Goody’s Corner: Time Flies When You’re in the Place You Are Meant To Be

Goody's Corner Time Flies

It feels like just yesterday I was blogging about the opening day for the 2016 NPF season, and now – here I am blogging about the NPF National Championships approaching on August 19-23 in Tuscaloosa, AL. By the way, my USSSA Pride team is the regular season CHAMPS! Its hard to explain in words, how quickly this season has just flown by for me. I believe it’s because I’m living my dream doing what I love, which is playing Softball at the professional level! So what is a day in the life like? Wake up early, get to the airport in time to check bags, return the rental car, hop on a plane … [Read more...]

USSSA Florida Pride Sign Former Wolverine Lauren Sweet

Lauren Sweet USSSA Pride

Kissimmee, FL-May 27, 2016-The USSSA Florida Pride is pleased to announce the signing of free agent Lauren Sweet for the 2016 season. “I am so excited about joining the Pride! It is going to feel great to get back out on the field. I'm thrilled that I get another chance to play the game I love,” Sweet said about signing with the Pride. “I look forward to learning from the veterans on the team and playing alongside some of the best players in the game!” During her time at Michigan, Sweet started 221 games behind the plate and finished her freshman season as Big 10 Freshman of the Week. In … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Sign Ace Kelsey Nunley

USSSA Pride Kelsey

Kissimmee, FL- May 26, 2016- The USSSA Florida Pride is pleased to announce former Kentucky Wildcat Kelsey Nunley has officially signed with the Pride. The SEC Pitcher of the Year was the 5th overall pick in the 2016 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) draft. “I am very thankful for this opportunity and feel very blessed to be a part of the Pride,” said Kelsey about joining the Pride. Kelsey ended her college career as arguably the best player in Kentucky softball history. The Soddy Daisy native excelled on the mound at the University of Kentucky for four seasons setting the school record for … [Read more...]

Pride Solidify Pitching Staff With Signing of Jolene Henderson

jolenea pride

Kissimmee, FL—May 10, 2016-The USSSA Florida Pride announce the signing of free agent pitcher Jolene Henderson to a three-year contract. Henderson became a free agent on May 1st after being franchised by the Dallas Charge. The former Cal Berkley and Team USA pitcher finished 3-10 with a 2.18 ERA in her National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) rookie season last year. “I think Jolene will be a great addition to the Pride staff and USSSA organization. I’ve always been a fan of her ‘give me the ball’ attitude since her college days at Cal. She’ll immediately help solidify our staff and will be a great … [Read more...]

National Pro Fastpitch Announces New Partnership with Rawlings Sporting Goods

USSSA Pride Dimensions Rawlings

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...]