Natasha Watley

Student Athlete of the Week: Kinsley Washington

“I don’t know why everyone is stressing, we are going to win this game,” UCLA sophomore Kinsley Washington continued to reassure her teammates during game two of the Women’s Softball World Series (WSWS). The Bruins were battling against the Oklahoma Sooners for the national title and had defeated them 16-3 in game one of the three-game series.  

Softball Gold Medalist Gives Back with Summer Program

Over 100 girls from South Los Angeles came out to start off the 8-week summer program that will teach them the ins and outs of softball, along with life lessons on teamwork and dedication. As a former softball player for UCLA, Watley also gives college softball players an opportunity of mentorship as the coaches of the 27teams. Partnered with the Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, The Natasha Watley Softball League (NWSL) continues to provide its no-fee softball summer program at parks throughout Los Angeles for girls ages 8 to 15. 

View Park Softball Started First Season

The View Park Knights softball team started their inaugural season this March. During their first game, two-time softball Olympian Natasha Watley threw the first pitch and was honored with a plaque by the school. “It’s very, very good to see that we have two schools are out here in the inner city–Dorsey, View Park—and we have the girls out here competing, playing and having fun,” said View Park Athletic Director Robert Ambers. The team’s first opponent was the Dorsey Dons, View Park lost to Dorsey 7-9. “We have a good chemistry now,” said sophomore player Camille Taylor. “Playing against other

Softball Olympian Visits View Park

International Softball star and two-time Olympian Natasha Watley visited the campus of View Park Preparatory Accelerated Charter High School to help celebrate the inception of their softball team.