USSSA Pride Add Wilson and Downes to 2015 Coaching Staff

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. | The USSSA Florida Pride of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league have named Travis Wilson and Todd Downes as part of the 2015 coaching staff. Wilson and Downes will serve as assistants to head coach Mike Davenport who was named head coach last month. This staff will look to lead the Pride to the organization’s fourth NPF Championship in just its seventh NPF season. Wilson in his fourth year at Florida State University where he helped lead the Seminoles to their first Women’s College World Series (WCWS) appearance since 2004. Last year under Wilson’s offensive guidance, … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Announce Mike Davenport as Head Coach

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Kissimmee, FL--The USSSA Florida Pride have named Mike Davenport as head coach for the 2015 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season. Davenport, who is currently the head coach at the University of North Georgia (UNG), was an assistant coach on the Pride’s 2014 NPF championship team. He helped lead the team to a 36-16 overall record and their third Cowles Cup Championship. “I am extremely honored and humbled to help lead this group of women and to remain a part of the USSSA Pride organization,” state Davenport.  “I am excited to have the opportunity once again to work with some of the best … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride to Play Series in Kansas City

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Kissimmee, FL---The USSSA Florida Pride will play their first home series of the 2015 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season against the Dallas Charge on June 11th and 12th in Kansas City, KS. This marks the first time a NPF series will be played during the Top Gun Invitational youth tournament and in the Kansas City metro area. The Kansas and Missouri area features a large fastpitch community as well as the Top Gun Invitational, one of the premiere youth fastpitch tournaments in the country that features over 110 youth teams. This hotbed for fast pitch softball provides the NPF and the Pride … [Read more...]

A New Look: Cat’s Corner Vol. 5

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Hello Pride fans… Yes I realize I skipped a month and this is 4 days past due as well! I am sorry to keep you all waiting SO long. However, my other job (coaching) has consumed my time and my brain! When February rolled around, getting ready for the first weekend of games kept me busy. Hosting tournaments is great, but gathering as much info as you can on teams you haven’t ever seen play before it not always fun. Having coached Division 2 for the last three years, I was really out of touch with Division 1 teams. Speaking of season, it’s flying by! I cannot believe it’s already March … [Read more...]

Leaving a Legacy: Caitlin Lowe Set the Standard in Softball

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Legacy is defined as anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor. In sports, we often measure an athlete’s legacy by how she impacted the game and people around her. Did she leave the game and her successors better than when she arrived? Caitlin Lowe has left a legacy in softball that far transcends the outfield grass or the left-handed batters box. This week Lowe announced her retirement from the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) as she now focuses on her coaching career at the University of Arizona. In her farewell letter, Lowe stated “I choose to say goodbye to my … [Read more...]