Former Coral Springs Charter Softball Phenom Hits First Collegiate Home Run

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Coral Springs Charter graduate Shannon Doherty

Coral Springs Charter graduate Shannon Doherty {CSC Athletics}

By: Matt Rothman

Making her eighth start of the season, former Coral Springs Charter graduate Shannon Doherty hit her first college home run Friday night at University of Central Florida’s win 10-1 win over #12 University of Tennessee.

Doherty, who won four state championships in all four years of high school, hit her home run in the bottom of the third inning to give the Knights a 10-0 lead.

She was no stranger to home runs in high school as she had 21 in her high school career and hit to a .441 batting average.

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After being in and out of the lineup through the first few games of the season, Doherty leads the team in hitting at .500 and is tied for fourth on the team in RBI’s in only 16 at-bats.

She has played third base most of the season and will hope to continue her excellent start to the season as UCF attempts to enter the top-25 rankings nearly three weeks into the season.

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Matt Rothman

Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is now attending the University of Florida as a graduate student. Matt also covers the New York Islanders for The Hockey Writer, the New York Mets for Last Word on Baseball and Florida Gators Athletics for ESPN Gainesville. He has also worked for the Naples Herald, Collier Sports Insider and was an assistant sports editor for his school newspaper.

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