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USA Softball GOLD Nationals Team Preview: Windermere Wildfire 18U - Paulson

June 30, 2021, 12:41 p.m. (ET)

As we near the start of the 2021 USA Softball GOLD National Championships, we're highlighting some of the teams who will take to the fields in Salem, Va. 

Meet Windermere Wildfire 18U - Paulson, a team competing in the 18-Under division. Based out of Florida, Head Coach George Paulson breaks down what you can expect to see from his 2021 roster.




Team: Windermere Wildfire 18U - Paulson

Previous GOLD Nationals Experience: First-time Participant

Home State: Florida

Head Coach: George Paulson

Team Twitter: PaulsonWildfire

Team Website:



What year was the team/organization founded: The organization was founded in 2008.


How long the team has been together: Five Years.


Noteworthy events and recent tournaments: 2021 JO Cup- Fifth Place, 2020 JO Cup- Second Place, 2019 ASA Nationals- Fourth Place, Scenic City, Atlanta Legacy and Diamond 9 tournaments


Returning players from 2020: 10.


What are some of the strengths your team will bring this season“Our team's success is based on playing as a team. Our players play for each other with the "team first" mentality."


What is a primary focus your team has as you prepare for the 2021 GOLD Nationals: “Our primary focus is to work on competing as a team, executing the little things, and enjoying our last tournament with our seniors.


Why do you like playing USA Softball and participating in the GOLD NationalsSince 2010, we have enjoyed playing in USA Softball tournaments. We have a great relationship with the USA Softball Florida staff and we look forward to playing top competition and participating in a well run tournament."