Monica Abbott is a household name when it comes to softball. The powerhouse lefty holds more pitching accolades than a few. The four-time All-American posted an outstanding career with the Lady Vols from 2003-2007 earning four different NCAA pitching records: Career Victories (189), Shutouts (112), Strikeouts (2,440), and Single-Season Strikeouts (724). After a stand-out collegiate performance Abbott continued her journey with the USA National Team when she became a silver medalist in the 2008 Olympics. She threw the first ever perfect game in the Olympics vs. the Netherlands. Monica had an equally impressive outing in the Japan Softball League where she won back-to-back league Championships in 2010 and 2011 where she threw no-hitters in each of those final games. She was also voted league MVP and led the league in strikeout’s and ERA both years. Her team won the Championship again in 2014 and most recently in 2016 along with another MVP nod performance.
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