Japan Experience, EU PASSPORT: International Player and Coach
Name: Lisa Maulden
DOB: March 27, 1993
Date Available: January 1, 2023
Positions: Utl, 1B, 3B, OF
Positions (alt): Coach, Youth Coach, 2B, SS
College: Seattle University (D1)
*Veteran International Import Coach-Utility Player. Former NCAA DI Power Hitter*
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Summer 2023: UNSIGNED
**Profile last updated: August 2022**
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. With the completion of 2021 Japan Softball League (JSL) also comes the completion of Lisa’s 11th season overseas since graduating from Seattle University (DI) in 2015. Lisa is currently playing for Iyo Bank Softball in Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan, competing in the inaugural season of the Japan Diamond League (JD League).
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 both youth baseball and men’s softball. 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 1st base for 3 seasons and outfield her sophomore season. Lisa also served as a volunteer coach 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. 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, reinforcing 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 within the team and thrive in a group environment. 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 softball players.”
Lisa filled the role as a the Softball Recruitment Manager with BBJO and SBJO (BIO) from fall 2017 until 2020. Lisa is still involved with recruitment on a case by case basis 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.
BOOK PUBLISHING: A Pilot’s Passion: Baseball Travels the World by Scott Weaver (Amazon Link)
Interview with Arthur Ward of Arthur Images (from 2020 season in Auckland, New Zealand):
- 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
|2019-2020||Coaching Coordinator||Hibsicus Coast Softball Club (Auckland, New Zealand)||School Program, Club Program||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)||Preparation for Memorial Civelli XXXIV International Softball Tournament, at Castions Delle Mura, Italy||Made and delivered practice plans prior to a tournament in Venice, Italy.|
|2019||Youth/School Program Coach||Poderi dal Nespoli (Forlì, Italy)||Youth Coach and School Program Coordinator/Coach||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)||High School Program Creator and Instructor||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)||School Instructor||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.|