February 14, 2018- Viera, FL: Lauren Chamberlain, the 2015 first overall draft pick for the USSSA Pride, has renewed a one-year contract with the USSSA Pride for the 2018 season. Chamberlain is the reigning NCAA homerun record holder (95) and one of the most recognized faces and personalities in fastpitch.
Lauren has been on the Pride for three seasons; spending most of her time in the designated hitter position due to shoulder injury. Throughout the last three seasons with the Pride, Chamberlain posted 75 total hits, 43 RBI, 22 homeruns and a .220 batting average.
Chamberlain said, “I am extremely excited about continuing my playing career with the Pride. I feel a strong bond between the players, staff, ownership, and most importantly the fans. This organizations is world class from top to bottom and I can’t think of a group I’d rather be with.”
Megan Willis, the assistant General Manager of the USSSA Pride said, “Being able to lock in Lo for another season with the Pride is huge for us! Not only does she bring a big bat, but her leadership on and off of the field is invaluable.”
The USSSA Pride will open the 2018 season in Palm Springs, CA at the Mary Nutter Classic next weekend where Chamberlain and the team will face the Japan National team three times and Oregon State once. Find out more here.
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About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Akron Racers, Aussie Spirit, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2018 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.
USSSA is headquartered in Viera, Florida. USSSA is the world’s largest multi-sport athletic organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 4 million participants, competing in 14 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information about USSSA, visit www.usssa.com and follow USSSA on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.