ATHENS, Ga News Release – University of Georgia head softball coach announces the addition of Malia Rivers to the 2012 signing class.
Rivers will join the Georgia softball team for the 2014 season. “Malia is going to be a great addition to our program as she has a tremendous amount of versatility both on defense and offense,” Harris-Champer said. “She is both extremely quick and powerful, which on offense, allows her to be not only a triple threat, but hit for power from either side of the plate. On defense, she is very capable anywhere on the field, including catcher, with soft hands, a great arm and superb speed." The Brentwood, Calif., native has been a member of the Heritage High School varsity softball team since her freshman year, playing for her father Coach Ron Rivers. She also plays for the USA Elite Club team under Coach Stan McFadden. At Heritage, Rivers is a three-time member of the All-Bay Valley Athletic League (BVAL) as a catcher. Following her junior season in 2012, Rivers was named to the All East Bay First Team and was named as one of the Top 100 Athletes in the East Bay.
DIRECTOR OF USA ELITE
The USA Elite Softball Organization is very thankful to be under the guidance of Coach Turner. His knowledge of the game is being passed on to his Elite coaching staffs. He ensures that our Elite Organization is going in the right direction to instruct the fundamentals of the game at the highest level; in addition the players learn positive life lessons through this great game of softball.
Congratulations to Coach Turner on his recent vote into the Amateur Softball Association’s National Softball Hall of Fame in Louisville, Kentucky.
Since September 06, Coach Turner has been the Head Coach of the San Jose State Spartan Woman’s Softball Team. Prior to that, Turner had a very successful stint as head coach of the Delta College Women’s Softball Program were he compiled a 99-30 (.767) record.
Coach Turner is currently the United States of America Men's Softball National Team Head Coach. He has been the coach for the last 6 years, and has coached his team to two podium finishes at International Events. He has coached and played in several U.S. Olympic Festivals. We are proud to be part of this ever growing organization and we look forward to a great future.
TEAM MCFADDEN STAFF BIO'S
Our mission is to comprise a team of athletes that have the desire and ability to absorb a higher level of teaching to prepare for college level softball play. The athletes will receive advanced training in skills taught beyond the collegiate level, but at the National level of softball.
Our staff is fully dedicated to each and every member of the team. In return for this dedication, we demand and expect similar dedication from both the players and their parents. It is this mutual commitment that will enable us to reach team goals.
Our athletes are promoted to colleges and universities nationwide. We assist them with athletic resumes, profile sheets, and provide follow up calls to colleges.
We compete in the premier nationally known Exposure Tournaments and Recruitment Evaluations/Camps in order to showcase each one of our player’s talents. We face some of the best talent offered nationally, which has given us the right to call ourselves USA Elite.