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(SIGNED IN JAPAN IN 2021) EU PASSPORT: International Player and Coach

Name: Lisa Maulden

Height: cm

Weight: kg

DOB: March 27, 1993

Date Available: November 1, 2021

Bats: L

Throws: R

Positions: Utl, 1B, 3B, OF

Positions (alt): Coach, Youth Coach, 2B, SS

College: Seattle University (D1)

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*Veteran International Import Coach-Utility Player. Former NCAA DI Power Hitter*

mauldenl@seattleu.edu / WhatsApp/iMessage: +64-21-069-0808

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Summer 2021: SIGNED (Ogaki Minamo, Japan) 
Winter 2021-2022: UNSIGNED
**Profile last updated: 9 November 2020**

Lisa Maulden is a veteran international softball import player who first took her career overseas in 2015 to play in Austria. She has since played in: Belgium, Australia, Hungary, New Zealand (3 seasons), the Netherlands, and Italy. Lisa is currently in her 11th season overseas since graduating from Seattle University (DI) in 2015, and is playing for Ogaki Minamo in Japan. During this time Lisa has also built up a lengthy coaching resume, coaching all ages, has assumed the role as player-coach during her time with the Budapest Reds of Hungary in summer 2017, and also has experience coaching youth baseball. Outside of her dedication to her club’s youth program, Lisa has worked within local schools (Budapest, New Zealand, Italy) to increase the knowledge of softball/baseball in the surrounding area.

Lisa was a four year starter with Seattle University (NCAA DI), playing corner infield while also coaching as a volunteer within the University – assisting at university camps and local little league teams (BIO). Over the course of her four years with Seattle U, Lisa hit 20 home runs, 34 doubles supported by a career batting average of .299. Lisa is all over the school’s record books, including 3rd all-time in both doubles and home runs – as of summer 2018 (history book link).

Lisa is confident playing any position on the field, excluding pitcher. She has a strong arm with accurate throws across the diamond and from the outfield to all bases.

Lisa is a power hitter who swings from the left side but also has small ball capability – slapping and bunting. On the base paths she is smart base runner and takes pride in swiping the extra base when possible. Lisa is known for drawing the most out of her and teammates through her positive attitude and continuous support.

Lisa on her coaching:

“As a coach, I love working on both the mental and physical side of the game with my players. At all ages, practice makes permanent, which reinforces that every rep counts. Since softball is a team sport, being able to bring out the best qualities in your athletes is of the upmost importance. This allows people to know their role on the team and thrive in a team environment with their peers. A team is a sum of all of it’s parts, which is why every person has a specific role on the team. I enjoy working with athletes of all ages, both baseball and (men and women) softball players.”

Lisa is has now come on as a the Softball Recruitment Manager with BBJO (BIO) because of the strong character and determination she has exemplified throughout her years abroad as well as through her volunteer work with BBJO building the softball network overseas. 

A testament to Lisa’s determination is when she walked-on to the softball team while at Seattle University for academics, not only earning a spot on the roster, but becoming a 4-year starter and playing against some of the country’s top college softball programs, including many Pac-12 and SEC schools. 

Any club interested in a power-hitting utility player and coach who also brings ton of positive energy is encouraged to reach out to Lisa with any expressions of interest.

Interview with Arthur Ward of Arthur Images (from 2020 season in Auckland, New Zealand):

Personal Information:

Education: BA in Liberal Studies (emphasis in Business and Statistics)
Hobbies and Interests: Teaching/coaching, traveling, music, reading
Post softball career plans: Very interested in making a home within a club overseas to help build and grow a program – including in the offseason
Relationship status: Single
Recent injuries or illnesses: None



  • Summer 2020: 1st Place in League, Promoted to 1st Division of Japan Softball League, Named to the “Top 9” as the DH by JSL (article)
  • Winter 2019-2020: Awarded “NFS All Selection Team”
  • Summer 2019: Placed 1st at the Women’s European Cup Winners Cup in Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Winter 2018/2019: Awarded “NFS All Selection Team,” placed 1st in NFS Women’s Auckland League, placed 1st at New Zealand Open Women’s Club Nationals
  • Winter 2017/2018: Awarded “AFC Most Homeruns,” “AFC Most RBI’s,” and named to AFC All Selection Team (Instagram – Auckland Softball)
  • Winter 2017/2018: Awarded “Western Magpies Softball 2017/2018 Premier Women Most RBI’s”
  • Summer 2017: Awarded Euroleague MVP (ESF / Mister Baseball / EBSM)
  • Summer 2017: Awarded “Best Batter” at Finkstonball Tournament in Attnang-Puchheim, Austria (Facebook Post)
  • Winter 2016/2017: Awarded the “Player’s Player” by Teammates
  • Winter 2016/2017: Nominated for the A1 “June Spice” Award

