VIERA, FL. (January 18, 2019) – The USSSA Florida Pride has signed 4 year veteran standout Lauren Chamberlain to a 2 year extension, team officials announced today.
Though somewhat sidelined by injury throughout her professional career which limited her offensive ability, in 2018 she proved why she deserved to be the 1st pick Overall in the 2015 NPF Draft. She hit a blistering .350, had 30 RBI’s and 12 home runs putting her at the top of the charts in 2018. , Lauren scored the NPF Home Run Title in only 80 at bats. If it wasn’t for an early injury, there was no doubt she would have been MVP.
“Lauren has proven to be one of the best teammates and influencers in the game of softball,” Don DeDonatis, USSSA Pride General Manager remarked. “Her passion and enthusiasm for the sport is infectious. I believe that she is not only an invaluable to the USSSA organization, but even more so to the sport of softball worldwide.”
The 2018 ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue Softball star continues to shape the lives of young softballers in her LC Mentoring program as well as her newly established performance facility. A highly sought after leading contributor to softball research, Lauren takes great Pride in striving to make softball the best sport ever played every day.
The four-time Cowles Cup champion and seven-time NPF regular season champion USSSA Florida Pride will be back in action at the Space Coast Stadium in Viera, FL on June 18th. For more information about the Pride or to purchase tickets, please visit USSSAFLORIDAPRIDE.com.
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
About National Pro Fastpitch
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 Aussie Peppers of Minnesota, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Canadian Wild, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets and USSSA Pride for the 2019 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.