Washington Glory

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Washington Glory
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League National Pro Fastpitch
Location Fairfax, Virginia
Ballpark George Mason Softball Complex
Year founded 2007
Year folded 2008
Regular season champion 1 (2007)
Cowles Cup championships 1 (2007)
Colors navy blue, red
Ownership Joseph Amato
Coach Carrie Dever-Boaz
Erin Goettlicher (Assistant)
Manager Carrie Dever-Boaz

The Washington Glory was a women's softball team based in Fairfax, Virginia. They played during 2007 and 2008 as a member of National Pro Fastpitch.

History[edit]

The Glory won the 2007 NPF championship, defeating the Rockford Thunder in the final game of the championship series becoming the first team in league history to win the regular season and playoff titles in the same season. The playoffs started out on a high note for the Glory when Monica Abbott threw her first professional no hitter and the first no hitter in Glory history in the August 25 opener against Rockford.

The first batter in Glory history was Kelly Kretschman on May 31. The first home run in Glory history was by Brooke Marnitz on May 31.

The Glory played their 2008 season at the Westfield Softball Complex in Chantilly, Va. due to construction on their complex at George Mason University. During the 2008 season, the Glory's Desiree Serrano threw the first perfect game in team history, blanking the Venezuela national team.

The Glory were to return for the 2009 season; however financial difficulties by ownership led National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) to attempt to find a new owner, but the team carried too much debt and was folded. Glory player contracts were acquired by the replacement USSSA Pride franchise based in Florida.

Hall of fame[edit]

Three Glory players were named to the All NPF Team in 2008. Those players were:

USA Softball players[edit]

Season-by-season[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
2007 34 10 0 1st place National Pro Fastpitch Won National Pro Fastpitch Championship Game over the Rockford Thunder
2008 30 18 0 2nd place National Pro Fastpitch Lost National Pro Fastpitch Championship Game to the Chicago Bandits
Totals 64 28 0

Former players[edit]

  • 3: Stephanie Best (Retired after 2008 season)
  • 8: Christa Dalakis (Running a health club in Tysons Corner, Virginia)
  • 27: Germaine Fairchild (Head Coach of the former National Pro Fastpitch team New England Riptide)

Staff[edit]

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Chicago Bandits
2006
NPF Regular Season Champions
Washington Glory

2007
Succeeded by
Chicago Bandits
2008
Preceded by
New England Riptide
2006
Cowles Cup NPF Champions
Washington Glory

2007
Succeeded by
Chicago Bandits
2008