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Henderson is here to stay; signs 2-year extension

VIERA, FL (January 30, 2019) – The USSSA Florida Pride have signed veteran pitcher Jolene Henderson to a two-year extension team officials announced today.  

Henderson in 2018 earned the Diamond Sports Pitcher of the Year Award after the right-hander posted a stellar 10-0 record throughout the regular season with a miniscule 0.40 ERA as part of a dominant Pride pitching staff. Henderson paced the club with 70.0 innings of work in the circle and surrendered just four earned runs. She also maintained a 6-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Jolene Henderson is three-year veteran in the NPF. In 2018, she led the league in wins (10) and shut out games (2).

“Jolene’s performance in the circle is clearly second to none as her season stats have proven and she was a key component to our team’s success last season,” Pride general manager Don DeDonatis said. “Her passion and energy for the game is on an entirely different level.  She brings veteran leadership to the table and we’re looking forward to seeing more of the same in 2019.”

In her off season this year, Jolene is working with the Florida Gator softball team as their volunteer assistant coach.  Gator head coach Tim Walton is quoted as saying “We are excited to hire someone with Jolene’s credentials, character and work ethic” something the Pride has experienced for 3 years and hopes to continue for years to come.

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

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 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 Spirit, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2018 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.

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