Five Current and Former USSSA Pride Players Announced to Pac-12 All-Century Team

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Kissimmee, FL-April 27th-Just yesterday, Pac-12 announced the All-Century Softball team, a roster full of decoratedOlympians and Women’s College World Series Champions that have left a lasting imprint on the sport of softball. Thirty players were voted onto the team by a panel of 35 members consisting of coaches, players, administrators and members of the media based on the player’s collegiate playing days. Five of the players have one more thing in common: they continued their legacy in the NPF with the USSSA Pride. These five include: Natasha Watley (UCLA 2000-2003), Jessica Mendoza … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Selects 8 Draftees in 2016 NPF Draft

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Kissimmee, FL- April 15, 2016-It was a big night for the NPF, with a sold out crowd at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for the 2016 NPF Draft. Aired live on CBS Sports Network, seniors all over the country watched in hopes of hearing their name to join the NPF this coming summer. Among the 40 names that were called to join one of six professional softball teams in the NPF, only eight can call USSSA home this summer. In six rounds the Pride selected eight new Pride rookies that will fill the void a few key veterans left behind following the retirement of Cat Osterman and … [Read more...]

Goody’s Corner: 2016 NPF Draft Is Here

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As the National Pro Fastpitch Draft approaches, I can’t help but think about the incredible opportunity there is to play in a Pro Fastpitch League now. The years of hard work and financial support by so many people. So many Individuals who love this game so much, that they formed the NPF League for players like me, and countless others, to have a place to continue to play softball after our College careers! This is simply unbelievable when you stop and think about what it took, and continues to take to make this league thrive and grow. Saying I am extremely grateful, is an … [Read more...]

National Pro Fastpitch Announces New Partnership with Rawlings Sporting Goods

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Kissimmee, FL- April 13, 2016-National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) announced a brand new partnership with Rawlings Sporting Goods to be an Official Partner and Supplier of NPF effective April 13, 2016. “Rawlings is a brand that is synonymous with superior product performance on the diamond,” NPF Commissioner, Cheri Kempf said. “We are proud to begin a relationship and help introduce Rawlings softball equipment to a new generation of softball players.” The partnership grants Rawlings exclusive status in batting helmets for NPF teams. Rawlings will also work with core NPF athletes and provide … [Read more...]

Megan Willis Takes on New Role as Pride Assistant Coach

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Kissimmee, FL- April 12, 2016-Megan Willis will make her National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) coaching debut this summer as an assistant for the USSSA Pride.This off-season the six year Pride catcher decided it was time to step away from the game as a player and continue her professional legacy as a coach. “After this past season with the Pride I knew wholeheartedly I was finished playing for good. It's weird, I have been asked a few times if I will miss not playing and the answer is simple, no. I suppose that’s how you know you are ready to move on. That and I don't want to have collisions at the … [Read more...]