OKLAHOMA CITY – USA Softball, the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, is thrilled to welcome Raegan Rogers (Bridge Creek, Okla.) and Emery Nielson (West Point, Utah) to the USA Softball National Office as the Marketing Manager and National Teams Manager, respectively.
Joining the USA Softball National Office as the Marketing Manager, Raegan Rogers will focus on managing the development, production and execution of USA Softball partnerships as well as generating sponsor opportunities at the local and national level. Rogers graduated in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science from the University of Oklahoma where she also helped lead the softball program to two National Championship titles in 2016 and 2017. As a proud Sooner Alumnus, Rogers has stayed involved with the University by assisting at multiple Patty Gasso Softball Camps while providing leadership to youth teams and teaching young players the fundamentals of the game. Her involvement as a player continued beyond her collegiate career as Rogers also competed for the USSSA Pride before transitioning into an Administrative Assistant role with Epic Fastpitch where she handled scheduling as well as communication with sponsors. Most recently serving as a volunteer assistant coach with the University of North Texas softball team, Rogers’ deep knowledge and experience with the sport will help bring a fresh perspective to the Marketing and Communications Department while expanding the USA Softball brand and its partnerships.
“Growing up in close proximity to Oklahoma City, I would always attend USA Softball events with my family,” said Rogers. “Whether it was watching Jennie Finch and Team USA or Men’s Slow Pitch, it is a dream come true to be able to call a childhood destination my new place of employment. I am excited to work for USA Softball and continue to grow the game that I love.”
Emery Nielson steps into the role of National Teams Manager to assist with operations and logistics, including overseeing all equipment-related needs while communicating event information to National Team athletes, staff and selection committee members. Nielson recently earned her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction at California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) after obtaining both a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and an associate degree in Education of Individuals with Autism from Utah Valley University. While pursuing her education, Nielsen competed for three different collegiate softball programs over five years while being immersed in the operations component of athletics as an Athletic Administration Intern at Fresno State and an Assistant to Softball Operations at Utah Valley University. With her behind-the-scenes experience combined with her knowledge of the game, Nielson is looking forward to having a hands-on role in assisting the USA Softball National Teams Department in its day-to-day operation.
“After watching the game of softball while growing up and playing the sport throughout college, I know how amazing this organization is,” said Nielson. “I am so fortunate to be able to work with such talented individuals at USA Softball, not only on the field, but with those who work to keep this organization going on a daily basis as well.”