The USSSA Pride season kicks off tonight at Rosemont Stadium in Chicago.
The 2012 NPF season starts off with a rematch of last years 2 top seeds and a rematch of the championship series in 2011 between the Bandits and the Pride.
Game time for tonight is 8:35 PM. The Pride welcome back 16 players from last years roster including former olympians Natasha Watley, Jessica Mendoza, Caitlin Lowe, and Cat Osterman. New additions to the Pride include former Bandits player Jamee Jurez, along with 3 draftee’s that have committed to joining the Pride in which 2 have signed. Brittany Mack, Krystyn Sandberg have signed , and Nikia Williams will sign later next week.
2012 marks the start of a season of redemption for the USSSA Pride, who won the regular season last year but failed to capitalize in the Championship series, and suffered a dissappointing loss to the Chicago Bandits.
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 organization of USSSA has multi-sport coverage and encompasses teams and players from the United States and abroad.
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002.
The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), headquartered in Osceola County, Florida, USSSA is the World’s Largest Multi-sport Athletic Organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit USSSA.com. Also be sure to visit USSSAToday.com for the latest USSSA News!