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Allyson "Ally" Nicole Carda (born January 15, 1993) is an American, former collegiate All-American, medal-winning Olympian, softball pitcher and first baseman. Carda is currently a member of the United States women's national softball team (since 2015) and was a member of the UCLA Bruins from 2012 to 2015, earning three First Team All-Pac-12 and back-to-back conference Player of the Year awards. She also earned back-to-back National Fastpitch Coaches Association First Team All-American honors. Carda represented Team USA at the 2020 Summer Olympics and won a silver medal.
Carda was born on January 15, 1993, in Sacramento, California, to parents Heather and Jim Carda. Carda and her family moved to Elk Grove, California, where she attended Pleasant Grove High School, from where she graduated in 2011. She is openly lesbian and her partner is Kelly Kretschman.
Carda signed a letter of intent to play for UCLA during her senior year of High School. Carda became one of the all-time greats in the winningest program in history, becoming the best 2 way player for the Bruins since Lisa Fernandez.
Carda was named to the United States women's national softball team roster in 2015. Carda also played for the Red, White, and Blue in 2016 and 2017. Carda helped the Red, White, and Blue to a World Cup of Softball Gold Medal in 2015, and a Silver in 2016. Carda also won a silver medal at the 2015 Pan American Games and a gold medal at the 2016 Women's Softball World Championship. Carda represented Team USA at the 2020 Summer Olympics and won a silver medal. At the Tokyo Games, Carda suffered the loss in the gold medal game to Team Japan in two innings of work on July 27, 2021. For the tournament, Carda pitched eight innings and scored a run for Team USA.
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