Florida Gators softball picks up a transfer from Mississippi State

Special report on the Florida Gators softball team:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Head Coach Tim Walton and the Gators welcomed transfer Kinsey Goelz to the program Tuesday afternoon. The Lakewood Ranch High School standout finished the 2019 season as a redshirt freshman at Mississippi State and will be eligible to compete in 2021.

“We’re excited to have Kinsey join our program this fall.” Walton said. “She’s a talented player that already has SEC experience and we’re looking forward to helping her progress both on and off the field as a Gator.”

With the Bulldogs, Goelz appeared in 24 games and picked up 19 starts at shortstop. She made her collegiate debut against Valparaiso Feb. 9, 2019 and earned her first start against No. 5 Washington Feb. 14.

In 2018, Goelz received a medical redshirt after she suffered an injury during the fall before her freshman season.

Academically, the Myakka City, Fla., native placed on the 2018 First-Year SEC Honor Roll and the 2019 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.

Kinsey Goelz

Hometown | Myakka City, Fla.
Previous School |Mississippi State
High School | Lakewood Ranch High School
B/T – R/R | Pos. – UTL
Travel Team | Tampa Mustangs – TJ

High School/Travel Ball Notes & Accolades

  • 2017 PGF All-American
  • 2017 PGF All-American Game – East Team Starting Shortstop
  • 2017 Miracle Sports All-State Second Team
  • 2017 Herald-Tribune All-Area First Team
  • 8A Defensive Player of the Year Runner-Up
  • 2016 FHSAA 8A District Championship at Lakewood Ranch
  • 2016 Miracle Sports All-State First Team
  • 2016 Bradenton Herald All-Area First Team
  • 2015 PGF 16U Premier National Championship with Tampa Mustangs – TJ
  • 2015 PGF 16U Premier National Championship MVP
  • 2015 FHSAA 7A District Championship at Braden River
  • 2015 Miracle Sports 7A All-State First Team
  • 2015 Bradenton Herald All-Area First Team
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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.