Natasha Watley

Natasha Watley

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  • Natasha Watley is currently an Assistant Coach for USA Softball and the Technical Assistant Coach for Team Toyota in the Japanese Pro League.
  • One of the finest hitters and slappers to ever play the game.
  • A champion in every sense of the word
    • Internationally
      • 2-Time Olympian (2004 Gold Medalist, 2008 Silver Medalist)
      • 3-Time World Champion (2002, 2006, 2010)
      • National Pro Fastpitch Champion (2010, 2013, 2014)
      • Japan Softball League Champion (2010-12, 2014, 2016)
    • Collegiately
      • Led the UCLA Bruins to the NCAA WCWS Championship (2003)
      • Led the Bruins to the NCAA WCWS (2000 & 2002)
      • 4-time NFCA 1st Team All-American
      • Honda Broderick Cup Award Winner (2003)
      • UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee (2014)
  • At the 2004 Olympics hit .400 with 4 RBI, 5 stolen bases, and 12 hits (tied a team best), and at the 2008 Olympics hit .321 in the leadoff position with 2 home runs and 6 RBI.
  • During her career at UCLA hit a robust .450 with 135 RBI, 15 home runs, 158 stolen bases, and a .600 slugging percentage.
  • Founded the Natasha Watley Foundation, a community service nonprofit dedicated to introducing softball to the girls of the nation’s inner cities.

“Natasha Watley is a 2-time Olympian, 4-time All-American and one of the best players to ever play the game. We’re extremely honored to have her speaking at this year’s Hitting Summit!”    ~Cindy Bristow

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