Pride Sign First Overall Draft Pick Lauren Chamberlain

Lauren Chamberlain, the NCAA all time homerun leader, has signed a three year contract with the Pride. Photo courtesy of John Williamson.

Kissimmee, FL- June 4, 2015-The USSSA Florida Pride are pleased to announce the signing of number one overall draft pick and NCAA Career Homerun leader Lauren Chamberlain. The former Oklahoma Sooner and four-time NFCA All-American has signed a three year contract with the back-to-back National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) champions. “Being drafted first was an honor. It was nice to see the hard work over the years pay off and have a team and general manager that had faith in me as the number one pick. Knowing I was drafted to the Pride brought more happiness because of the level of athletes I knew I … [Read more...]

NPF Rookies Shine Opening Weekend

Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Volunteers vs The University of Mississippi Rebels

Nashville, Tenn. – June 5, 2014 - The 2014 National Pro Fastpitch season got underway this past weekend and several rookies shined in their professional softball debuts. A total of 15 draft picks and 18 free agents began their professional careers in the NPF opening weekend. The Chicago Bandits newcomers had a huge opening weekend with seven different rookies making an impact. The Bandits opened with a three wins over the Arkon Racers. Former Big 10 standout Emily Allard (Northwestern) went 4-for-9 (.444) on the opening weekend, while Natalie Hernandez (Illinois-Chicago) and RT Cantillo … [Read more...]

Draftee Update- Final 2 Draftee’s Eliminated from the WCWS

Brittany Mack The Lady Tigers (40-25), one of two unranked teams to advance to the final eight in the WCWS needed to win two elimination games on Saturday to stay alive. They won the first, but couldn't pull off the second victory, falling 6-0 to defending champion Arizona State. The Lady Tigers survived their first elimination game of the day with a 1-0 victory over South Florida (50-14). Brittany Mack's two-hitter helped lead LSU past South Florida. Mack struck out eight batters and gave up just two hits in tossing her 15th career shutout. "They definitely gave us a tough game … [Read more...]

NPF Draftee Update 5/14 – Valerie Arioto

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Via Calbears.com: ASA Names Arioto, Henderson POY Finalists (5/9) "BERKELEY - The Amateur Softball Association announced that it considers Valerie Arioto and Jolene Henderson two of the top 11 student-athletes in the country when the Golden Bear pair landed on the top-11 list of finalists for the 2012 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year. The award - which is considered the most prestigious honor in Division I women's collegiate softball, is designed to recognize outstanding athletic achievement by female collegiate softball players across the country - will be announced at the … [Read more...]

NPF Draftee Update 4/1 – Michelle Moultrie

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Via GATORZONE.COM: “Michelle Moultrie Tabbed SEC Player of the Week (3/26): “For her .727 batting clip, three doubles and two homers in UF’s series sweep over Arkansas last weekend, senior All-American centerfielder Michelle Moultrie (Jacksonville, Fla.) has been named this week’s SEC Player of the Week. Monday’s honor marks Moultrie’s first accolade this season and UF’s seventh conference or national weekly honor this year.” “Michelle Moultrie Picks Up USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week Honors (3/27): “Fresh off her first SEC Player of the Week honor this season Monday, … [Read more...]