Player Enquiries

The Player Enquiries page is to promote opportunities for players both domestically and internationally. 

To place an add please email player details and contact information to Softball NZ, click here.
 

Notice to all persons/organisations advertising on this site. There is a six month time limit on postings & SNZ ask that when a position is filled the applicant or recipient are to advise SNZ ASAP so the advert can be removed.

 
PLAYER INTERESTED FROM RHODE ISLAND, USA

11 April, 2019

My name is Francesca Galeazzi and I am originally from Lynn, Massachusetts an urban city just north of Boston. I currently reside in Newport, Rhode Island where I attended Salve Regina University, a small school on the water with an elite athletic program. In May of 2018 I graduated with my degree and social work and began pursuing a career in that field for a few months until I realized that my heart was left on the softball field. At Salve Regina I was a four-year member of both the women’s soccer and softball programs, which was an opportunity that not many at my school are lucky enough to have. During my four years I was not only able to collect knowledge and maturity through the game of softball, but I was also able to take that knowledge and transfer it to fulfilling the needs and challenges of every day life.

Facing the hard reality of leaving the game of softball stuck with me every day after I hung up my cleats for the last time. Some people said it would get easier with time, but it only seemed to get more difficult and the void in my life only grew larger. About four months after graduation I realized I needed to do something about this void and began searching for opportunities to play overseas. I am so happy to finally have found this wonderful opportunity to bring myself back into the game of softball. On the field I am a high motor and high drive kind of player. I find great pride in my unique combination of intense speed and incredible strength, two skills that have put me at the top of charts in school history, conference history and even nationally.

Beyond my strength and speed is an overwhelming amount of passion and love for my teammates and coaches. Growing up I learned that the term, “family” extended beyond those whom you share a home with and reached those you share the field with. I am a two time conference champion, Rookie of the Year, Player of the Year and Athlete of the Year, yet the most important thing to me is knowing that my work is serving something greater than me; the sport of softball, my teammates and my coaches. While this all may be subjective information, I have provided a link to my profile with Baseball Jobs Overseas, which provides the objective information to support my statements as well as easily accessible game film from my career at Salve Regina University.

Link: https://baseballjobsoverseas.com/players/francesca-galleazzi/


FORMER DIVISION 1 COLLEGE SOFTBALL PLAYER

10 October, 2018

Hi, my name is Lexi Goranson. I am a former Division I college softball player who just finished a season in Switzerland. I am looking to continue playing and was wondering if a team is still looking for an import? If not, do you know of any Auckland or New Zealand clubs that are? In college I played center field and in Switzerland I played outfield, short stop, and catcher.

Thank you in advance for your help!!  Take care,

Lexi Goranson
goransonlexi@gmail.com




NZ HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS WANTING TO STUDY AND PLAY COMPETITIVE SOFTBALL IN THE USA


8 May, 2018


Life Preparatory School is a private high school in Wichita, Kansas, USA. We are looking for quality student athletes for our softball program. Coach Keena Davis is interested in hearing from NZ players of High School age from any position that would be interested. Athletic scholarships are available. Coach Davis can be contacted at the following:

Keena Davis
International Dorm Director
Head softball coach
+1-316-305-7751 (direct or WhatsApp)
Kdavis@lifeprep.us
Keenaddavis@yahoo.com




NZ PLAYERS WANTING TO STUDY AND PLAY SOFTBALL
16 March, 2018

Bethany Lutheran College is an NCAA D3 private college in beautiful Mankato MN. USA, coached by ISC Hall of Fame player Dan Nessler. Coach Nessler has deep ties to NZ softball having played with and against many NZ Fastpitch legends such as Mike White, Steve Schulz, Paul Magan, Chub Tangeroa, Jimmy Seamon, Grahame Robertson, Mark Sorenson among many others. Bethany has a major push initiative to add international students and NZ students and athletes can now attend Bethany starting next fall for $12,000 US tuition room and board! Coach Nessler is interested in hearing from NZ student athletes that want to study in the US and feel they have the talent to help Bethany to the top of the D3 ranks. If you are interested please send a skills video to coach Nessler and contact him via resources below.

dan.nessler@blc.edu, Mobile 507-381-4923, www.blc.edu

Dan Nessler
Head Coach-Softball
Bethany Lutheran College
700 Luther Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
Dan.nessler@blc.edu
507.381.4923


bethnay


EXPERIENCED BALLERS WITH PITCHING WOULD BE A STRENGTH
8 March, 2018


Fastpitch Softball Club Hastings is looking for experienced players to boost our young enthusiastic senior team. Our youth are probably 2-3 years away from leading our club back to the glory days e.g Mudgeway Wreckers, Happy Tav, Shooters Bar & Grill and of course Fastpitch Hastings. Numerous Black Sox legends have played for the club while not forgetting the beautiful weather and two skin diamonds. Please contact Waka Wilkie waka.wilkie@gmail.com


 

 

INTERESTED IN PLAYING IN EUROPE?
6 November, 2017

UVV, one of the biggest clubs in The Netherlands is looking for a quality female pitcher for the 2018 season. Having additional strong hitting skills is a big plus.

The first ladies team will play in the second highest league and the focus for the 2018 season is to arrange promotion to the highest league for 2019. The season starts mid-April and runs thru the end of September.

We provide a place to stay that includes meals and drinks, ticket fares to The Netherlands and back are covered. There is monthly pocket money, details to be discussed.

If you're interested in a great Softball experience please email Peter at carinenpeter@live.nl

 

RAQUEL MONCHO

9 October

Hello, my name is Raquel and I'm from Barcelona, Spain. I would like to play in one of your softball teams and also be able to improve my level of English.

I am 23 years old, I'm a player in the Spanish National team, and I play in the 3rd base. I want to improve my level of play, and my skills in defense and batting. This sport is my life, I am passionate and it motivates me very much.

Do you know if there is a first or second division team that needs someone?

Would be to come and play until the end of March.

Please see a video clip of my batting below.

Email: raaquueel38@gmail.com