A. Carda Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

A former collegiate All-American softball pitcher and first baseman for the United States, A. Carda was born in the United States on January 15, 1993.

Since 2015, A. Carda has been a member of the U.S. women’s national softball team. Prior to that, she played for UCLA from 2012 to 2015.

Where she was honoured as a three-time First Team All-Pac-12 selection and a two-time Player of the Year in the Pac-12.

She was named to the First Team All-America by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association for two consecutive years.

Allyson "Ally" Nicole Carda Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

A. Carda competed for the United States in the upcoming Summer Olympics, where she brought home a silver medal.

A. Carda was born to Heather and Jim Carda on January 15, 1993, in Sacramento, California.

After relocating to Elk Grove with her family, Carda enrolled in and graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 2011. Kelly Kretschman is her partner and she is a proud lesbian.

USA Softball’s A. Carda Turns to her Partner for Olympic Inspiration

A. Carda hopes to inspire her U.S. Softball team to gold at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. And she has looked to her partner, the 2004 gold champion Kelly Kretschman, for guidance.

A. Carda was both a pitcher and an infielder for Team USA, and he had a stellar collegiate career at UCLA.

Where he was named twice to the Pac-12 Player of the Year and once to the First Team All-American. Her path to the Tokyo Olympics, however, was not without challenges.

A. Carda was only recently demoted to the USA Softball B team in 2018, and the following year she was only selected as an alternate for the Pan American Games.

She sought Kretschman’s help to improve her mental game in order to advance to the next level, and it paid off.

A. Carda Wants Another Shot at Olympic Gold in Softball

A. Carda has accomplished greatness as a professional softball player, having won the Olympic gold medal and been named the Pac-12 Player of the Year.

Ally has stated that she plans to continue playing softball until 2028, the year in which women’s softball will make its return to the Summer Olympics.

At that time, she’d be 34 years old. That’s ancient in softball terms.

The 2011 graduate of Pleasant Grove High School has excelled at every level of softball competition in which she has participated.

From pitching the Eagles to the 2009 Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship to having a stellar career.

At UCLA to pitching for USA Softball, where she had a 17-0 record heading into the Olympic games.


Cat Osterman, a legendary softball player, could hardly bring herself to watch the 2012 Olympics on television.

It brought up too many bad memories to see other top athletes participating in London while she was stuck at home.

Osterman had been the losing pitcher for Team USA in the final game against Japan four years prior in Beijing. The shocking loss seemed to leave no room for atonement.