March 23, 2024

Monica Abbott, two-time USA Olympic Medalist and four-time NCAA All American in women’s softball, has moved her home and her talents to Kansas City, joining a growing list of world-class female athletes that call the city home.

Abbott is considered to be one of the most dominant players to have played the game. The powerhouse left-handed pitcher was the first woman playing on a team sport in the United States to sign a million-dollar contract, has won 18 different domestic and international championship titles, holds numerous NCAA records, and currently holds the Guinness Book of World Records for fastest pitch at 77mph.

Recently retired, Abbott is excited to now share her more than 30 years of high-level experience and expertise with softball players, coaches, parents and fans around the world, and specifically her new home base of Kansas City.

“I spent years playing at the highest level possible, on the world’s biggest stages in our sport and being coached by the best. I felt that it was time to start giving back through coaching, training and mentoring,’ said Abbott. ‘My husband and I moved to Kansas City last year and I could not be more energized by what the city is doing for professional women’s sports.”

Joining the efforts for the KC Current Women’s Soccer team and future Kansas City Pro Volleyball Federation team, Abbott plans to put her stamp on the electric and iconic sports culture of Kansas City by building her softball empire right here in the metro. She’s been active already hosting softball clinics locally, offering individual and group lessons, speaking with teams, clubs, companies and organizations. Her future plans include establishing a training facility of her own for teams and individuals, building an online training platform for players and coaches, and developing her own strength and training products; in addition to national and international broadcasting.

“My dreams for the future include having my own facility to teach and inspire the next Olympic Softball athletes” says Abbott. “I want to offer the highest level of physical and mental training for the game, in a way that’s accessible to all.”

Accessibility to education at all levels is why Abbott started her non-profit, the MA14 Scholarship Fund in 2013. Given to two multi-sport female athletes that demonstrate leadership both on the athletic field and in the classroom. Each year, she hosts various events to help fundraise for the scholarship, including the Monica Abbott Classic softball tournament held for the first time in Kansas City last Fall and the first ever Monica Abbott Scholarship Golf Tournament to be held Monday, May 6th at Lakewood Oaks Country Club in Lee’s Summit, MO.

For more information about Monica Abbott, the MA14 Scholarship Fund, or the Monica Abbott Scholarship Golf Tournament please visit: www.monicaabbott.com, or follow along on Facebook, Instagram and X.

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