USSSA Florida Pride Signs Free Agents Washington & Tysarczyk

Kissimmee, FL—May 21, 2014-The USSSA Florida Pride is pleased to announce the signing of two free agents, Bre’jae Washington out of the University of Texas, and Cassie Tysarczyk out of Texas A&M University.  Both athletes just finished their college careers with their respective universities, and will join the trio of rookies the Pride drafted in April. Washington joins a trio of Longhorns on the Pride roster.  As an outfielder, Bre’jae was a four-year starter for Texas.  In her career Washington set career records for at bats (697), hits (254), triples (20), stolen bases (130), sacrifice … [Read more...]

Pride Draftees Close Out Regular Season, Stand Out Nationally

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As the NCAA's regular softball season draws to a close and conference tournaments (and eventually the 2012 Women's College World Series) approach, let's look at where the  2012 USSSA Pride Draftees and their college teams stand. 8th overall draft pick Valerie Arioto and her Cal Bears rank number 1 in all three of the major national polls (NCAA, USA Today/NFCA Coaches, and ESPN.com) with a 48-3 record and one series to go.  On May 10-11, the Bears will face off against #2 Arizona State. Individually, University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Christi Orgeron and Arioto find themselves in the … [Read more...]

NPF Draftee Update 4/30 – Nikia Williams

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Via gohuskies.com: Vs. Arizona State University, April 27, 28,and 29:
 Game 1, 4/27: Washington 18, ASU 1 Game 2, 4/28: Washington 3, ASU 6 Game 3, 4/29: Washington 4, ASU 5 Williams, 4/27-29: AB-7;R-1;H-1;RBI-0;BB-2;SO-0;PO-4;A-0;LOB-2   Game 2: “Senior Nikia Williams (Mission Viejo, Calif.) led off the second with the first Husky hit of the game, a triple down the right field line.
” Game 3: “It was the final regular season home game of 2012 Sunday afternoon as UW honored four very special student-athletes following the game. Jenna Clifton, Kimi Pohlman, Taylor … [Read more...]

Four Draftees in Top Ten for Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award

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Four of the USSSA Pride's 2012 Draftees are top ten finalists for the 2012 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. In no particular order, the four Pride Draftee finalists are: Valerie Arioto (of California State University, Berkeley), Michelle Moultrie (of the University of Florida), Christi Orgeron (of the University of Louisianna at Lafayatte), and Nikia Williams (of the University of Washington). The top ten finalists were announced on April 4.  Fans can vote for a winner now at www.seniorclassaward.com/vote/softball_2012/. From the NPF: The NPF is so proud to see 5 of the 10 … [Read more...]