USSSA Pride Draftee Madison Shipman Named SEC Player of the Week

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Tennessee senior shortstop Madison Shipman has been named the SEC Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday. This week's honor marks the second time Shipman has been named SEC Player of the Week this season and the third time she has received the accolades in her UT career. She previously was SEC Player of the Week on March 24, 2014, and April 9, 2012. Shipman is the third Tennessee softball player to earn SEC Player of the Week honors three times in a career, joining Raven Chavanne (2010-13, six times) and Lindsay Schutzler (2004-07, three … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Daily News – NPF 2014 Draft: USSSA Pride Selects Madison Shipman 2nd Overall

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By Los Angeles Daily News Former Valencia softball standout Madison Shipman, a shortstop at Tennessee, was the second overall pick Monday in the National Pro Fastpich Draft in Nashville. Shipman was selected by the USSSA Pride and was the first position player drafted after Arizona State pitcher Dallas Escobedo went first overall to the Pennsylvania Rebellion. Cheyenne Coyle, a Chatsworth graduate and Arizona State shortstop, was the first pick in the fourth round and 13th overall by the Chicago Bandits, the defending NPF regular-season champions.  Shipman and Coyle were two of 20 … [Read more...]

2014 NPF Draft Replay

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Pride fans can relive the 2014 National Pro Fastpitch College Draft, presented by Bownet by watching the event again here on Youtube. As a reminder this is the outcome from the draft for the Pride: The Pride’s first selection went to Tennessee Lady Vols SS Madison Shipman as the second overall pick. The Pride then chose two Oregon Ducks with the sixth and 11th overall picks, INF Courtney Ceo and Outfielder Alexa Peterson. About USSSA Florida Pride: The USSSA Florida Pride is a professional franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch League that is owned and operated by USSSA. The amateur … [Read more...]

USSSA Pride Add Power in 2014 NPF College Draft

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 31, 2014 NPF College Draft USSSA Florida Pride Kissimmee, FL-- In a night when more than half of the draft picks went to pitchers in the National Pro Fastpitch College Draft, the reigning NPF Champions, the USSSA Florida Pride used their three picks to fulfill needs outside of the circle with their already talented roster. The Pride’s first selection went to Tennessee Lady Vols SS Madison Shipman as the second overall pick. The Pride then chose two Oregon Ducks with the sixth and 11th overall picks, INF Courtney Ceo and Outfielder Alexa … [Read more...]

NPF 2014 College Draft Presented by BOWNET Set For Nashville

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Nashville, Tenn.- National Pro Fastpitch announced today the 2014 College Draft will take place on March 31 in Nashville. For the second year in a row, the NPF College Draft will be held at the Ford Theatre located inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Legendary superstar Cat Osterman of the USSSA Pride will be on hand to mingle with fans and watch the Draft unfold in person. "Spring is an anticipation time of year for the NPF and that all starts with draft night, " commented NPF Commissioner, Cheri Kempf. "The NPF Draft has become an event that college players and their … [Read more...]