Lesley Morisetti's career as a player, administrator and umpire in British softball has spanned more than 30 years and is still going strong.
As a player, Lesley first played softball – or Teeball to be exact – in the United States, and was an early member of the Picts Softball Club in Edinburgh in the early 1990s. Lesley then played in the Edinburgh Surveyors League and later the Edinburgh Softball League, and was a member of Edinburgh's travelling team, The Clan.
Lesley was selected for the first GB Slowpitch Team and played in the first European Slowpitch Championships at Brunel University in 1998.
She also played cricket from 1992-95 with the Scottish Ladies team, winners of the Northumbria League!
So Lesley has had a solid career as a player, including a stint with GB Softball – but she has been elected to the Hall of Fame primarily as a softball administrator, fulfilling many roles.
From 1999 until 2016, Lesley was the League Co-ordinator for the Edinburgh Softball League. From 2000 to the present she has been Joint Organiser (with Liz Graham) of the Edinburgh Festiball, one of Britain's best open slowpitch tournaments.
In 2004, Lesley and Liz came on board as Tournaments Officers for the BSF, and brought order from chaos as far as National Championships were concerned, running these events together until Lesley stepped back at the end of 2012. In 2007, they were jointly awarded the Glover Cup for services to softball.
Lesley became a BASU-qualified umpire in 1993 and has been umpiring up and down the country ever since, earning a reputation as one of BASU's best umpires. She became ESF-qualified in 2004 and has been BASU's Assistant Umpire-in-Chief since 2009.
She requalified as a European Umpire in May 2014, and has officiated at Slowpitch Cups & Championships ever since. \
In addition to her softball work, Lesely works full-time.