•2010 USSSA Florida Pride-NPF Champions
•2011 USSSA Florida Pride
•Two-time SEC Player of the Year (2009, 2010) career
•Named to the 2010 First Team All-SEC
•USA Softball Player of the Year top 10 finalist
•ESPN the Magazine Academic Third-team All-American
•2010 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Softball Award Winner
•Three-time All-American at Alabama
Denny Crine #41
Position: INF / C / EH
Hometown: Henderson, NV
College: Saddleback College (Mission Viejo, Ca)
Professional Career: Drafted 7th Round Chicago White Sox 94
•2 Time LHB Champion
•USSSA Major HR Contest Champ
•8 World Titles
What bat and what size do you swing? DC 41 28oz
Why do you prefer a Miken? Miken is by far the best product on the market!
Francesca Enea #10
Hometown: Woodland, CA
•2007 SEC All-Freshman Team
•2008 SEC All-Tournament Team
•2008 Women’s College World Series All-Tournament Team
•2008-09 NFCA All-Southeast Region
•2008-09 Louisville Slugger Second-Team All-American
•2008-09 Easton First-Team All-American
•2009 USA Softball Collegiate player of the Year Top-25 Finalist
•2009 Point of Light Award winner
•2009 All-SEC Second Team
•2010 Finalists for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award
•2010 SEC career home-run record with 61
•2011 hit .355 with 2 homeruns and 12 RBI’s
What bat do you swing? Intensit-E
Why do you prefer a Miken? I prefer the Miken because not only does it have so much power, it doesn’t feel like I’m swinging a tree trunk. The lightness of the bat allows me to get that barrel around so much easier!
Position: Middle Field
Hometown: Olathe, KS
College: State University - 4 time All Confernce, 2 time All America
Professional Career: Drafted Philadelphia Philles
•Team USA team member
•7 time All World Selection
What bat and what size do you swing: 26 ounce max endload
Why do you prefer a Miken? I prefer Miken number one for the performance of the bat. I've had the chance to swing many other bats and none have the combo of performance and durability that I get with my Miken.
Kelly Kretschman #12
College: University of Alabama
Hometown: Indian Harbour Beach, FL
•2005 Akron Racers- NPF Championship Title
•2006 Connecticut Brakettes
•2007 Washington Glory- NPF Championship Title
•2009 USSSA Florida Pride- NPF Championship Runner-Up
•2010 USSSA Florida Pride- NPF Champions
•2011 USSSA Florida Pride
Professional: In 2010 she led the USSSA Pride to a national championship leading the way in several offensive categories, with a team high of 25 RBI’s and 6 homeruns. She played in 47-57 games starting primarily in right field. Kretschman began her NPF career playing for the Akron Racers in the 2005 season, earning the championship title for that year. From there, she played for the Connecticut Brakettes in 2006, the Washington Glory in 2007, again winning the championship title for that season, and most recently with the USSSA Pride in 2009. This is her third season with the pride.
National Team Experience: Kretschman began her career with the U.S. National Team as an alternate on the 2000 U.S. Olympic Gold Medal Team. In 2003, Kretschman led the USA Softball Elite Team to Canada Cup gold medal. She hit team-high at the Canada Cup at .355 with 11 hits and six RBI. In 2004, Kretschman was a gold medalist at the Olympic Games in Athens, which she followed in 2005 by becoming the World Cup Runner-up, finishing third on the team with a .429 (3-for-7) average with one RBI. 2007 proved to be a very busy season for Kretschman as she was not only a gold medalist at the Pan American Games, but also World Cup champion, hitting.346 (4-for 11) at the World Cup with two RBI and one homerun. She hit .474 during the summer with 13 RBI, two homeruns, a triple and three doubles and fifteen runs scored. She was also second on the team at the Canada Cup with a .632 average and 12 hits, scoring 10 runs with 11 RBI. Kretschman’s final season with the USA National team was 2008, when she earned a second Olympic medal, earning silver at the game in Beijing, China.
College: During her freshman season at the University of Alabama, Kretschman led the NCAA in homeruns (25) and slugging percentage. She was named to the First Team All-SEC three times and was a four-time NFCA All-American. She was a member of the All-Women’s College World Series Team in 2000 and in 2001 was nominated for the Honda Award for the Nation’s Top Softball Player of the Year.
Megan Willis #5
College: University of Texas
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Professional: In her first season with the USSSA Pride in 2010, Willis was the battery mate to many of the Pride pitchers, starting 40 out of 57 games. Defensively, Willis’ arm was a special threat, throwing out 9 of 17 on the base paths. Offensively she was third on the team with homeruns (3) and ended the season with a .245 batting average and 18 RBI’s. On July 5th she blasted her first career grand slam in a rout of the Akron Racers. Willis broke into the league in 2007 with the Chicago Bandits. In 2008 she teamed up with her former teammate and fellow Longhorn pitcher Cat Osterman to win the NPF title for the Rockford Thunder.
College: Willis established herself as one of the premier defensive catchers in the Big 12 and Midwest Region as early as her freshman year, when she appeared in 42 games, making 38 starts. She opened her career with a five-game hitting streak, knocking game-winning doubles in each of the team’s first two games. In 2005, Willis was a Second Team, All-Big 12 selection as well as being named to the All-Big 12 Tournament team and was behind the plate in each of Cat Osterman’s six no-hitters on the season, calling the pitches herself for the final three. In 2006, Willis not only garnered Second Team All-Big 12 accolades for the second consecutive season, but was also named the 2006 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. She called three no-hitters on the season, in addition to 16 one-hitters and 13 two-hitters thrown by the pitching staff. Willis posted a .996 fielding average, making just three errors in 762 chances, while playing errorless in her final 24 games.
Nicole Trimboli #8
Position: 1B, OF
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
College: University of Nebraska
Professional Experience: 9 Seasons in the NPF- 2004-2005 Akron Racers, 2006-2009 Chicago Bandits, 2010-Present Akron Racers
Highlights: Nebraska - 3 Time All-Big 12 Team, 2 Time All Region, 2002 College World Series, NPF- 3 Time NPF All Star Team -2004,2005,2011, Championship Series MVP 2008, NPF Champion 2005,2008,2010 (Akron Racers,Chicago Bandits,USSSA Pride)
What bat and what size do you swing? INTENSIT-E (33/24) or (34/25)
Why do you prefer a Miken? Miken makes the highest performing bat in the National Pro Fastpitch League. The technology and weight of the bat fits many different types of hitters. The feel of the bat is light w/o taking away from the power it provides. It's durable and forgiving with a bigger sweet spot compared to most competing power bats on the market.