Amanda Lorenz is one of the greatest hitters to ever play the game of softball. She’s a 2x All-American and a 4x National Fast-pitch Coaches Association All-American. And the list goes on and on.
Without a doubt, Amanda Lorenz is one of the greatest hitters to ever play the game of softball. She’s a 2x All-American and a 4x National Fast-pitch Coaches Association All-American. And the list goes on and on. Her plate discipline and pitch recognition rivaled players three times her age and to date her work ethic set a standard few can still match.There’s no doubt that Amanda can teach you practical and mental skills for improving your softball game, if you’re up for it.
First, let’s look at why Amanda is an authority on hitting. Lorenz was born in Moorpark, California on May 25, 1997. She attended Moorpark High School, where she played for the school's softball team. Lorenz spent hours each day fine-tuning her skills, hitting between 150 and 300 balls off the tee while increasing her workload throughout each season.
Lorenz committed to play college softball for the Florida Gators in November 2015. Quickly Lorenz emerged as one of the top hitters and toughest outs in the game, She adjusted her focus according to where the pitches were located and soon became one of the most disciplined hitters in the game.
As a freshman at Florida in 2016, she was named NFCA National Freshman of the Year. She also earned SEC All-Freshman team and second-team All-SEC honors. She also helped lead the Gators to the 2016 Women's College World Series, where they finished as runners-up.
In her sophomore season, Lorenz was again named to the SEC All-Freshman team and second-team All-SEC. She helped lead the Gators back to the Women's College World Series, where they won the national championship.
In 2018, Lorenz's junior year, she was named a first-team All-American by the NFCA. She was also named SEC Player of the Year and first-team All-SEC. Lorenz helped lead the Gators back to the Women's College World Series for the third straight year.
As a senior in 2019, Lorenz was again named a first-team All-American by the NFCA. She was also named SEC Player of the Year and first-team All-SEC. Lorenz helped lead the Gators to their fourth straight Women's College World Series appearance.
Lorenz was drafted by the USSSA Pride in the third round of the 2019 National Pro Fastpitch draft. She signed with the Pride and made her professional debut on June 6, 2019 In 2020, her first season with the Pride, she was named an NPF All-Star.
Lorenz is currently a volunteer assistant softball coach for the Florida Gators. She’s here for Versus to help you sharpen your game as a player and also how to best coach your players on and off the field.
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