Shelby Southard named NWFL March Player of the Month


The Northwest Fastpitch League (NWFL) is excited to spotlight Shelby Southard as the March Player of the Month. Southard is a 2nd baseman and outfielder for ai Bandits Breer 14u.

The 2026 had an impressive stat line for the month of March. Southard went 9 for 12 with 6 doubles, 2 triples, 5 RBIS and 7 runs scored.

“Shelby has a true competitive spirit and expects success when she steps on the field,” said coach Breer. “Every rep and opportunity is meaningful to Shelby. She has a work ethic and love of softball that has her picking up a ball, glove and bat outside of her teams scheduled practices and games. As her coach, I am most excited about her evolving approach to the game. She is quickly beginning to realize it is possible to have fun without losing your competitive edge.”

Southard fell in love with the game at an early age. “I fell in love with the game as a toddler and have played the game ever since,” she said. “One of my favorite softball memories is getting to play on the game field as the college world series!”

From all of us at the Alliance and the NWFL, congratulations to Shelby Southard for her achievements.

What is the Alliance Fastpitch Player Recognition Program?

The Player Recognition Program was built to recognize and spotlight our individual players in each Member League. Each month, registered Alliance Fastpitch coaches can nominate a player from their age division. League Leadership will review nominations and a monthly stats report from AthletesGoLive (AGL) to determine the League’s Player of the Month.

Following the announcement of each League’s Players of the Month, the Alliance Fastpitch will recognize a National Player of the Month.

To be considered for Player of the Month, your team must score League games in AGL so your stats will be included in the League’s monthly report.

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