Hall of Fame recipients and Umpire of the Year

Hall of Fame recipients and Umpire of the Year

Softball Australia and the softball community congratulate Adam Humble, Nathan Jones and Kris Kiefel on their Hall of Fame admission, and Jason Carter – recipient of the 2017 Vivienne Triplett Umpire of the Year Award.

Adam Humble

Adam represented Western Australia as a pitcher at 17 open men’s national championships and five U19 national championships. During that time, he was also a member of the WA team that won three open men’s national titles. Player representative number 47, Adam made his international debut in 1999 at the Trans Tasman in Hawker, ACT. During his international career, he represented Australia on 102 occasions.

Awards

1996    U19 Men – Pitching Award and Batter Award
1997    Open Men – Most Valuable Player
2003    Open Men – Batting Award
2008    Softball Australia Male Athlete of the Year
2010    Open Men – Most Valuable Player

Tournaments

1999     Trans Tasman (ACT)
2000    Island Bay tournament (New Zealand)  |  Perth International  |  10th ISF World Championship (South Africa)  |  Lion Foundation World Championship tour (New Zealand)
2001    Doreen Dalton Memorial (New Zealand) |  Test Series v New Zealand
2003    Tri-series (New Zealand)  |  Neil Leard Memorial Tournament  | Victoria Shield  |  Kelowna Skins
2004    Hawker International Tri-Series  |  11th ISF World Championship (New Zealand)
2005    Vic Guth Tournament (New Zealand)  |  Pacific Series (New Zealand)
2006    Commonwealth Championship  |  Pacific Series (Japan)
2008    World Championship Qualifier (New Zealand)
2009    12th ISF World Championship (Canada)
2011     IV International (Argentina)
2013    13th ISF World Championship (New Zealand)

Nathan Jones

Nathan played 128 games and won bronze medals at the 2004 and 2013 ISF World Championships (as captain) in Christchurch and Auckland, New Zealand, respectively.

Player representative number 64, Nathan made his international debut in 2001 at the Doreen Dalton Memorial Tour to New Zealand.

Nathan will be remembered as a great ambassador; his professionalism and outstanding leadership have been his trademark.

Tournaments

2001    Doreen Dalton Memorial (New Zealand)  |  Test Series v New Zealand
2003    Dean Schick Memorial (New Zealand)  |  Tri-series (New Zealand)  |  Neil Leard Memorial Tournament  |  Victoria Shield  |  Kelowna Skins
2004    Hawker International Tri-Series  |  11th ISF World Championship (New Zealand)
2006    Commonwealth Championship (Melbourne)  |  Pacific Series (Japan)
2008    World Championship Qualifier (New Zealand)
2009    12th ISF World Championship (Canada)
2011     IV International (Argentina)  |  World Championship Qualifier (ACT)
2013    13th ISF World Championship (New Zealand)

 

 

 

Kris Kiefel

Kris has had a long and distinguished career, representing Victoria for 22 years. During that time, Victoria won four open men’s national championships.

Kris first represented Australia in 1995 at a Test Series against New Zealand. Representative player number 36, he represented Australia on 135 occasions.

Kris influenced the game in a way that very few could, defining the expectations of an elite male softballer in Australia. As he gained experience at the national and international level, Kris shared his knowledge and continues to mentor and coach young athletes.

Awards

1999             Open Men – Pitching Award
2000             Open Men – Pitching Award
2001             Open Men – Most Valuable Player
2004-2005   Open Men – Most Valuable Player

 Tournaments

1995    New Zealand Provisional Championship  |  Test Series v New Zealand
1996    Perth Shootout v Canada  |  9th ISF World Championship (USA)
2000    Perth International (WA)  |  10th ISF World Championship (South Africa)  |  Lion Foundation World Championship tour (New Zealand)
2001    Doreen Dalton Memorial (New Zealand)  |  Test Series v New Zealand
2003    Tri-series New (Zealand)  |  Neil Leard Memorial Tournament  |  Victoria Shield  |  Kelowna Skins
2004    Hawker International Tri-Series  |  11th ISF World Championship (New Zealand)
2005    Vic Guth Tournament (New Zealand)  |  Pacific Series (New Zealand)
2006    Commonwealth Championship
2011    IV International (Argentina)
2013    13th ISF World Championship (New Zealand)

Jason Carter

Jason has been a member of the Victorian Umpiring Committee since 2005 and has acted as a senior umpire trainer and assessor, Tournament Chief Umpire and Deputy Chief Umpire at state championships. He has led the way with Softball Victoria’s Zero Tolerance Policy and has acted as a mentor for Victorian WBSC candidates. Jason has officiated at more than 20 national championships between 2005-2017.

Jason serves on the National Umpiring Committee with the Technical Committee, assisting with the development of umpire training materials. He has been appointed as an assessor for national championships.

An active member of the Werribee Softball Association, Jason serves as a senior umpire, training and mentoring both junior and intermediate umpires. He is a positive role model amongst the wider softball community, establishing relationships with players, coaches and fellow umpires.

International tournaments

2014   Memorial Vancouver Challenge  |  10th WBSC Junior Men’s World Championship
2015   European Premier Cup (Women)  |  European Super Cup (Men)
2017   15th WBSC Men’s World Championship