As I continue with my series introducing the 2020 USA Olympic Softball team, today I feature Ally Carda. This is a double dose of cool, as Ally is also a member of the Chicago Bandits.
A California native, Ally starred as a double threat at UCLA. On the mound, Ally went 100-28, with a 2.48 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. She also hit .342 with 43 homeruns, 180 rbi's and 173 runs scored. She also has gone 8-0 in international play for Team USA over the years.
Ally started her National Pro Fastpitch career with the Texas Charge. After one season, the Charge folded and Ally joined the Bandits, where she has played for the last two seasons. In limited NPF play (because of Team USA obligations), Ally has gone 8-4 with 5 saves and a1.96 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP. She also has a .363 batting average in 33 at bats.
Ally is another of the fan favorites on the Bandits. Although not here as much as we would all like, when she is here, she is great on and off the field. A little while ago, Ally was kind enough to send a shout out to Johngy's Beat. That video can be found at Ally Carda Loves Johngy's Beat.
Bandits fans will be watching closely as Ally and Team USA march towards the 2020 Olympics. In July, all eyes will be on Tokyo as Team USA goes for the gold!
Of course, I'll be following Ally and all of Team USA and covering it here and for Global Traveler.
Go to TeamUSA.org for all of the info on Team USA softball. Also, check ChicagoBandits.com for more info on Ally and the team.
Ally Carda and me in Rosemont, IL-June 2018.