NOTE: This is part of a series of biographies on the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017 inductees. The HOF Banquet is Saturday, Jan. 27, at Kiana Lodge in Suquamish. Social hour begins at noon with the ceremony starting at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are available by reservation at kitsapathleticroundtable.org. Biographies were written by members of the HOF Committee.
Tiffany McDonald Kasdorf is unquestionably one of the best fastpitch players ever produced in Kitsap County, male or female.
She pitched North Mason to the state tournament in three seasons (2001, 2003, and 2004), with their best finish being third place in 2003. An injury kept her from playing in 2002. Her senior year alone she threw 11 no-hitters, struck out 294, and had an ERA of 0.30.
McDonald-Kasdorf was voted the Kitsap Sun Female Athlete of the Year in 2003 and 2004. She accepted a full ride scholarship to play fastpitch at Florida State University (FSU) where she led the Seminoles to four straight post-season appearances to Regionals (2005-2008) and to Super-Regionals in 2006.
A two-time team captain, she was named to numerous All-Tournament Teams, was twice named to the All-ACC Second Team, and finished her career as the all-time FSU strike-out leader (939) and number two in appearances (163), and innings pitched (898).
In 2006, Tiffany was a guest player on the British National Softball team and participated in the World Cup of Softball. In 2007, she led the ACC in innings pitched, games started, and wins. As a senior, she beat No. 1-ranked Arizona State.
She returned to FSU as a graduate assistant in 2009 and was the top assistant on the Dutch National Softball Team.
Tiffany and husband, Derek, run a successful residential construction company in Tallahassee, Florida. Her greatest joy is being a mother to her two small children, Joseph and Mark.