College (2012-2015) and High School (2008-2011):

Articles: 2015: College Sports Madness Preseason All-WAC First Team (ARTICLE), 2014: Named to All-WAC Tournament Team (ARTICLE), 2014: First Team All-WAC (ARTICLE), 2014: College Sports Madness Preseason All-WAC Second Team (ARTICLE), 2012: PCSC All Conference Second Team (ARTICLE), 2011: 2nd Team All League SPSL (ARTICLE), Golden Glove Award, 2010: 1st Team All League SPSL (ARTICLE), Silver Slugger Award, 2009: 1st Team All League SPSL (ARTICLE), Silver Slugger Award,2008: 2nd Team All League SPSL (ARTICLE), Golden Glove Award

Playing Experience

2021 Ogaki Minamo Softball Club (Ogaki, Japan) JSL - 1st Division Primarily cleanup hitter during the first half as a DH, saw time in right field vs. Honda. The second half begins in September.
2020 Ogaki Minamo Softball Club (Ogaki, Japan) JSL - 2nd Division Primarily was used as a DH; practiced and played at 1st base in scrimmage and pre-season games. Hit 4th in the lineup during league play.
2019-2020 Mt. Albert Ramblers Softball Club (Auckland, New Zealand) NFS - Auckland League Played primarily third base and saw time at shortstop/second base/left field. Hitting either 2/3/5/6 in the lineup
2019 Poderi dal Nespoli - Forlì (Forlì, Italy) Italian Serie A1 Played primarily shortstop (also saw time in left/right field and first/third base); hitting leadoff
2018-2019 Western Magpies Softball Club (Auckland, New Zealand) Auckland Softball Association - Premier Women's Grade Primarily played second base; hitting 5th or 6th in the lineup.
2018 Sparks Haarlem (Haarlem, Netherlands) Dutch National Softball League Golden League Primarily a corner infielder; logged some time catching as well during the middle of the season.
2017-2018 Western Magpies Softball Club (Auckland, New Zealand) Auckland Softball Association - Premier Women's Grade Utility player hitting 3/4/5 in the lineup throughout the season. Primarily middle infielder/catcher.
2017 Budapest Reds (Budapest, Hungary) Hungarian Softball League, Euroleague 2017 Utility player hitting 3/4 in the lineup. Primarily SS/C/P.
2016-2017 Southside Stingers Softball Club (Brisbane, Australia) Brisbane Softball Association - A1 Women's Grade Utility player hitting 3/4/5 in the lineup.
2016 Merchtem Cats (Merchtem, Belgium) Women's Second Division Primarily centerfield and first base, hitting 4 in the lineup.
2015: Crazy Chicklets in the Diving Ducks Organization (Wiener Neustadt, Austria) Austrian Softball League (ASL) Centerfielder hitting 4 in the lineup.
2011-2015 Seattle University NCAA D1 4 year starter for the Redhawks as a 3/4/5 hitter in the lineup; primary: first base, secondary: outfield.

