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USA-Japan: The Lost Years of Softball’s Best Rivalry
It was a long wait for the Olympic gold medal rematch between the United States and Japan. But the two rivals played for five world titles between Olympic meetings.
Arioto and Moultrie a Long Way from Whitehorse
Almost 11 years to the day after playing for a world title in the wilderness, Valerie Arioto and Michelle Moultrie made their presence felt in the Olympics.
Road to Tokyo: USA Softball’s Monica Abbott
Monica Abbott has been one of the most dominant pitchers in the sport for nearly two decades. She will finally get a second chance to pursue Olympic gold this month in Tokyo.
Road to Tokyo: USA Softball’s Tairia Mims Flowers
Softball is just days away from kicking off the Tokyo Olympics as we continue on the #RoadtoTokyo powered by Wilson. Tara Henry talks with medal-winning Olympian and USA Softball assistant coach Tairia Mims Flowers from Tokyo!
Road to Tokyo: USA Softball’s Ali Aguilar
Ali Aguilar planned to spend 2020 playing on softball’s biggest stage. Instead, a coaching stint off the beaten path reminded her of the joy the game holds.
Road to Tokyo: USA Softball’s Aubree Munro
Aubree Munro becomes a softball superhero when she dons her catching gear. The Olympics will shine a light on the woman behind the mask.
Road to Tokyo: USA Softball’s Cat Osterman
Two-time Olympic medalists Jessica Mendoza and Cat Osterman sit down to talk about the #RoadtoTokyo. In part one of this two-part series, Cat gives insight on how she handled the Olympic postponement and her life off the field.
Road to Tokyo: USA Softball’s Hannah Flippen
Hannah Flippen was on the softball field before she was even born. The defensive stalwart fell in love from the start, and earned a spot on the US Olympic team as a replacement player.
USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team Selections Announced
Six current Division I players and 12 committed and/or signed Division I players were selected Friday to represent the United States as members of the 2021 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team.
Road to Tokyo: USA Softball’s Haylie McCleney
Former Olympic Gold Medalist, Jessica Mendoza, sits down with outfielder Haylie McCleney to talk about her experience with Team USA.
Full Fan Capacity Approved for Women’s College World Series
The NCAA Women’s College World Series at USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City will be at 100 percent fan capacity next month.
Road to Tokyo: USA Softball’s Janie Reed
Former Olympic Gold Medalist, Jessica Mendoza, sits down with outfielder Janie Reed to talk about her experience with Team USA.
Road to Tokyo: Spaulding Blessed By Extra Time for Recovery
Delaney Spaulding thought her Olympic dream may have been over when she tore her ACL last year. But the pandemic allowed her extra time to heal for Tokyo.
Road to Tokyo: Ally Carda’s Journey Back to Japan
In our latest profile on the USA Olympic Softball Team, Jess Mendoza interviews Ally Carda, and senior writer, Graham Hays, has the written story.
Road To Tokyo: Arioto’s Loyalty Rewarded with Olympic Selection
Even when softball wasn’t in the Olympics, Val Arioto remained loyal to USA Softball. Her reward will come this summer when Team USA competes in Tokyo.
Road To Tokyo: UCLA’s Rachel Garcia is a Fierce Competitor with a Big Heart
UCLA’s Rachel Garcia will make one dream come true by playing in the Tokyo Olympics. But she’s just as passionate about working in special needs education and helping others.
Road to Tokyo: USA Softball’s Dejah Mulipola
Eighteen players in eighteen weeks leading up to Tokyo 2020. Arizona’s Dejah Mulipola sits down with Jessica Mendoza for our first exclusive interview with Team USA.
Softball To Lead Off Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced the new schedule for the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Softball is slated to lead off the games at 9:00 a.m. JST on July 21, 2021, two days before the Opening Ceremony, at Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium. Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium will host the five opening rounds, while the […]
Martinez Takes Initiative To Spread Softball to Underserved Communities
Former Oklahoma outfielder Destinee Martinez is trying to spread softball into more underserved communities through her role as a manager of sport development for USA Softball.
Black Softball Players Speak Out About Racism, Need For Change
In the wake of the public protests following the death of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis who was pinned down by police, black softball players share their thoughts on racism in their lives, social justice issues and their hope for change in the country.
Olympian Osterman Joins New Athletes Unlimited Softball League
Olympic pitcher Cat Osterman is joining the new Athletes Unlimited Softball League. The league announced Osterman’s participation on Friday afternoon. Osterman is a member of the U.S. Olympic softball team, which is preparing to play in Tokyo in the summer of 2021 after the Olympics were postponed one year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Olympians Garcia, Nickles and Mulipola Returning For 2021 Season
Olympians Rachel Garcia, Bubba Nickles and Dejah Mulipola announced Thursday will be returning to play for their respective college teams — UCLA and Arizona, in 2021.
Funding Will Impact Olympic Team’s New Training Schedule
The U.S. Olympic softball team is facing an uncertain future of training for the postponed Tokyo Games because of the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
Olympics or College? Team USA Members Hope Both Are Still Possible
Bubba Nickles, Rachel Garcia and Dejah Mulipola took a redshirt year this year to train with the U.S. Olympic softball team. With the Olympics postponed, they now await their eligibility from the NCAA.
Monica Abbott Reacts to Tokyo Olympics Being Postponed
The Tokyo Olympics were officially postponed for the summer of 2020, and Team USA member Monica Abbott reacted to the news.
Fischer Continues To Serve As Advocate For Mid-Major Dream
Former LMU All-American Sam Fischer is proud she attended a mid-major school, and wants players to know a mid-major can be a dream school. This season’s early upsets have shown the talent is spreading to all schools.