The Evolution of Recruiting: Andrea Duran


The evolution of recruiting chronicles the recruiting journeys of USSSA Pride players. Each player narrates their own story and how they ultimately made the decision on where to play college softball. Watch how recruiting has changed through the years from the stories of each player. The evolution of recruiting begins in the 1990s and ends with the recent processes of our Pride rookies. The next recruiting story is that of another UCLA Bruin legend, Andrea Duran. At UCLA, Duran helped lead the Bruins to two National Championships. The NFCA All American was named the 2006 Pac-10 Player of … [Read more...]

The Evolution of Recruiting Featuring the Recruiting Stories of USSSA Pride Players


By: Jami Lobpries Recruiting. Perhaps, the most used word in elite fastpitch by everyone involved—coaches, athletes, parents, events. Recruiting has changed drastically over the last several years to the point where unofficial visits are the norm and official visits have become the final paid vacation to a school you've been committed to for several year [read here for the difference of official and unofficial visits]. The words “verbally committed” and “showcase tournaments” are commonplace in elite fastpitch today but rewind six, seven years ago and those words were rarely used. Today, … [Read more...]