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...]

National Pro Fastpitch Welcomes Hang Rite Athletics As Official Supplier and Licensee

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Nashville, TN - The National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) League announced today a new partnership with Hang Rite Athletics. The agreement makes Hang Rite, located in Franklin Park, IL, an Official Apparel and Shoe Supplier of National Pro Fastpitch. In the category of apparel, Hang Rite has additionally become Official Licensee of NPF merchandise. A startup company, opening business in 2012, Hang Rite Athletics considers their brand to be a step up in athletic and sports apparel and are dedicated to comfort, style, and performance throughout their product line. “Hang Rite Athletics is excited to … [Read more...]

Jessica Mendoza Partners With Evoshield

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ATHENS, GA, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Softball Olympic Medalist, NPF Professional Softball Player and ESPN Analyst and Reporter, Jessica Mendoza, is partnering with EvoShield to promote the benefits of the Georgia-based company's innovative sports protection equipment. The Camarillo, California native was a four-time First-Team All-American for her alma mater’s Softball Program, Stanford University, while also serving as a starter for the USA Softball Women’s National Team from 2001 through 2010. During her tenure with the USA Olympic Softball Team, Mendoza captured the Gold Medal at the … [Read more...]

2012 NPF Championship Series Ends Early Due to Weather

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Rosemont, Ill - The National Pro Fastpitch 2012 season ended without crowning a Champion on the final day of competition. Championship Series Sunday was riddled with rain, causing delays that ultimately led to cancellation. Despite multiple efforts by Series field crew, the field eventually became too saturated for competition. "This is a heartbreaking decision to make and a terrible position to be in," commented League Commissioner, Cheri Kempf. "Our players are competitors at their core and every single one of them are gravely disappointed in not being able to finish this." The … [Read more...]

Mendoza leads Pride to Championship Series in 9-7 win over Akron

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 NPF Championship Series Game 5 No. 1 Seed USSSA Pride 9, No. 4 Seed Akron Racers 7 Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 The Ballpark at Rosemont ROSEMONT, Ill. – Jessica Mendoza clubbed two home runs for the second game in a row and drove in seven runs Saturday morning in the third and decisive game of an NPF Championship Series semifinal matchup, leading the No. 1 seed USSSA Pride to a come-from-behind, 9-7 win over the No. 4 seed Akron Racers to advance to Saturday night’s NPF Championship Final Series. Saturday’s rubber match in the best two-out-of-three semifinal became necessary when the … [Read more...]