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

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By Los Angeles Daily News 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 champions.  Shipman and Coyle were two of 20 … [Read more...]

2014 NPF Draft Replay

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Pride fans can relive the 2014 National Pro Fastpitch College Draft, presented by Bownet by watching the event again here on Youtube. As a reminder this is the outcome from the draft for the Pride: The Pride’s first selection went to Tennessee Lady Vols SS Madison Shipman as the second overall pick. The Pride then chose two Oregon Ducks with the sixth and 11th overall picks, INF Courtney Ceo and Outfielder Alexa Peterson. About USSSA Florida Pride: The USSSA Florida Pride is a professional franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch League that is owned and operated by USSSA. The … [Read more...]

LSU’s McDonald To Join USSSA Florida Pride

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By Clyde Verdin BATON ROUGE, La. – After a year off, second-year LSU volunteer assistant coach Sharonda McDonald will make her return to National Pro Fastpitch this summer as a member of the USSSA Florida Pride the organization announced today. McDonald, a veteran coach and former NPF All-Star, was last with the Akron Racers for three seasons from 2010-12 where she earned the NPF’s Golden Spikes award after hitting .303 on the year with 13 stolen bases for Akron. In all, the Houston, Texas, native has played professionally for six years between time with the Racers and Philadelphia … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Add Power in 2014 NPF College Draft

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 31, 2014 NPF College Draft USSSA Florida Pride Kissimmee, FL-- In a night when more than half of the draft picks went to pitchers in the National Pro Fastpitch College Draft, the reigning NPF Champions, the USSSA Florida Pride used their three picks to fulfill needs outside of the circle with their already talented roster. The Pride’s first selection went to Tennessee Lady Vols SS Madison Shipman as the second overall pick. The Pride then chose two Oregon Ducks with the sixth and 11th overall picks, INF Courtney Ceo and Outfielder Alexa … [Read more...]

2014 NPF College Draft Presented by Bownet

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Nashville, TN - March 30, 2014 - The 2014 National Pro Fastpitch College Draft will take place on March 31 in Nashville, TN at 8:00 pm EST. For the second year in a row, the NPF College Draft will be held at the Ford Theatre located inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and will be streamed live at www.profastpitch.com.  Legendary superstar Cat Osterman of the USSSA Pride as well as pro athletes Megan Willis (USSSA Pride) and Kelley Montalvo (Akron Racers) will be on hand to mingle with fans and watch the Draft unfold in person. The event is currently sold out. "Spring is … [Read more...]