Pride Sign Arizona Power Hitter Chelsea Goodacre  

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Kissimmee, FL – May 31, 2015- The USSSA Florida Pride of the National Pro Fast Pitch (NPF) league announces the signing of free agent Chelsea Goodacre. Goodacre was recently named to the NFCA All-American Second Team. The former Arizona catcher from Temecula, California adds a key source of power to the Pride both behind the plate and in the lineup. “Goodacre has put up tremendous power numbers since she arrived at Arizona and has been a steady presence behind the plate. We think she can continue both of these qualities in the NPF and she adds depth at the catching position, something we … [Read more...]

Caitlin Lowe’s Quiet Goodbye to the NPF

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Kissimmee, FL--February 24, 2015--As we approach the 2015 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season, six year USSSA Florida Pride veteran Caitlin Lowe has decided to announce her retirement from the NPF. Lowe played every one of her professional innings with the USSSA Pride. In her six seasons, she added three NPF regular season championships, three NPF Championship Series titles, and a 2012 NPF Player of the Year title to a resume that already included four NCAA All-American awards, two NCAA National Championships and an Olympic silver medal. Caitlin decided to announce her retirement in the … [Read more...]

High school awards: Olympic softball player featured Hitchcock speaker

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Leah O’Brien-Amico has traveled around the world as an Olympic softball player and has met a lot of interesting people through her contacts with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, but the person who made the biggest impact in her life was a college teammate at the University of Arizona. Julie Reitan was a starting outfielder for the two-time defending national champion when she passed away unexpectedly as a result of hypoglycemia. Fifteen years later, her tragic death still has an impact on O-Brien-Amico. “What that did in my life is to remind me that tomorrow is never guaranteed and … [Read more...]