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
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!
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
Carolina Cardinals National 16U ranked 15th
Congratulations to Heaven Maness for her recent commitment to Wingate!
Carolina Cardinals Keller's 12U are the 2019 PFG State 12U Champions!!!!
Carolina Cardinals Nationals 16U are the 2019 PGF State 16U Champions!!!
Michele has committed to continue her education and playing career at NC State!
Sydney has committed to attend and play for the Cavaliers of UVA!
Alex has committed to the Thundering Herd family at Marshall University!
We are so very proud of you!
What an honor to have our very own Abby Settlemyre selected as the "2018 NC Gatorade Player of the Year"!
Proud of you Abby!!!
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
Cardinals Alumni and former UNC standout,
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!
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