Cantrell, Hugh & Faye

Inducted: 2010

Cantrell, Hugh & Faye

Nicholasville, Kentucky

In 1982, Hugh and Faye set in motion the dream of establishing a softball association that would be run by softball-experienced people for softball players. That dream originated in Lexington, Kentucky, and was named the National Softball Association (NSA). Highlights of the NSA success story include:

-1982: Sanctioned 638 teams in five states.

-1983: Sanctioned 2.011 teams.

-1988: Sanctioned in excess of 10.000 teams.

-1993: Sanctioned in excess of 20,000 teams.

-1986: Added Slow-pitch Youth Division

-1987: Formulated plans for a NSA Hall of Fame

-1988: Added Fastpitch Youth Division

-1992: Hugh Cantrell elected first member of the NSA National Hall of Fame

-2000: Added the Baseball Players Association

-2001: Faye Cantrell received the Presidential Award of Excellence

-2005: Faye Cantrell elected to NSA National Hall of Fame

The NSA became a reality due to Hugh's experience, love of softball, and determination and Faye's support, encouragement, organizational skills, and ability to "keep the ship on course".

We are proud and privileged to be able to induct Hugh and Faye Cantrell into the Kentucky Softball Hall of Fame.