Carolina Cardinals Chandler 18U: Welcome

2013 ASA National Champions

2013 ASA / USA 18U A National Champions
Salem, VA

Softball Today Magazine's

"Team of the Year"


 2013 NC ASA 18U State Champions

2013 Dynamites Classic Runner Up

2013 Wild-Card Best of the Best Co-Champion

2012 ASA / USA 18U A National Championship "Runner Up"
Johnson City, TN

2012 ASA / USA Region 4 18U A National Qualifier Champion
Chattanooga, TN

2012 Louisville Slugger Independence Day 9th place finish

2011 ASA / USA Region 4 18U A National Qualifier Champion Cary, NC
13 place finish 2011 USA / ASA 18U A National Championship


2011 ASA / USA Region 4 18U A National Qualifier Champion
Cary, NC

16U ASA "A" NC State Champions

Welcome the Carolina Cardinals 18U Fastpitch website.  In the fall of 2010, our Cardinals team combined with the Cardinals team coached by Ray Chandler. This joint venture is to further optimize the opportunities for our players. This site is now used to advertise our tournaments. More info on the Carolina Cardinals programs can be found on the website. _______________________________________________________________





2015 Carolina Cardinals Tournament Dates
Entry forms will be available under the "Handouts" section

New in 2015, due to some issues with having enough hotel rooms for our various tournaments, we have decided to try a housing service. We have contracted "Traveling Teams" to block rooms at all our tournaments. Hopefully this will make hotel arrangements more seamless. We will require all teams to book rooms through them for 2015. There will be a website and hotel links for each tournament. We will give this a try and see how it works.
Here are the dates for our 2015 tournaments:
Cardinals Early Bird, Rock Hill, SC, June 5-7, 2015

Cardinals East Coast Fireworks, Rock Hill, SC, June 25-28, 2015 
New for 2015; 7 game pool play will start on Thursday
78 teams max! 
(Top 2 teams from each pool advance into single elimination tournament on Sunday. Prizes to winner of single elimination includes a set of Mizuno back pack bags and Mizuno helmets)...An over $2000 value!


2015 NC ASA State 16U/18U , Raleigh, NC, July 10-12, 2015

Cardinals Classic, Raleigh, NC, July 17-19, 2015
Cardinals Late Summer, Rock Hill, SC, Aug. 7-9, 2015
Once again will host an Elite 80 camp on Thursday evening, Aug. 6th 

Carolina's Clash, Rock Hill, SC Sept. 19-20, 2015 
(Invitation only, up to 40 max TB teams)
A joint tournament hosted by the Carolina Cardinals Chandler and Carolina Elite Genovese to run in conjunction with Carolina's Clash college tournament.

Cardinal's Clash, Raleigh, NC, Sept. 26-27, 2015 
(Invitation only, 20 teams)
In conjunction with "Ray Chandler Memorial" College tournament

Ray Chandler Memorial Scholarship Tournament, Rock Hill, SC, Oct. 24-25, 2015 
(Ten - $1000 Scholarships awarded by blind draw)


Congratulations to the 2013 Carolina Cardinals
"Ray Chandler Memorial" scholarship winners:

MaKenzie Jordan Wall   Goose Creek Diamondbacks
Katie Bilbrey   Ringers Fastpitch
Leah Jarrett   Power Fastpitch
MaKayla Faith Butler   Chatham Elite 97
Kristyn Pareres   Junction Girls (NY)
Morgan Herlong   SC Bandits 18U
Olivia Dunlap   Coastal Lightning
Brittanie Ann McMillan   Stingerz
Michaela Hynes   Wildfire (FL)
Danica Lexieann Cash  

GA Titans


Congratulations to the 2012 Carolina Cardinals
"Ray Chandler Memorial" scholarship winners:

Christine Reilly, Haylee Kobziak, Emily Turner, Kristen McAndrew, Lexi Poston, Courtney White, Ashlee Miller, and Emily Young


Congratulations to the 2011 Carolina Cardinals
"Ray Chandler Memorial" scholarship winners:
Olivia Eudy, Conner Combs,Alexis Hall, and
Kristina Parrish


Make plans now for the 

"Carolina Cardinals East Coast Fireworks Showcase"
16U/18U Girls Fastpitch Tournament at 

Cherry Park, Terry Complex,

and Hargett Park,
Rock Hill, SC
June 27-29, 2014

Entry forms available at

Who's playing list available at


Make Plans now to attend the 5th a"Carolina Cardinals Late Summer Showcase"
16U/18U Girls Fastpitch Tournament at
Cherry, Hargett and Eagle Parks in
Rock Hill, SC, August 8/10, 2014


