Lagodzinski joins defending national champ
2022 ScoutU infielder accepts offer to play softball at Florida National University
July 21, 2021
By Jon Feyen
Danika Lagodzinski has always been complimented for her versatility on the softball diamond. She can handle the middle infield, third base or even catcher. Those skills will be essential in the coming years, as Lagodzinski joins an already strong program. Recently the 2022 ScoutU prospect committed to Florida National University, which won last spring’s Small College World Series.
Florida National, a member of the NAIA, is adding a homegrown talent in Lagodzinski (Fort Myers, Fla.). She was impressed by the school’s athletics as well as its academic philosophy.
“Florida National stood out, because the school is truly all about helping out the students and getting one-on-ones with the students if they need it, which is what I’ve always been looking for,” she said.
Lagodzinski has compiled a .421 batting average during club ball, and she owns a 60 mph throw across the infield. Even with those numbers, a college career was not guaranteed.
“I had one college call me and it was FNU,” Lagodzinski said. “But it just takes one to make your dreams come true. Honestly, a year ago I never thought that I would have the opportunity to play in college. But now that I know I will be able to, I truly feel blessed and anxious to play.”
Lagodzinski is a member of multiple leadership organizations, and she’s also a standout in the classroom (3.7 GPA). ScoutU’s Scott Woodcock noticed all the intangibles that make her such a special student-athlete.
“Danika is a versatile infielder who is proficient at any position,” Woodcock said. “She has a nice glove, good range and quick hands. Because she’s hard-working and highly coachable, she has developed rapidly.”
Throughout her career, Lagodzinski has been supported by her family, friends and teammates. ScoutU was happy to guide her across the finish line as she advances to the next level.
“Scott impacted my recruiting process by never giving up on me,” Lagodzinski said. “Even if I didn’t fully seem interested in FNU at first, he always kept asking me how it was going. I can never thank him enough for that, because he found me a home.”
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“Scott impacted my recruiting process by never giving up on me. Even if I didn’t fully seem interested in FNU at first, he always kept asking me how it was going. I can never thank him enough for that, because he found me a home.”