2016 WBSC Women's World Championship Gold Medalist; Led the team with 7 home runs, 18 RBI and 11 runs scored for a .591 (13-for-22) batting average and a 1.727 slugging percentage
2014 WBSC Women's World Championship Silver Medalist; Hit .263 (5-for-19) with three HR, seven RBI and four runs scored
2012 WBSC Women's World Championship Silver Medalist; Hit .325 with 13 RBI and five HR
Other Career Highlights:
2017 Pan American Championship Gold Medalist; Hit .515 (17-33) with 17 RBI, 11 runs scored and two home runs
2015 Pan American Games Silver Medalist; Hit .400 (4-for-10) with six RBI and two runs scored
World Cup of Softball Gold Medalist (2012, 2015); Silver Medalist (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
2013 Gold Medalist at Mayor's Cup and Pan American Games Qualifier
My name is Amanda Chidester, some people are surprised to know I have a first name because I've been called "Chiddy" for as long as I can remember. I am from Allen Park, Michigan, and play softball for Team USA. It's an honor to wear red, white and blue! I'm blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life who helped me get where I am today.
I played softball at the University of Michigan and I am proud to be a Wolverine. I graduated with a degree in Physical Education and a minor in Health.
Growing up in Allen Park I was always playing sports and gravitated to basketball and softball. When I had the opportunity to play softball collegiately at Michigan I went for it and a I loved it!
I have a fantastic and supportive family. I try to spend as much time with them as possible when I'm not on the road for softball. Check out the "Family Tab" above to meet them!
When I do have free time, I love cooking - just ask my roommates, I cook for them all the time. I'm always looking up new recipes and checking out new foods. If you have a good recipe, let me know (but make sure it's healthy!!).
My dog is awesome, his name is Mac and he's probably the coolest dog in the world (the second-coolest dog is Kooper, my parents' dog). We have a blast together and I'm always trying to get Mac to learn new tricks. Mac and Kooper are very photogenic and I take LOTS of pictures of them.
Which leads me nicely into another fun fact about me: I love taking pictures and shooting videos. You can find a lot of my pictures on Instagram. I get this passion from my dad. When I was younger, he always encouraged (forced) my brothers and I to take lots of pictures of everything we did. I am so glad now that he ingrained this habit into me because I've built such a special collection of memories that my friends and I cherish now and will cherish always.