Famous Players.......

Lauren Bay Regula She began playing softball at age 12, and graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2004 and holds several all-time OSU records. She was a part of the Canadian Softball team who finished 9th at the 2002 World Championships in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and part of the Canadian Softball team who finished 5th at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Bay Regula pitched in 2005 for the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch; in 2006, Bay signed with the expansion Philadelphia Force.
Jennie Finch former American softball player who pitched for the USA national softball team and the Chicago Bandits. Finch helped lead Team USA to the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Time magazine described her as the most famous softball player in history
Crystl Bustos Crystl Bustos is a third baseman, born in Canyon County, California. Crystl is going to represent the USA this summer at Beijing for a third Olympics in a row. She is probably the best hitter in softball today. Bustos also coaches softball and is involved in charity work.
Dot Richardson Dr. Dot Richardson was born on September 22, 1961 in Orlando, Florida. At age 13, she played in her first ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship, making her the youngest player in ASA history to play in a Women’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship. She began her career in 1972 playing for the Union Pack Jets in Orlando. When Richardson retired after the 2000 Summer Olympics, she set a legacy for herself that will be hard just to equal. Between 1972-2000, Richardson won All-America honors 15 times, played on 10 championship teams, won the Erv Lind Award (top defensive player in Women’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship) seven times, won two Olympic Gold medals, was a member of five Pan American teams, and four ISF World Championship teams.
Joan Joyce Joan Joyce is the only head coach Florida Atlantic softball has had in its 11-year history. Under Joyce the program's accomplishments are unmatched: eight-consecutive Atlantic Sun Conference Championships (1997-2004) and six-straight NCAA Tournament appearances (1999-2004), both A-Sun records; 510 total wins; and a .673 winning percentage.
Lisa Fernandez She returned to the coaching staff in 2007 after taking two years off from the US National Team for the birth of her son and playing competitively during the past two summers as part of the launch of the PFX tour. She is one of five former Bruins to play on the 1996 gold-medal winning US Olympic Team and one of six Bruins included on the active roster for the gold medal winning squad of 2000. She was the top hitter and pitcher in the tournament, and led the US to a third consecutive gold medal in 2004 in Athens, Greece where she posted a .545 batting average which was a new record for an Olympic tournament.
Michele Mary Smith

Michele Mary Smith was born in Califon, New Jersey who has played for the USA Olympic/National Team, Toyota Shokki (Japan Pro League), WPSL Gold, Redding Rebels and NJ Belles. Smith began to play softball at five years old but only began to pitch at the age of fifteen. She plays several positions, those being pitcher/dh/1b/RF. Her career for Team USA began in 1990, where her team finished second in the ASA Women’s Majors National Championships but Smith was named to the 1st team All-American. Also in 1990, she was picked as the USOC Softball Sportsperson of the Year, won a bronze medal at the USA Softball National Team Festival (was the best batter of the festival with .455 and 5 RBI and she even pitched the third no hitter in festival history), and finally in 1990 she won a gold medal with Team USA at ISF World Championships (she was the winning pitcher of the championship game, pitched the only perfect game and was named MVP of the Championship.

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