Pride Players representing at the Women’s Sports Foundation Annual Salute Dinner

This year USSSA is delighted to see that our very own USSSA Pride Players attended the Women’s Sports Foundation Annual Salute Dinner in New York.  As you can see from the picture in this articles the girls got dressed up and proudly represented the Pride for what was a fantastic evening. Cat Osterman, Caitlin Lowe and Jessica Mendoza are pictures with the 2011 College Softball Athlete of the Year, Stanford grad Ashley Hansen.

The Women’s Sports Foundation was founded in 1974 and is excited to promote female sports including Fastpitch Softball. Their annual dinner took place last night, October 19th at the historic Cipriani Wall Street in the heart of New York City. This years event celebrates the 32nd year of this annual dinner.

Jessica Mendoza is very much in the spotlight at the moment being a NCAA Sideline Reporter on ESPN. Back during the season she was interviewed on ESPNW talking about her personal journey to become one of the most famous athletes in fastpitch softball and how much it means to her to be a part of the NPF and USSSA families. See the video here!

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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.

About NPF:

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.

About USSSA:

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 Also be sure to visit for the latest USSSA News!