Coaching Experience

2019-2020 Coaching Coordinator Hibsicus Coast Softball Club (Auckland, New Zealand) Working with HBCSC to upskill their coaches with drills during practices while also assisting on game days as a coach. During practices, working with the coaches to assist/execute practice plans throughout the week. Providing private lessons to individuals and small groups outside of scheduled team practices. Ages range from our U5 tee ball to Senior Men's and Women's teams within the club.
2019 Coach Ghajnsielem Redcoats (Gozo, Malta) Made and delivered practice plans prior to a tournament in Venice, Italy.
2019 Youth/School Program Coach Poderi dal Nespoli (Forlì, Italy) Made practice plans and delivered practices to various youth teams (beginner to experienced). Coaching duties ranged from solo to group coaching, depending on the team and number of players at practice. Also prepared a 3 week school program and a game day for a local school near the field to introduce softball to the local youth.
2018 Youth Coach Sparks Haalrem / The Gators Softball Academy (Netherlands) Made practice plans and delivered practices to various Sparks youth teams, while also assisting with The Gators Softball Academy when possible. Coaching duties ranged from solo to group coaching, depending on the team and number of players at practice.
2018 Volunteer Coach IGETS (Zagreb, Croatia) Worked a 5 day camp through IGETS with: Prince (Zagreb, Croatia), Redcoats (Gozo, Malta) and Olympia (Haarlem, Netherlands) youth teams in Zagreb, Croatia.
2017-2018 Youth Coach Green Bay High School (Auckland, New Zealand) Taught for 2 terms during school hours; designed and deliver lesson plans for high school students who were beginner/intermediate softball players for school credit.
2017-2018 Youth Coach KiwiSport Softball (Auckland, New Zealand) Through local school programs (with Auckland Softball Association and also Counties Manukau Sport) Lisa delivered lessons during classes on either softball, FMS (fundamental movement skills) or other popular sports in New Zealand, ex: cricket, rugby, touch, netball, etc.
2017 Co-Head Coach St. Mary's College (Auckland, New Zealand) High School Girls Lisa designed and deliver practices on Mondays after school and make game lineups for Wednesday games with Brooke Scott (Co-Head Coach). They had two teams to compete with for the term through Saint Mary's College.
2017 Head Coach (Softball)/Assistant Coach (Baseball) Budapest Reds (Budapest, Hungary) Hungarian Softball League, Euroleague 2017 Head coach for the Budapest Reds Softball team. Lisa was to plan and also deliver practices with the girls twice a week and also make the game lineups, changes/substitutions, etc.
2017 Youth Coach Budapest Reds (Budapest, Hungary) School Program IBC Member Braden Lee and Lisa would deliver in school practices to local kids - with assistance from Budapest Red's members as translators - in hopes to gain interest of baseball within the local community.
2017 Youth Coach Budapest Reds (Budapest, Hungary) Baseball Throughout the week Lisa was to assist IBC Member Braden Lee with youth baseball practices and also lent a helping hand during men's practices with the Budapest Reds.
2016-2017 Youth Coach Southside Stingers Softball Club (Brisbane, Australia) 13u (mixed), 15u, 17u, A Grade With the Stingers Lisa was the Head Coach for the 15u girls team, while also being an assistant coach when needed on game days with other grades. Lisa was to assist with practice plans throughout the week and coach on game day when needed.
2016 Merchtem Cats (Merchtem, Belgium) Women's Second Division Assisted with practice plans throughout the week through communication with head/assistant coaches; executed the practice plans with the team.
2016 Head Coach Merchtem Cats (Merchtem, Belgium) Women's Second Division - Reserve Head Coach for the Merchtem Cats Reserve team -- made lineups and positional changes during games.
2016 Youth Coach Merchtem Cats (Merchtem, Belgium) Youth Baseball Lisa worked alongside the Merchtem Cats baseball players and IBC Member Daniel Blum to deliver practices to Cat's youth baseball players.
2016 Volunteer Coach Onalaska High School (Onalaska, WA, USA) High School Softball Volunteer outfield/hitting coach for the Loggers.
2015 Volunteer Coach 14u Centralia Police Enforcers (Centralia, WA, USA) Youth Softball Volunteer coach for the Enforcers; planned and delivered practices (hitting and fielding).
2015 Co-Assistnat Coach Crazy Chicklets in the Diving Ducks Organization (Wiener Neustadt, Austria) Austrian Softball League (ASL) Allora Miller and Lisa were in charge of creating and delivering practice plans for the Chicklets throughout the week while also making the game lineups with Head Coach Christian Filarowski on game days.
2015 Youth Coach Crazy Chicklets in the Diving Ducks Organization (Wiener Neustadt, Austria) Worked with the youth baseball/reserve softball throughout the season.


