2015 ACC Player of the Year Signs with USSSA Pride

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Kissimmee, FL -May 26, 2015- The USSSA Florida Pride of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league announce the signing of rookie Emilee Koerner to a two year contract.  The former Notre Dame centerfielder was recently named the 2015 ACC Player of the Year. The speedy outfielder from Tustin, California was the 17th overall pick in the 2015 NPF Senior Draft. “I was very excited to get the chance to play at the professional level and also be a member of a team with such incredible talent.  I couldn’t believe I would be able to call some of my childhood hero’s teammates.” The 2015 ACC Player … [Read more...]

The Last Ride: Cat’s Corner Vol. 6

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Hello again… Sorry for the two month long hiatus! I’ve been a little busy in the last two months. The regular season came to an end yesterday. The Bobcats finished 3rd in the SunBelt Conference and are ready to host the conference tournament this coming week. We have been playing well, so a good run is possible. After two years of work, I finally finished my Masters degree on Sunday as well. It’s amazing how much work I can get done on a bus! My final portfolio was a task and a half to put together, edit and revise. However, it is done and submitted! Now to wait for the final grade 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...]

Caitlin Lowe’s Quiet Goodbye to the NPF

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Kissimmee, FL--February 24, 2015--As we approach the 2015 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season, six year USSSA Florida Pride veteran Caitlin Lowe has decided to announce her retirement from the NPF. Lowe played every one of her professional innings with the USSSA Pride. In her six seasons, she added three NPF regular season championships, three NPF Championship Series titles, and a 2012 NPF Player of the Year title to a resume that already included four NCAA All-American awards, two NCAA National Championships and an Olympic silver medal. Caitlin decided to announce her retirement in the … [Read more...]

Pride Add Pitching Depth with Signing of Andi Williamson

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Kissimmee, FL—January 30, 2015--The USSSA Florida Pride announced on Friday the trade for former National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Rookie of the Year Andi Williamson. The Pride traded utility player Alexa Peterson and the 25th overall pick in the 2015 NPF Draft to the Pennsylvania Rebellion for the rights to Williamson. Williamson, who spent the last two seasons with the Chicago Bandits, was recently traded from the Bandits to the Rebellion. “Andi is the type of player who experienced immediate success at the NPF level due to her competitiveness and willingness to be great. We are excited to add … [Read more...]