Tag Archives: 2019 Pitching Summit

Dana Sorensen

Dana Sorensen Sorensen Elite Softball Pitching Standord Action Shot
  • Sorensen had a long and successful pitching career that spanned from Stanford University to the USA Softball National Team, to the National Professional Fastpitch League.
  • During her distinguished Stanford career, Sorensen:
    • Was a 3-time NFCA All American, and 4-time All Pacific Region honoree
    • Lead Stanford to 2 Women’s College World Series appearances
    • Posted a 105-36 career record with a 1.05 ERA, including a 34 win campaign as a senior
    • Racked up 5 no-hitters and 2 perfect games
    • Was an inductee into the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame
  • In 2005, Sorensen was a member of the USA Softball Elite Team, and she attended the USA Softball National Team Camp 5 times. She also played 2 seasons in the NPF, and with the Professional Fastpitch Xtreme (PFX) Tour.
  • Upon the completion of her playing career, Sorensen then moved into coaching, spending 3 seasons as an assistant coach and Physical Education Instructor at UC Davis, and 2 more years as an assistant at Oregon State.
  • Wanting to return to her native San Diego, Sorensen opened her own Pitching instruction business,

Jennifer Rocha

Jennifer Rocha Assoicate Head Softball Coach University of Oklahoma Action Shot
  • Starting with the 2018-2019 season, Rocha returned to her softball roots at the University of Oklahoma as Associate Head Coach.
  • In 2019, she helped lead the Sooners to the NCAA Women’s College World Series National Championship Series, where they lost to eventual National Champions, UCLA. Under her tutelage, Giselle Juarez was tabbed as NFCA 1st Team All-American and Big 12 Pitcher of the Year.
  • Before returning to OU, Rocha proved herself as one of the top pitching instructors in the country during her 14 year tenure with the Florida Gators:
    • Back-to-back NCAA Women’s College World Series National Champions (2014 and 2015)
    • 5 WCWS championship series appearances
    • 7 SEC regular season titles & 4 SEC Tournament titles
  • Under Rocha’s guidance, Florida led the nation in combined ERA in four of the last 10 seasons. The 2015 national championship team posted the top ERA in the SEC (1.63), which also ranked 4th in the nation. She has coached 7 NFCA All Americans.
  • Rocha was named the 2015 NFCA Assistant Coach of the Year. She was also part of 5 NFCA Southeast Region Coaching Staff of the Year selections, and the 2015 NFCA Divisi

Rachel Lawson

Rachel Lawson Head Softball Coach University of Kentucky Action Shot
  • Entering her 13th season as UK's head coach, Lawson has developed the Wildcat softball program into one of the nation’s best. The winningest head coach in program history, Lawson has lead UK to its first-ever Women's College World Series (2014), seven NCAA Super Regionals in the last nine seasons, and a program-best 50 wins in 2014.
  • Six of the last seven seasons, Lawson has led the Wildcats to a national seed in the NCAA Tournament. The school's first-ever national seed was in 2013. Kentucky, which has made the NCAA Tournament each of the last 11 seasons, is one of just 18 schools nationally to claim that honor.
  • The 2016 team finished with some of the best pitching numbers in program history, setting school records for lowest team ERA (1.71), lowest opponent batting average (.191), fewest runs allowed (130), fewest earned runs allowed (98), fewest hits allowed (280) and fewest doubles allowed (44).
  • Lawson has helped UK players earn 3 NFCA All American Honors, 37 All-SEC honors and 25 SEC Player of the Week honors.
  • As the pitching coach for the Wildcats, Lawson has had three different pitchers throw no-hitters against top-25 teams. In all, UK has 17 career no-hitters - all of which have come under Lawson's tenure - including two perfect games.
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Perry Husband

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  • Perry Husband is a pioneer in the world of Baseball/Softball Science, introducing many modern metrics including Effective Velocity - an incredible tool pitchers can use to gain a critical advantage over hitters.
  • Effective Velocity is a proven training method using patented metrics for pitcher deception and timing. EV training for pitchers in both baseball and softball is one of the single biggest advancements in the game.
  • Timing is everything in hitting and Effective Velocity Pitcher Deception is the absolute key to upsetting that timing. Husband’s training helps your pitcher take her “stuff” and use it more effectively.
  • Through the groundbreaking discovery of Effective Velocity, Husband made countless pitching breakthroughs, including Ev Pitch Tunnels, Location Adjusted Speed (True Reactionary Speed), and many other Deception Metrics.
  • Husband is the author of the Downright Filthy Pitching Series, including 4 books, Downright Filthy Pitching Books 1, 2, 3 & Getting Filthy – Implementing Effective Velocity. This cutting edge series uncovers the Patented science of Effective Velocity, which has been used by MLB coaches, pitchers and hitters.

"Perry Husband is one of the most innovative thinkers in the game having introduced the concept of Effe

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