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 JILL SEMENTO - Head Softball Coach
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Jill SementoJill Semento is entering her second year as the Vikings’ head softball coach. She began her coaching career as an assistant softball coach at SJR State before becoming the head coach at Lake-Sumter State College, a position she occupied for three years before returning to SJR State. In her second year at LSSC, Semento led her team to the FCSAA State Tournament for the second time in the school’s history, with the team finishing in the top eight for the first time in the program’s history.

Semento attended the University of South Carolina, where she led the team as a true freshman in on-base percentage (.397), slugging percentage (.487), home runs (5), RBIs (18), walks (14) and hit-by-pitches (7). She stood second in doubles (6) and triples (1) and ranked third on the squad with a .287 batting average, 10 runs scored and 33 hits. As a sophomore, Semento led the team with a .313 batting average, a .469 slugging percentage, a .409 on-base percentage, 24 RBIs, 14 walks, and 2 sacrifice flies. She posted six doubles and three home runs for the season, ranking second on the team for both.

Semento transferred to Stetson University for her junior year, where she made the Atlantic Sun All-Tournament and All-Academic teams. She played in 52 games during her debut season with the
Hatters, starting 51 games at third base and batting .224 with seven doubles (second on the team), three home runs and 16 RBIs. Semento tied for second on the team with 25 walks. In her final season, Semento boasted a .300 batting average and led the team in on-base percentage (.459), RBIs (29), home runs (7), walks (29), and hit-by-pitches (11) and was second on the team in slugging percentage (.500).

Semento received her baccalaureate degree in Sport Management from Stetson University and recently completed her master’s degree in Recreation and Sport Science.