PROFESSIONAL: Kretschman made her NPF debut in 2005 with the Akron Racers. The following year, she joined the Connecticut Brakettes for her sophomore season then followed up in her third year with the Washington Glory before joining the USSSA Pride in her fourth season in 2009.
Krestchman is the first NPF Triple Crown Winner in league history, earning the title in 2016 leading the league in HR (13), RBI (45) and AVG. (.466) to earn the prestigious title. Kretschman is an 8-time All-NPF team selection: six-times named as an outfielder (2006, 2010, 2013, 2015-2017) and twice named as an at-large selection (2009 & 2012). She is a 3-time NPF Player of the Year (2015-2017) and 2-time NPF Offensive Player of the Year (2016 & 2017). She’s a 5-time NPF Champion with three different teams: Akron Racers (2005), Washington Glory (2007), and USSSA Pride (2010, 2013 & 2014). Kretschman’s career stats include 273 runs scored, 246 RBI, 55 HR’s and 467 hits.
8x All-NPF Team Selection
5x Cowles Cup Champion (2005, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014)
3x NPF Player of the Year (2015, 2016, 2017)
2x Offensive Player of the Year (2016 & 2017)
2017 NPF Player of Year
2017 Offensive Player of the Year
2017 All-NPF Team OF
2016 Triple Crown Winner
2016 NPF Player of Year
2016 Offensive Player of the Year
2016 Home Run Champion
2016 All-NPF Team OF
2015 NPF Player of Year
2015 All-NPF Team OF
2013 All-NPF Team OF
2012 All-NPF Team At-Large
2010 All-NPF Team OF
2009 All-NPF Team At-Large
2006 All-NPF Team OF
2017 Season: Finished her 12th season in the NPF batting .500 during the regular season, an all-time NPF best record, with 6 home runs, 19 RBI, 5 stolen bases, 2 triples and 33 runs scored. She led the NPF in five offensive categories including hits (58), batting average (.500), on-base percentage (.623), slugging percentage (.793), and doubles (12), tied with Sahvanna Jaquish. She was named to the 2017 All-NPF team (OF), for the 8th time in her career and earned her second consecutive NPF Offensive Player of the Year title as well as her third consecutive NPF Player of the Year award.
2016 Season: Kelly Kretschman had her best professional year yet finishing the 2016 season as the first Triple Crown Winner in NPF history leading the league in HR (13), RBI (45) and AVG. (.466) to earn the prestigious title. Kelly was named 2016 NPF Player of the Year to earn back-to-back titles as league MVP (2015 & 2016) and earned her spot on the All-NPF team (OF) for the seventh time in her career. Kretschman also earned the title of 2016 Offensive Player of the Year & Home Run Champion and earned league-leading marks in runs scored (44), total bases (111) and only second in hits (63) and walks in 52 games to close out her 11th season.
2015 Season: Named NPF Player of the Year for the first time in her seasoned career and made the All-NPF team (OF) for the sixth time. Kretschman enjoyed her best professional season hitting .338 with 7 home runs, 22 RBIs, and swiping a perfect 10-10 stolen bases. She ranked in the top five for eight offensive categories including 2nd in stolen bases, total bases, and sac flies, 3rd in total hits, 4th in batting average, slugging percentage, and runs scored, and tied for 5th in home runs. Kretschman started 46 of 48 games and was the Pride’s most consistent offensive threat throughout the season.
2014 Season: Kretschman finished the season with 30 hits, 20 RBI and 11 runs scored. She batted a .265 average and achieved a .344 on-base percentage. She also continued her streak of posting a 1.000 fielding percentage.
2013 Season: Kretschman was one of three outfielders named to the All NPF team (OF) in 2013. She hit .314 with 4 doubles, 1 HR and 17 RBI. Her 24 walks helped aid her to a .806 OBP. Kretschman played flawless in right field posting a 1.000 fielding percentage.
2012 Season: Had another excellent season in 2012, hitting .373 which was up .73 points from 2011, while having more at-bats. She smashed 3 HR with 24 RBI. Kretschman was also an at-large selection for the Combat All-NPF Team (At-Large).
2011 Season: Played for a 3rd season with the pride. Had a .300 batting average in 70 at-bats, a .437 OBP and 10 RBI.
2010 Season: Led the team with 6 HR and 25 RBI in the regular season. Finished 2010 with a total of 7 HR. 29 RBI, a .297 average in 145 at-bats, and a .419 OBP. Named to the 2010 All-NPF team (OF).
2009 Season: Joined the Pride in their inaugural season. Led the team with 8 HR, 21 RBI, and a .350 regular season batting average, with a .451 OBP. Named to the 2009 All-NPF team (At-Large).
2007 Season: Joined the Washington Glory. Had a .333 average in 51 at-bats with 5 RBI, and a .528 OBP.
2006 Season: Played for the Connecticut Brakettes. Had a .410 average in 100 at-bats with 12 RBI and a .566 on-base percentage. Named to the 2006 All-NPF team (OF) for the first time in her career.
2005 Season: Joined the NPF playing for the Akron Racers. Managed a .280 average in 75 at-bats with 13 RBI and a .393 on-base percentage.
NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE: Played for the USA National Team, won an Olympic Gold Medal (2004), won an Olympic Silver Medal (2008), won a Gold Medal at the Canada Cup (2003), won Gold at the World Cup (2007), won Silver at the World Cup (2005), won Gold at the Pan American Games (2007).
COLLEGE: Graduated from the University of Alabama in 2001, All-College World Series Team (2000), Honda Award nominee, 3-time 1st Team All SEC, 4-time NFCA All-American, led the NCAA with 25 HR in her Freshman season (1998).
PERSONAL: Born on August 26, 1979 to Ken and Susan Kretschman in Indian Harbour Beach, FL. Has a half-brother and 2 half-sisters. Joined the Texas State University softball program as assistant coach in 2015.