Star: Karina Gaskins Tabbed Future Notre Dame Slugger
Jan 15, 2019Karina Gaskins can recall crushing softballs as young as nine years old. That’s when she met her hitting coach Kathy Hrycyna, a former division one softball player, who has been helping her improve her swing ever since. Fast forward, nearly a decade later and the same story hasn’t changed.
Rising Star: Why Jahni Kerr May Be Florida State's Next Phenom
Dec 27, 2018Jahni Kerri is a true rising star in the softball world. Also a track star for Wesleyan High School in Georgia, the Florida State-commit shines brightest on the diamond.