Rick McHone


Entry forms available at

Who's playing list available at

Sponsored by
"Upper Deck Sports"


 "Carolina Cardinals Ray Chandler Memorial"
Scholarship Tournament
10 - $1000 scholarships awarded by "blind draw"

16U/18U Girls Fastpitch Tournament at
Cherry, Hargett and Eagle Parks in
Rock Hill, SC, Oct. 25/26, 2014


Rick McHone


Entry forms available at

Who's playing list available at

Sponsored by
"Upper Deck Sports"

The Carolina Cardinals are one of the oldest and most prestigious fastpitch progams in the nation.
The 2013 18U Carolina Cardinals Chandler team continues to carry on the vision and legacy our founder, Coach Ray Chandler.
The Carolina Cardinals Chandler are the reigning "2013  ASA / USA 18U A National Champions" going 7-0 in Salem, VA to win this prestigious tournament yet again.
The Cardinals were the "2006  ASA / USA 18U A National Champions" and finished "runner up" in the 2012 ASA / USA 18U A National Championship Finals.
We play a highly competitive schedule of ASA and PGF tournaments nationally, including the Sun Classic, Team NJ, Independence Day in Boulder, CO, and ASA Nationals.
The team foundation is centered around knowing and believing in the importance of the physical, mental and spiritual pieces of the game. These young ladies know that attitude and effort can make the difference on the field and off!  The Carolina Cardinals team knows that striving to be a better ball player is really about striving to be a better person.  These girls believe that life’s most valuable lessons are found on every corner of the field. They know that the time spent on the DIAMOND will be what makes them SHINE in life.


Our goal is to give each of our players every opportunity to showcase their talent to as many college coaches and scouts as possible, in hopes that they can realize their dreams of playing at the collegiate level.
Congratulations to all our  graduates who will  play in college. 

Player inquiries, please contact Rick McHone at 336-416-6056 or

'04 Commitments

Kasey McHone Lees-McRae
Erika Owens Lees-McRae
Lydia Swortzel Pfeiffer
Monica Barnes Pfeiffer
Heather Poindexter Milligan
Jennifer Pardue Charleston-Southern


'05 Commitments
Kayla Richardson Appalachain State
Beth Hauser Western Carolina
Amber Shore Winston Salem State
Amy Vogel  Montreat

'06 Commitments

Amanda Dodson 
Lindsey Boening 
Tara Ruebel  Belmont Abbey


'07 Commitments

Katie Boyd   App. State
Heather Brock  Lenoir Rhyne
Kayla Woodbury Winston Salem St.
Arielle Stout Meredith
Jade Bullins Mars Hill

'08 Commitments

Lauren Harris Lenoir Rhyne
Leslie Hensley Presbyterian
Megan Rembielak App. State
Brittany Marsh
Megan Chapman Winthrop
Jessica Bowen

'09 Commitments

Jana Matthews Charleston Southern
Alexis Yohe USC-Upstate
Robyn Burnette Western Carolina

'10 Commitments

 Carleigh Nester Elon
Hayley Shelton Marist
Michela Calloway
Morgan Wyatt Western
Ciera Cockerham LenoirRhyne
Morgan Chappell NC A&T

2011 Commitments

Stephanie Jones Campbell

Shelby Parker Furman
Taylor Allen UNCG
Carly Madigan Francis Marion
Sarah Mooney James Madison
Jessica Scott Queens
Chelsea White Elon
Ashley Christy GA State

2012 Commitments

Gaylin Bennett Queens
Brandi Hole Lenoir Rhyne
Kristen Terry App. State
Elena Covert UNC Chapel Hill
Mellena Helms USC Upstate
Chelsea Wilkinson Georgia
Courtney Carroll
UNC Charlotte

2013 Commitments
Lexi Shubert USC 
Taylor Woods Presbyterian
Mahaila Irvin Garner Webb
Ashley Best App. State

2014 Commitments

Taylor Wike UNC Chapel Hill
Haley Pace UNC Charlotte

Haley Stewart App. State
Katie Williford App. State
Tara Loken Winthrop
Madison Carter Lenoir Rhyne
Ashlea Hunter Lincoln Memorial
Grace Beatty UNC Charlotte
Anna Rose Borrelli Furman
Sarah Davis UNCW
2015 Commitments
Bailey Rhoney UNC Charlotte
Meredith Harris UNC Charlotte
Kiersten Berrier UNC Charlotte
Destiny DeBerry UNC Chapel Hill
Emily Kenley Coastal Carolina
Lacey Fox UNCW