Pride’s First Round Pick, Shipman, Signs

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Kissimmee, FL—May 28, 2014- The USSSA Pride is pleased to announce their first round draft pick out of the University of Tennessee, Madison Shipman, has signed to join the Pride roster this summer. Shipman was the Pride’s first pick and the 2nd pick overall of the NPF 2014 Draft. “I am so excited to start the new chapter of my career with the USSSA Pride. To be able to play at that level with that talent on the field is legendary! Go Pride!” Shipman said after signing. Shipman just completed a stellar career at Tennessee, leading the Lady Vols in 2014 with a .417 batting average. As the … [Read more...]

Pride’s Opening Weekend on ESPN3

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Kissimmee, FL-May 28, 2014- The USSSA Pride is excited to announce the National Pro Fastpitch series between the USSSA Pride and the Pennsylvania Rebellion will be aired live online on ESPN 3. The Pride is taking their first home series of the year on the road to Salisbury and Baltimore, Maryland. All four contests will be aired live, with Bernie Guenther, Barb Jordan, and Kristen Bedard on call. The schedule for the weekend is as follows:   Day Start Time (ET) Network Home Title/Away Link Fri 5/30/2014 19:05 ESPN3 USSSA … [Read more...]

Madison Shipman Names Top 10 Finalist for 2014 Senior Class Award

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Contact: Stephen K. Lee (865) 974-7478,[email protected] April 2, 2014 Release Online: http://1tn.co/ShipmanSCAFinalist VOTE HERE EVERY DAY: http://1tn.co/VoteShipman OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -May 2, 2014- Tennessee senior Madison Shipman was named one of 10 finalists for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate softball on Wednesday. The prestigious award recognizes student-athletes who excel both on and off the field. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Draftee Madison Shipman Named SEC Player of the Week

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --Tennessee senior shortstop Madison Shipman has been named the SEC Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday. This week's honor marks the second time Shipman has been named SEC Player of the Week this season and the third time she has received the accolades in her UT career. She previously was SEC Player of the Week on March 24, 2014, and April 9, 2012. Shipman is the third Tennessee softball player to earn SEC Player of the Week honors three times in a career, joining Raven Chavanne (2010-13, six times) and Lindsay Schutzler (2004-07, three … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Daily News – NPF 2014 Draft: USSSA Pride Selects Madison Shipman 2nd Overall

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By Los Angeles Daily News Los Angeles- April 15, 2014- Former Valencia softball standout Madison Shipman, a shortstop at Tennessee, was the second overall pick Monday in the National Pro Fastpich Draft in Nashville. Shipman was selected by the USSSA Pride and was the first position player drafted after Arizona State pitcher Dallas Escobedo went first overall to the Pennsylvania Rebellion. Cheyenne Coyle, a Chatsworth graduate and Arizona State shortstop, was the first pick in the fourth round and 13th overall by the Chicago Bandits, the defending NPF regular-season … [Read more...]