Saint Mary’s softball alumna Trisha Ford (Saint Mary’s ’99) has been named to the USA Softball coaching staff, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America announced recently.
As a student-athlete at Saint Mary’s, (then) Trisha Dean graduated in 1999, becoming arguably the greatest player in school history. She is the only softball player to have her number retired. In 2007, she was inducted into the Saint Mary’s College Hall of Fame.
This summer, the National Team will compete in the World Cup of Softball XI, the XV World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Women’s World Championship in Surrey, B.C., Canada and the Japan Cup. A full list of WNT events and exhibition games will be released at a later date.
The Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball has served as the United States National Softball Governing Body since 1933, and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won nine World Championship titles as well as claimed eight World Cup of Softball titles.