High school awards: Olympic softball player featured Hitchcock speaker


Leah O’Brien-Amico has traveled around the world as an Olympic softball player and has met a lot of interesting people through her contacts with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, but the person who made the biggest impact in her life was a college teammate at the University of Arizona. Julie Reitan was a starting outfielder for the two-time defending national champion when she passed away unexpectedly as a result of hypoglycemia. Fifteen years later, her tragic death still has an impact on O-Brien-Amico. “What that did in my life is to remind me that tomorrow is never guaranteed and … [Read more...]

Leah O’Brien-Amico Named USSSA Pride Assistant Coach


Kissimmee, FL- USSSA Florida Pride of the National Pro FastPitch (NPF) League announced today the addition of former Olympian, Leah O’Brien-Amico to the Pride coaching staff. Amico, a three time gold medalist (’96, ’00, and ’04) will be an Assistant Coach for the Pride for the 2012 season. “I am grateful to Don DeDonatis for giving me this opportunity to contribute to this team as a coach. I appreciate all he has done for the sport of fastpitch softball.” Amico said of the Pride’s president and general manager. “Many young players have dreams of becoming the next Jessica Mendoza or Natasha … [Read more...]

God and Country

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball teams have announced for exhibition games and special events featuring Olympians Jennie Finch, Dot Richardson, Leah O’Brian- Amico, and USSSA Pride’s Francesca Enea in Plant City January 13-14. Former Olympian Jennie Finch states, "I'm so humbly honored to be able to not only meet but play against true heroes, the Wounded Warriors Softball Team! I personally can not wait to meet them and thank them for their incredible sacrifice and service. I am excited to see them play and most importantly share our hearts for … [Read more...]