The Evolution of Recruiting: Keilani Ricketts

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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 Keilani Ricketts who eventually led the University of Oklahoma to a National Championship in 2013. While at Oklahoma, Ricketts rewrote record books and took home almost … [Read more...]

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...]