Pro/Overseas Batting

2020 Ogaki Minamo Softball Club (League Stats - Ogaki, Gifu, Japan) 7 23 3 10 3 1 0 1 .455 .583
2019-2020 Mt. Albert Ramblers (League Stats - Auckland, New Zealand) 17 49 16 25 4 2 2 10 8 1 1 2 .510 .690
2019 Poderi dal Nespoli - Forlì (WECWC - Prague, Czech) 8 19 12 9 1 1 1 3 8 1 1 0 .474 .643 .789
2019 Poderi dal Nespoli - Forlì (Season - Forlì, Italy) 36 111 32 36 11 2 0 21 21 16 3 0 .324 .444 .459
2019 Western Magpies (Club Nationals Stats - Auckland, New Zealand) 8 22 4 8 1 1 0 6 1 2 0 0 .364 .435
2018-2019 Western Magpies (Season Stats - Auckland, New Zealand) 16 46 17 19 3 4 1 18 6 5 0 0 .413 .537
2018-2019 Western Magpies (Season Stats - Auckland, New Zealand) 11 33 12 13 2 3 1 11 5 3 0 0 .394 .525
2017-2018 Western Magpies (Season Stats - Auckland, New Zealand) 45 159 52 71 16 8 8 71 7 10 2 1 .447
2018 Western Magpies (League Stats - Auckland, New Zealand) 18 58 20 28 6 2 3 27 2 2 0 0 .483 .557
2017 Budapest Reds (Budapest, Hungary) 10 27 19 15 4 3 4 11 8 0 4 0 .556 .714 .833
2017 Brasschaat Braves (Women's European Premiere Cup 2017) 6-6 16 2 4 0 1 0 3 3 1 0 0 .250 .368 .375
2015 Crazy Chicklets (Wiener Neustadt, Austria) 12 39 13 18 5 1 2 17 7 1 2 2 .462 .542 .795

College/Amateur Batting

2015 Seattle University 49-49 140 18 42 11 0 5 29 10 13 1 0 .300 .353 .486
2014 Seattle University 48-48 145 24 52 12 1 7 33 12 15 0 1 .359 .409 .600
2013 Seattle University 48-45 118 16 29 4 0 6 22 14 26 1 0 .246 .333 .432
2012 Seattle University 43-43 122 21 34 7 0 2 20 12 15 1 0 .279 .348 .385

Video Highlights

Additional Info



Highlight clip from JSL game: Ogaki Minamo Softball Club vs. BIC Camera (Takasaki, Japan) on 19 April 2021 – navy uniform #20: 

Highlight clip from Nespoli Forlì (ITA) vs. Terrasvogels (NED): Prague, Czech Republic for the 2019 Women’s European Cup Winners Cup. #7 in the black uniform, hitting.

Highlight video from Nespoli Forlì vs. Specchiasol Bussolengo games on 18 May, 2019:
Player #7, leadoff and playing shortstop. Game 1: 5-5 from the plate (single to left field, surprise bunt, RBI triple to right field, 2 RBI single up the middle, RBI single up the middle), 6-1 out on defense. Game 2: (pardon the video quality in this game) tag at second on a steal, 5-6 force out play at third, 6-1 out to end the inning.

The Italian National Softball Team plays an All-Star team: (mostly imports playing in the Serie A1 league for the season) in preparation for the upcoming Olympic qualifier. Lisa Maulden (#7, hitting) hits a 3-RBI triple, hitting in the only runs for the All-Stars on the day. 15 May 2019 at Old Parma Softball Field in Parma, Italy.

Nespoli Forlì vs. Old Parma Softball Club: walk off hit in the 8th inning: #7; hitting

NFS Premier Women’s Grade: Western Magpies vs. Waitakere Bears: Auckland, New Zealand (2018):
Player #89; hitting.


2021: “Nothing Soft About It: Import Softball Players Detail The Japanese Softball Experience” by Carter Cromwell

August 8, 2018: “IGETS reaches pinnacle in Zagreb” for IGETS Camp (Zagreb, Croatia)

July 27, 2018: “ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING & FINAL SESSION” for IGETS Camp (Zagreb, Croatia)


July 26, 2018: “MORNING PRACTICE SESSION – DAY 4” for IGETS Camp (Zagreb, Croatia)

July 24, 2018: “MORNING PRACTICE SESSION – DAY 2” for IGETS Camp (Zagreb, Croatia)

2018: “IBC’s Top Women’s Softball Players Overseas During the 2017-18 Winter Season

2017: “Professional women’s fastpitch softball overseas is a thing now for college grads

2017: “IBC Top Coaches Overseas: 2017 Summer Season

2017: “IBC Top Softball Players Overseas: 2017 Summer Season

February 2, 2015: “2015 WAC Softball Preview

January 28, 2015: “Softball Picked to Finish Third in WAC Preseason Poll

Softball Articles from Seattle University (2011-2015): HERE –> type “Lisa Maulden”

July 2, 2010: “OREGON METRO 2011-2013 – SPARQ TESTING BLOG