2004

The USA players from the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.

2004 summary: At the 2004 Summer Olympics, the United States earned their third consecutive gold medal, winning all nine games and only allowing one run the entire tournament.


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



Crystl Bustos 3-Time Team USA Softball Olympian 1996, 2000, 2004
Crystl “The Big Bruiser” Bustos (born September 8, 1977) is a designated hitter or third base position although on the roster she is a designated player. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. She holds the world record for home runs during an Olympic series, with six. Bustos, a Mexican […]

Crystl Bustos
DH/3B
2000, 2004, 2008




Jennie Finch Team USA Fastpitch Softball Olympian
Jennie Lynn Finch (born September 3, 1980) is an American, former collegiate All-American, right-handed hitting softball pitcher and first-baseman originally from La Mirada, California. She pitched for the Arizona Wildcats, the USA national softball team and the Chicago Bandits. Finch won the 2001 Women's College World Series and helped lead […]

Jennie Finch
Pitcher/1B
2004, 2008


Tairia Flowers Team USA Fastpitch Softball Olympian
Tairia “Mims” Flowers (born January 9, 1981 in Tucson, Arizona). She played college softball at UCLA, the program with the most national championships in NCAA Division I softball, having won 10 of the 24 National Championships. Flowers currently serves as the head coach for the softball team at California State […]

Tairia Flowers
Utility
2004, 2008



Amanda Freed Team USA Fastpitch Softball Olympian
Amanda Louise Freed (born December 26, 1979) was born in Fountain Valley, California. She went to George S. Patton Elementary, Bell Intermediate, and Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, California. Freed later attended UCLA where she played softball. The UCLA Bruins have one of the best softball traditions in the […]

Amanda Freed
Pitcher
2004


Lovieanne Jung Team USA Fastpitch Softball Olympian
Lovieanne Jung (born January 11, 1980) in Honolulu, Hawaii, Jung moved with her family to California at a young age. Beginning her collegiate career at Fresno State University, Jung later transferred to the University of Arizona. She was a standout player in college, appearing in two Women's College World Series. […]

Lovieanne Jung
Infield
2004, 2008


Kelly Kretschman Fastpitch Softball Olympian Team USA 2004, 2008
Kelly Kretschman (born August 26, 1979) is a 4-time collegiate All-American, left-handed hitting softball player originally from Indian Harbour Beach, Florida. She played for the Alabama Crimson Tide (1998–2001) and won a gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics and a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She also […]

Kelly Kretschman
Outfield
2004, 2008



Jessica Mendoza Team USA Fastpitch Softball Olympian
Jessica Ofelia Mendoza (born November 11, 1980) is a collegiate 4-time First Team All-American softball player and sportscaster from Camarillo, California. She played at Stanford University from 1999-2002, and was a member of the United States women's national softball team from 2004-2010. Mendoza played outfield and owns numerous Cardinal records. […]

Jessica Mendoza
Outfield
2004, 2008


Stacey Nuveman-Deniz Fastpitch Softball Olympian Team USA
Stacy “Nuvey” Nuveman-Deniz (born April 26, 1978) is a former collegiate NCAA Division I 4-time First Team All-American, National Champion winning, right-handed hitting softball player originally from La Verne, California. She played for the UCLA Bruins at the catcher position. She also won two Olympic gold medals and one silver […]

Stacey Nuveman-Deniz
Catcher
2000, 2004, 2008


Cat Osterman 2-Time Fastpitch Softball Olympian Team USA
Catherine Leigh “Cat” Osterman (born April 16, 1983) is a former collegiate 4-time All-American, left-handed softball pitcher originally from Houston, Texas. She completed her college eligibility in 2006 at the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a starting pitcher for the Longhorns. Osterman pitched on the USA Women's […]

Cat Osterman
Pitcher
2004, 2008



Jenny Topping Fastpitch Softball Olympian Team USA
Jenny Louise Topping (born May 30, 1980) is a former collegiate 4-time NCAA Division I First Team All-American, left-handed hitting softball player originally from Whittier, California. She suited up primarily at the catcher's position for the University of Washington from 1999-2000 and Cal State Fullerton for the seasons 2001–2003. She […]

Jenny Topping
Catcher
2004


Natasha Watley Fastpitch Softball Olympian Team USA 2004, 2008
Natasha Watley (born November 27, 1981) is a former collegiate 4-time First Team All-American, left-handed hitting softball player for the UCLA Bruins and USA Softball Women’s National Team originally from Irvine, California. She plays the position of shortstop and first base, and helped the Bruins win a national championship, the […]

Natasha Watley
Short Stop
2004, 2008