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...]

Caitlin Lowe’s Legacy Continues with USSSA

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Kissimmee, FL- June 5, 2015- Throughout her career, Caitlin Lowe has played and excelled at every level. She has continuously given back to the game and helped paved the way for future generations both on and off the field. Lowe announced her retirement from the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) this past spring, but her legacy in the game and the USSSA organization will continue. Lowe can now add more milestones to her illustrious career as she continues to raise the bar for all female athletes. Lowe will become the first female professional athlete to be named a USSSA Hall of Famer. She was … [Read more...]

Pride Sign Arizona Power Hitter Chelsea Goodacre  

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Kissimmee, FL – May 31, 2015- The USSSA Florida Pride of the National Pro Fast Pitch (NPF) league announces the signing of free agent Chelsea Goodacre. Goodacre was recently named to the NFCA All-American Second Team. The former Arizona catcher from Temecula, California adds a key source of power to the Pride both behind the plate and in the lineup. “Goodacre has put up tremendous power numbers since she arrived at Arizona and has been a steady presence behind the plate. We think she can continue both of these qualities in the NPF and she adds depth at the catching position, something we … [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 and … [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...]