2008

The USA players from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.

2008 Summary: Softball was still played at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, however, and the Japanese team claimed their first gold and third overall medal in Olympic softball. The United States won silver, and the Australian team bronze, to become the only countries to win a medal in all four Olympic softball tournaments.


Monica Cecilia Abbott (born July 28, 1985) pitched for the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers softball team from 2004 to 2007. In 2008, Abbott participated in the Beijing Olympics with Team USA. During her senior season in college, she set the record for the most strikeouts in a Division I […]

Monica Abbott
Pitcher
2008



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



Andrea Duran Team USA Fastpitch Softball Olympian
Andrea Duran (born April 12, 1984) is from Selma, California. She won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She played college softball at the University of California, Los Angeles and graduated in 2006. On the Olympic team she played third base and outfield, and she bats and throws […]

Andrea Duran
3B/Outfield
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



Vicky Galindo Team USA Fastpitch Softball 2008
An american athlete on the USA Softball Women's National Team where she plays third base and second base. (born December 22, 1983) She also plays for the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch league (NPF). She currently splits time at second base with Lovie Jung. Galindo played for the […]

Victoria Galindo
Infield
2008


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



Lauren Lappin Team USA Fastpitch Softball Olympian
Lauren Lappin (born 26 June 1984 in Anaheim, California) won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Lappin attended Stanford University from 2002-2006 playing shortstop and catcher for the softball team and graduated in December 2006 with a degree in American Studies. She also played with the USA National […]

Lauren Lappin
Utility
2008


Caitlin Lowe Team USA Fastpitch Softball Olympian
Caitlin Lowe (born February 6, 1985) is a collegiate 4-time First Team All-American, left-handed hitting softball player originally from Tustin, California. She played for the University of Arizona Wildcats under head coach Mike Candrea and led her team in back-to-back NCAA Women's College World Series championships in 2006 and 2007. […]

Caitlin Lowe
Outfield
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


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