Amanda Louise Freed (born December 26, 1979) is an American softball coach and former pitcher.
|Born||December 26, 1979|
Fountain Valley, California
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Early life and college careerEdit
Born in Fountain Valley, California and raised in nearby Cypress, Freed went to Pacifica High School in Garden Grove. As a pitcher in high school, Amanda won numerous awards, including the Gatorade National Female Athlete of the Year (For all women in all sports). As a senior in high school, Freed was rank the top pitcher in the world and even threw 5 perfect games.
As the top softball recruit in 1998, Freed decided to attend UCLA where she played for the UCLA Bruins softball team from 1999 to 2002. To this day (2018) Freed stats at UCLA are impressive. Freed holds records in the top 10 for eight categories of pitching and eight categories of hitting.
International playing careerEdit
Freed played for a number of years as part of the for the United States women's national softball team , winning gold at the Canadian Cup and World Cup in 2002, the team won gold at 2003 Pan American Games, 2004 Summer Olympics, and 2006 World Cup of Softball. Amanda was also an alternate at the 2000 Olympics, where the team won gold.
Professional playing careerEdit
- "Amanda Freed". UCLABruins.com. UCLA. Archived from the original on 2002-12-17. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
- "Final 1999 Softball Statistics Report" (PDF). Ncaa.org. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
- "Final 2000 Softball Statistics Report" (PDF). Ncaa.org. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
- "Final 2001 Softball Statistics Report" (PDF). Ncaa.org. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
- "Archived Team-By-Team Final Statistics". Ncaa.org. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
- "Amanda Freed Named Assistant Softball Coach". University of Virginia. September 11, 2007. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
- Smith, Marcia C. (December 14, 2010). "O.C.'s Amanda Freed gives Reese Witherspoon game". Orange County Register. Retrieved June 26, 2018.