1996

The USA players from the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.

1996 Summary: Entering the first Olympic softball tournament in 1996, the United States were the favorites, having won every international competition in which they participated for the prior ten years. The United States team lived up to expectations by winning the gold medal. The Americans lost one game in the tournament, outscoring their opponents by a combined 41 runs to 8. The Chinese team won their only Olympic medal in softball, a silver, in 1996.


Leah O'Brien-Amico Fastpitch Softball Olympian for Team USA
Leah Marie O'Brien-Amico (born September 9, 1974 in Garden Grove, California) is a former All-American, left-handed-hitting softball player from Chino, California. O'Brien-Amico is best known for playing for the Arizona Wildcats (1993–1997, winning three National Championships) and earning gold medals at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics. Leah O'Brien-Amico interviewed […]

Leah O’Brien Amico
FB/Outfield
1996, 2000, 2004



Gillian Boxx Team USA Fastpitch Softball Olympian
Gillian D. Boxx (born September 1, 1973, in Fontana, California) won an Olympic gold medal as a catcher on the United States women's national softball team at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Boxx played collegiate softball at the University of California at Berkeley from 1992 to 1995, where […]

Gillian Boxx
Catcher
1996



Sheila Cornell-Douty Team USA Fastpitch Softball Olympian
Sheila Marie Cornell-Douty (born February 26, 1962 in Encino, California). After graduating from UCLA she played for the Stratford Brakettes from 1988 through 1994. She also competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta where she received a gold medal with the American team. She was also a member of […]

Sheila Cornell-Douty
1B
1996, 2000



Michele Granger Team USA Fastpitch Softball Olympian
Michele Granger (born January 15, 1970) is an American former collegiate 4-time First Team All American, left-handed softball pitcher who was born in Placentia, California. She played four seasons, over 5 years, for the California Golden Bears from 1989-1993. She is a champion at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics for Team […]

Michele Granger
Pitcher
1996



Lori Harrigan-Mack Team USA Fastpitch Softball Olympian
Lori Harrigan (born September 5, 1970), also known as Lori Harrigan-Mack, is an American, former collegiate All-American, right-handed hitting, left-handed softball pitcher originally from Anaheim, California. She was a three-time Olympic Champion as a member of the Team USA winning in 1996, 2000 and 2004. Harrigan played collegiately from 1989–1992 […]

Lori Harrigan-Mack
Pitcher
1996, 2000


Dionna Harris Team USA Fastpitch Softball Olympian
Dionna M. Harris (born 4 March 1968) competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta where she led the USA team in batting average (.409) and received a gold medal with the American team. Harris attended and played softball at Delcastle Technical High School in Wilmington, Delaware and Delaware Technical […]

Dionna Harris
Outfield
1996


Kim Maher Team USA Fastpitch Softball Olympian
Kim Ly Maher (born September 5, 1971 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) is an American softball player and Olympic champion who competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta where she received a gold medal with the American team. Maher played NCAA Division I softball for the Fresno State […]

Kim Maher
Infield
1996



Dr. Dot Richardson Fastpitch Softball Olympian Team USA
Dorothy “Dot” Richardson (born September 22, 1961 in Orlando, Florida) is a physician and former international softball player, and the head softball coach of the Liberty University softball team. Dot Richardson interviewed on The Fastpitch TV Show Produced By Gary Leland Olympian Dot Richardson answers my 10 questions. Written By […]

Dr. Dot Richardson
SS/2B
1996, 2000


Julie Smith Fastpitch Softball Olympian Team USA
Julie Smith was the second baseman for the United States during the 1996 Olympics in Athens. Smith won a national championship with Texas A&M in 1987 before transferring to Fresno State University where she was named to the NCAA first team All-American squad from 1990-1991. In 1991, she was selected […]

Julie Smith
Second Base
1996


Michele Smith Fastpitch Softball Olympian Team USA
Michele Mary Smith (born June 21, 1967 in Califon, New Jersey) went to Oklahoma State University. Michele Smith is a double Olympic Softball Gold Medalist with the U.S. National Team, having played in the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics. In 2006, she was inducted into the ASA Softball Hall of […]

Michele Smith
Pitcher
1996, 2000



Shelly Stokes Fastpitch Softball Olympian Team USA
Shelly Stokes (born 26 Oct 1967, Sacramento, competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta where she received a gold medal with the American team. Stokes played NCAA softball for California State University, Fresno. Shelly Stokes interviewed on The Fastpitch TV Show Produced By Gary Leland This week former Olympian […]

Shelly Stokes
Catcher
1996


Danielle Tyler Fastpitch Softball Olympian Team USA
Danielle M. “Dani” Tyler (born October 23, 1974) competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta where she received a gold medal with the American team. Tyler played softball at Drake University. Danielle Tyler interviewed on The Fastpitch TV Show Produced By Gary Leland Danielle Tyler answers my 10 questions. […]

Danielle Tyler
Infield
1996


Michelle Venturella Fastpitch Softball Olympian Team USA
Michelle Venturella (born May 11, 1973) competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney where she received a gold medal. Venturella played NCAA softball at Indiana University. She is currently the head coach of the University of Illinois at Chicago softball team. Michelle Venturella interviewed on The Fastpitch TV Show […]

Michelle Venturella
Catcher
1996, 2000



Christa Williams Fastpitch Softball Olympian Team USA
Christa Lee Williams (born February 8, 1978 in Houston, Texas) is a two time Olympic gold medalist. She competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta where she received a gold medal with the American team. Four years later at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, she won her second […]

Christa Williams
Pitcher
1996, 2000