Pride Draftees Close Out Regular Season, Stand Out Nationally


As the NCAA's regular softball season draws to a close and conference tournaments (and eventually the 2012 Women's College World Series) approach, let's look at where the  2012 USSSA Pride Draftees and their college teams stand. 8th overall draft pick Valerie Arioto and her Cal Bears rank number 1 in all three of the major national polls (NCAA, USA Today/NFCA Coaches, and with a 48-3 record and one series to go.  On May 10-11, the Bears will face off against #2 Arizona State. Individually, University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Christi Orgeron and Arioto find themselves in the … [Read more...]

Four Draftees in Top Ten for Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award


Four of the USSSA Pride's 2012 Draftees are top ten finalists for the 2012 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. In no particular order, the four Pride Draftee finalists are: Valerie Arioto (of California State University, Berkeley), Michelle Moultrie (of the University of Florida), Christi Orgeron (of the University of Louisianna at Lafayatte), and Nikia Williams (of the University of Washington). The top ten finalists were announced on April 4.  Fans can vote for a winner now at From the NPF: The NPF is so proud to see 5 of the 10 … [Read more...]