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Arizona has a long, varied and proud history in fast pitch softball. This web site celebrates that history - from the pioneers who put Arizona firmly on the softball map to our current day stars participating on the world stage of softball.

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees
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Missy (Panzer) Lombardi: Player: Missy started playing softball at the age of 8 or 9 in the Arizona Girls Softball League (AGS) on the Red Socks team. She started her softball career playing shortstop but changed to catcher. She remained behind the plate throughout her playing career. She moved up to Arizona’s top ASA travel teams including the Cubettes, Lil Saints and the Flames. While on these teams, she attended in many ASA Regional and National Tournaments.
Missy played at Greenway High School, where she was selected to many Skyline Regional All Star teams and the All Arizona Team plus the All Star Game MVP. She played College ball for Central Arizona Junior College and the University of Oklahoma. At Oklahoma, Missy was a member of the Big 12 1996 Championship Team. She was named to the 1996 Big 12 All Tournament Team and second Team All Midwest Region.

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Steve Goodman: Player: Steve played softball 21 years from (1955-1976). During his career, he played catcher and outfielder for some of the best men’s fast pitch teams in Arizona including: the Turquoise Kings, F.E. Bailey, Mesa Kings, Sports Club of America, and U-Kamp. He participated in seven National Tournaments (4 ASA Nationals and 3 ISC Nationals. Steve was a member of several ISC State Championship teams and several ASA and ISC Regional Championship teams.

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Dick Dickson: Contributor:










Dick has coached/managed/owned the Lil Saint's Junior Olympic program since 1988. The Lil Saints program has been and still is one of the top youth fast pitch organizations in the country. Dick's teams had many top 20 finishes in the ASA Nationals on several youth age levels. In 1994, his 18U team had a second place finish at the ASA Nationals. He has helped hundreds of girls reach their dreams of playing college softball. Because of Dick Dickson's hard work and perseverance there has been a place for thousands of girls to play softball.
Summer Newsletter
ASF Scholarship for Fall 2017
 
Returning recipients:
• Kelsey Chiaverini Mesa Community College

• Celeste Jada Faz Glendale Community College

• Kyla Rae Quintanilla Paradise Valley Community College
 
As part of this year's induction program, we will be highlighting each scholarship recipient.
 
Congratulations to our past recipients who just graduated. Way to Go!
• Maricella Holguin-Torres from PVCC

• Dani Arndt from Glendale Community College.
2016 Life Time Achievement Award
The Arizona Softball Foundation is proud to announce our first LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD to be presented to Dot Wilkinson.

Dottie started playing softball in 1933 at the age of 11. As the catcher for the PBSW Ramblers for the next 32 years, she was named ASA All-American 19 times, and won National Championship titles in 1940, 1948 and 1949.

Dot became the first women to be inducted into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame in 1976. She was also inducted into the ASA National Softball Hall of Fame in 1970 and the Arizona Softball Hall of Fame Charter member in 1974.

She is considered the greatest female athlete in Arizona history and Dot is widely considered to be the best softball catcher of all time. She has been a great ambassador for softball and women's sports.


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