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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sullivan (Mo.) High School sophomore Addison Purvis was tabbed MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week for games played Aug. 28-Sept. 3.

Highlighted by a no-hitter, Purvis went 2-0 with a 0.50 ERA and 28 strikeouts in helping Sullivan to a pair of wins last week. Additionally, she helped herself out at the plate by hitting .750 (6-for-8) with a double, home run and four RBI. In Purvis’ first start of the week, she struck out 13 over seven innings and was a walk away from a perfect game in an 8-0 victory over Union. Offensively, she was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with a long ball, three RBI and a run scored. In a 7-1 triumph over Windsor, the right handed hurler allowed a run on two hits with 15 strikeouts in another complete-game effort, while going 2-for-4 with a double and RBI., the official high school statistical provider of the NFCA, provides all statistics for the NFCA High School Player of the Week award. To nominate a player for the award, the coach must enter his or her athlete’s game stats into by Sunday evening to be eligible for that week’s award.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — After an impressive career for the Black Sox, as well as his skill, passion and accolades as a softball coach, Florida State’s Travis Wilson was inducted into the Softball New Zealand Hall of Fame at the 80th Annual General Meeting on September 2 in Wellington, New Zealand.

Wilson, a native of Christchurch, New Zealand, is one of four members of the 2017 Hall of Fame Class, including Leslie King, Jarrad Martin and Patrick Shannon. Wilson becomes the 69th member of the Softball New Zealand Hall of Fame, which began in 1988.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Behind two no hitters and an overall dominating pitching performance, sophomore Tori Kniesche of Wayne (Neb.) High School earned MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week honors for games played Sept. 4-10.

Opposing offenses had a tough time figuring out Kniesche, who went 5-0 last week, as she recorded four shutouts in five starts, added two one-hitters to her resume and struck out 69 in 30 innings of work. Kniesche twirled her first no-no of the week on Sept. 7 against Tekamah-Herman. She fanned 12 and walked four in a 6-0 victory. Two starts later, on Sept. 9, she no-hit David City/East Butler in a five-inning contest, striking out 13.

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The NFCA is excited to announce the return of its it highly successful “Power of One” membership drive for a second year as it seeks to grow the Association by asking each member to get just one new person to join. If each existing member does that, the NFCA will double in size just in time for this year National Convention in Las Vegas.

“One of the most uplifting things we hear is ‘how much softball coaches share’ – share information, share drills, share strategies- which has truly helped grow the sport,” said Executive Director Carol Bruggeman.

Get ONE new member to join the NFCA by Dec. 1, 2017, and the NFCA will enter your name into a drawing to win amazing prizes!!! The winner selects ONE of the terrific options below:

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The World Baseball Softball Confederation congratulated Paris 2024 and LA 2028 Olympic Games on being awarded the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and reiterated its goal of securing the long-term future of baseball and softball on the Olympic Program.

Speaking from the IOC Session in Lima, Peru, WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari said:

“Paris and LA are two great world cities with exceptional Games plans, and they will provide unforgettable stages for sport. As we look beyond our Tokyo comeback, these two hosts represent the best of both worlds for WBSC: a city full of growth potential in Paris, and in LA a global capital of baseball and softball in our sports’ largest market.”

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OKLAHOMA CITY  —   USA Softball, the National Governing Body for Softball in the United States, announced today it has reopened the application process for the 2018-19 USA Softball Women’s National Team Coaching Pool and is accepting applications from fastpitch coaches now through October 6, 2017. The coaching pool includes coaches for the Junior Women’s National Team and the Women’s National Team.

The USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Committee will select coaches for the coaching pool.  Pool coaches may be required to participate in international competition, player evaluations, selection camps and other specified events as part of the evaluation process. These events primarily occur in the months of June, July, August, September and November each year. Coaches will work under the direction of the USA Softball Director of National Teams Chris Sebren.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Indiana Wesleyan senior Kaisey Carson has been named the 2017 Schutt Sports/NFCA NAIA National Player of the Year, announced the Association on Tuesday afternoon.

Carson, an outfielder and pitcher, helped the Wildcats reach their first NAIA World Series . One of the top offensive players in NAIA, she led the Association with 27 doubles and ranked in the top-10 in a total of 15 offensive categories. She hit .491 (5th) with 20 home runs (3rd), 82 RBI (4th), 79 runs (4th), 104 hits (4th) and a .920 slugging percentage (3rd).

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma edged Florida, 5-4, in game two of the WCWS Championship Series to win its second straight national championship and third in five years, Tuesday evening at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium/OGE Energy Field.

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The Sooners (61-9) become just the fourth program to collect consecutive national championships.

OU, which has won four national titles, trailed 3-1 entering the bottom of the second. Behind a four-run two-out rally, the Sooners took the lead for good and held on for the one-run win. Oklahoma sent nine batters to the plate as it grabbed a 5-3 advantage.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Guiding Oklahoma City University to its second straight national championship and 10th overall, head coach Phil McSpadden and his staff have been recognized by their peers as the 2017 NFCA NAIA National Coaching Staff of the Year. It marks the second consecutive honor for McSpadden, Bobbi Bridges, Guy Cook, Harold Copas and Scott Gallagher, and the fourth in program history.

In route to their 2017 NAIA World Series title, the Stars (68-1) posted a 7-0 postseason mark, including 4-0 at the World Series, and reached the 60-win plateau for the second straight season. A 4-1 win over Corban completed the title run, which included victories over Southern Oregon, LSU Alexandria and Corban (semifinals). In the opening round, they swept through Kansas Wesleyan, Bellevue and Simpson.

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HONOLULU – Hawai’i Pacific University Hall of Fame softball coaching legend Howard Okita died on June 2 after a sudden and brief battle with leukemia. Okita was 81.

A member of HPU’s second Hall of Fame class, Okita posted a record of 630-276-3 in 20 seasons as a college head coach with Hawai’i Pacific (1994-2008) and Hawai’i Loa (1988-92, merged with HPU in 1992). He totaled more than 800 wins when adding his high school and youth coaching.

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