Pride Fall to Bandits in Championship Game

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  Tuscaloosa, AL-August 23, 2016– Back-to-back home runs and back-to-back upsets led to the Chicago Bandits hoisting the Cowles Cup as back-to-back National Pro Fastpitch Champions. The Bandits used consecutive solo shots by catcher Taylor Edwards and outfielder Brittany Cervantes and a gritty pitching performance from Angel Bunner to defeat the USSSA Pride 2-1 on Tuesday night in the NPF Championship Series finale at Rhoads Stadium. Chicago took two out of three games from the Pride after beating Monica Abbott and the Scrap Yard Dawgs in a best-of-three semifinal series, and … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Reacts to Softball Getting the Vote for 2020 Olympics

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Kissimmee, FL- August 4, 2016- Yesterday the International Olympic Committee unanimously voted to add softball to the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo alongside baseball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing. It’s a decision that is long overdue in the minds of the softball community and it is once again a reality for young girls to dream of representing red, white and blue on the world's biggest softball stage. “This is a great day for our sport, getting back into the Olympics is huge. So many young girls can dream again of winning a gold medal, getting to wear “USA” across … [Read more...]

Head Coach Lonni Alameda Earns ACC Coach of the Year

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Kissimmee, FL-May 12, 2016-USSSA Florida Pride Head Coach Lonni Alameda has been named the ACC Coach of the Year. USSSA would like to congratulate Lonni on her fourth-straight ACC Coach of the Year honor and the Seminoles on their fourth consecutive ACC regular season championship title. “This has been a great season so far for this team and this program and I’m proud of what they all have achieved and are being recognized for,” said Alameda. Alameda has led the Noles to a 21-2 record in conference play and 45-8 overall and continues to transform the Noles softball program into one of … [Read more...]

Lessons from Lonni – The Honor of Being in the NPF

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Kissimmee, FL-March 30, 2016-The USSSA Florida Pride are pleased to announce Florida State Head Coach Lonni Alameda has signed a contract to become the Pride’s head coach for the 2016 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season. The three-time ACC Coach of the year will lead a Pride team that finished as regular season champions a season ago. Amid a busy NCAA softball schedule, FSU softball head coach Lonni Alameda sat down for her first interview with USSSA media. In her eigth season as FSU softball head coach Lonni can add pro fastpitch head coach to her resume. She will be taking the pivotal role … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Name Lonni Alameda as Head Coach

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Kissimmee, FL-March 2,2016-The USSSA Florida Pride are pleased to announce Florida State Head Coach Lonni Alameda has signed a contract to become the Pride’s head coach for the 2016 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season. The three-time ACC Coach of the year will lead a Pride team that finished as regular season champions a season ago. “We are more than excited to have a person and coach like Lonni Alameda lead the Pride. She has had a lot of success at the college ranks winning and developing players. We believe she’ll be a great leader for our professional players and a great representation … [Read more...]