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We welcome you to the oldest and longest running girls fastpitch program in NC!

Founded in 1989 by NC ASA Hall of Fame coach, Ray Chandler, the Carolina Cardinals are viewed as one of the most prestigious programs in the nation. 

With a history of building champions, on and off the field, the Cardinals Chandler team has won 5 National titles:
2006 USA/ASA 18U A Nationals in Owensboro, KY
2013 USA/ASA 18U A Nationals in Salem, VA
2016 USA/ASA 18U A Nationals in Bloomington, IN
2017 USA /ASA 18U A Nationals in Salem, OR
2018 USA Softball 18U A Nationals in Salem, VA

The Carolina Cardinals Chandler team continues to carry on the vision and legacy our founder, Coach Ray Chandler.

We play a highly competitive schedule of  national and regional tournaments including the Boulder IDT and PGF 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.

2018 USA Softball 18A Nationals Champions, Salem, VA

2017 USA/ASA 18U A National Champions, Salem, OR

2016 USA/ASA 18U A National Champions, Bloomington, IN

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

2006 USA/ASA 18U A National Champions, Owensboro, KY

Upper Deck Sports

Softball apparel and equipment

Chappell Insurance

Sport and team insurance


Cardinals teams ranked in the US Club Final Rankings for 2019!

Carolina Cardinals Chandler came in at  #38 on the US Club Rankings by Triple Crown Sports for 2019 and #6 overall in CPI
(college player index).
Carolina Cardinals Nationals 16U came in #8 in the 16U national rankings!

Three Cardinals teams ranked in the FloSoftball 2019 Final Rankings!

Carolina Cardinals Chandler 18U (4th),
Carolina Cardinals National 16U (1st)
and Carolina Cardinals National 12U (4th)
all ranked in the
FloSoftball 2018-2019 Top 15 Northeast Regional Club Softball Rankings

The 18U and 16U teams ended the summer season in the FloSoftball Fab 50 rankings overall nationally!
Carolina Cardinals Chandler 18U came in 49th
and the 
Carolina Cardinals National 16U ranked 15th 

Congratulations Heaven Maness

Congratulations to Heaven Maness for her recent commitment to Wingate!

Carolina Cardinals National 07 Wike Wins the 2021 14U USA Softball of NC State Championship!!!

Congratulations Carolina Cardinals Keller's 12U

Carolina Cardinals Keller's 12U are the 2019 PFG State 12U Champions!!!!

Congratulations Carolina Cardinals Nationals 16U

Carolina Cardinals Nationals 16U are the 2019 PGF State 16U Champions!!!

Congratulations Michele Tarpey!

Michele has committed to continue her education and playing career at NC State!

Congratulations Sydney Hartgrove!!

Sydney has committed to attend and play for the Cavaliers of UVA!

Congratulations Alex Coleman!

Alex has committed to the Thundering Herd family at Marshall University!
We are so very proud of you!

Abby Settlemyre - 2018 NC Gatorade Player of the Year!

What an honor to have our very own Abby Settlemyre selected as the "2018  NC Gatorade Player of the Year"!
Proud of you Abby!!!

Carlie Myrtle Regional Player of the Year!

We are extremely proud of our very own Carlie Myrtle for garnering Regional Player of the Year!

Carlie Myrtle, 2018 Regional Player of the Year


Congratulations to the 2018 Cardinals Chandler team on winning the 2018 USA Softball 18U NC State Tournament!

2018 USA/ASA 18U A NC State Champions

Taylor Wike selected #18 by Outkast of the new ASBA Pro League

Cardinals Alumni and former UNC standout,
Taylor Wike
was selected to play pro ball with the newly formed ASBA Pro League. We are so proud of Taylor and her accomplishments as a player at UNC and now at the next level!

Taylor Wike

2018 High School State Champions!!!

Congratulations to the following players who were a part of their 2018 NC High School Championships:
Carlie Myrtle - 4A State Champs - Jack Britt HS
Megan White  and Bri Coleman - 2A State Champs - South Granville HS