USSSA Pride Add Jeff Ellsworth to 2016 Coaching Staff

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Kissimmee, FL- May 26, 2016-The USSSA Florida Pride have named Jeff Ellsworth as part of the 2016 coaching staff. Ellsworth will join Megan Willis and Samantha Ricketts as assistant coach under the guidance of head coach Lonni Alameda. “It's a tremendous honor to be part of this organization and the NPF League. To be able to be associated with this squad is a coaching dream come true. The athletes today on day one worked extremely hard and were very professional and I expected nothing less.” Ellsworth is one of the longest serving members of the Men’s National Team. He has since played … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Add Sam Ricketts to 2016 Coaching Staff

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Kissimmee, FL- May 24, 2016-The USSSA Florida Pride have named Samantha Ricketts as part of the 2016 coaching staff. Ricketts will join Megan Willis as assistant coach under the guidance of head coach Lonni Alameda. “I am very excited to be joining the USSSA Pride coaching staff this season and thankful to Don DeDonatis and Lonni Alameda for the opportunity. As a former NPF player I believe it is important to continue to support the league and I can't wait to get on the field with these elite athletes. “ Ricketts just wrapped up her second season as assistant coach at Mississippi State. … [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...]

Lessons from Lonni – The Honor of Being in the NPF

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Kissimmee, FL-March 30, 2016-The USSSA Florida Pride are pleased to announce Florida State Head Coach Lonni Alameda has signed a contract to become the Pride’s head coach for the 2016 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season. The three-time ACC Coach of the year will lead a Pride team that finished as regular season champions a season ago. Amid a busy NCAA softball schedule, FSU softball head coach Lonni Alameda sat down for her first interview with USSSA media. In her eigth season as FSU softball head coach Lonni can add pro fastpitch head coach to her resume. She will be taking the pivotal role … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Name Lonni Alameda as Head Coach

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Kissimmee, FL-March 2,2016-The USSSA Florida Pride are pleased to announce Florida State Head Coach Lonni Alameda has signed a contract to become the Pride’s head coach for the 2016 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season. The three-time ACC Coach of the year will lead a Pride team that finished as regular season champions a season ago. “We are more than excited to have a person and coach like Lonni Alameda lead the Pride. She has had a lot of success at the college ranks winning and developing players. We believe she’ll be a great leader for our professional players and a great representation … [Read more...]