Megan Willis Takes on New Role as Pride Assistant Coach

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Kissimmee, FL- April 12, 2016-Megan Willis will make her National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) coaching debut this summer as an assistant for the USSSA Pride.This off-season the six year Pride catcher decided it was time to step away from the game as a player and continue her professional legacy as a coach. “After this past season with the Pride I knew wholeheartedly I was finished playing for good. It's weird, I have been asked a few times if I will miss not playing and the answer is simple, no. I suppose that’s how you know you are ready to move on. That and I don't want to have collisions at the … [Read more...]

The Evolution of Recruiting: Megan Willis

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The evolution of recruiting chronicles the recruiting journeys of USSSA Pride players. Each player narrates their own story and how they ultimately made the decision on where to play college softball. Watch how recruiting has changed through the years from the stories of each player. The evolution of recruiting begins in the 1990s and ends with the recent processes of our Pride rookies. The next recruiting story is from one of the greatest defensive catchers in the game, Megan Willis. The Chandler, AZ native spent her college years in the Lone Star State capitol at the University of Texas. … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Players Travel to Italy

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By: Andi Williamson Last month, USSSA sent six USSSA Pride players to Italy to share their knowledge and help grow softball internationally. Andrea Duran, Megan Willis, GiOnna DiSalvatore, Brigette Del Ponte, Hannah Rogers, and Breja’e Washington worked with young Italian softball players and took in the Italian culture. During their time, they went sightseeing through Rome and Milan, constructed a three-day instructional clinic with young Italian players, and finished off the trip with a cultural winery tour.  The first and second day there they enjoyed the beautiful views and … [Read more...]

Pride Take Game One in Texas, 6-2

The Pride take game one against the Charge 6-2 in Sugarland, Texas.

SUGARLAND, Texas – August 3- The USSSA Pride defeated the Dallas Charge, 6-2, in front of 2,121 fans at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas.Cat Osterman earned the win, hurling a gem of a game, scattering five hits for 6.1 innings while striking out nine and allowing just one run. The Pride broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the third on a sacrifice fly fromKelly Kretschman. The teams would exchange zeroes until the bottom of the sixth when the Pride exploded for five runs in the frame. Kretschman’s lead-off single was followed by Megan Wiggins who reached safely on an error by … [Read more...]

Bandits Offense Struggles in Loss to Pride, 5-2

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – July 28, 2015  -  The Bandits offense continued to struggle against Cat Osterman (W, 12-2) as the USSSA Pride earned a 5-2 victory at The Ballpark at Rosemont to clinch a series split. For the fourth consecutive game, the Bandits failed to score more than three runs after exploding for ten against the Dallas Charge last Thursday. Bandits right fielder Brittany Cervantes said the team’s approach needs to remain stay the same. “Hitting is contagious,” Cervantes said. “We just need that one hit, especially in crucial times with runners in scoring position and the rest will … [Read more...]