Nashville, TN – National Pro Fastpitch will have a close eye on 18 of its 20 draftees from the 2013 College Draft as the NCAA Tournament begins today. The 64 team tournament will be feature four teams at each of the 16 host sites situated across the nation. The following is a list of each of the draftees, the NPF Team that drafted them, their college, and the regional they will be playing from as the road to the Women’s College World Series kicks off!
|NPF Draftee||NPF Team||College||Regional – May 17-19, 2013|
|Courtney Liddle||NY/NJ Comets||Virginia Tech||Lexington Regional – Lexington, Ky.|
|Michelle Gascoigne||Chicago Bandits||Oklahoma||Norman Regional – Norman, Okla.|
|Keilani Ricketts||USSSA Pride||Oklahoma||Norman Regional – Norman, Okla.|
|Jessica Shults||USSSA Pride||Oklahoma||Norman Regional – Norman, Okla.|
|Brianna Turang||Akron Racers||Oklahoma||Norman Regional – Norman, Okla.|
|Olivia Galati||NY/NJ Comets||Hofstra||Columbia Regional – Columbia, Mo.|
|Bridget Del Ponte||Akron Racers||Arizona||College Station Regional – College Station, Texas|
|Jolene Henderson||Chicago Bandits||California||Ann Arbor Regional – Ann Arbor, Mich.|
|Jessica Moore||NY/NJ Comets||Oregon||Eugene Regional – Eugene, Ore.|
|Tess Sito||Akron Racers||Georgia||Tempe Regional – Tempe, Ariz.|
|Rachel Fico||Akron Racers||LSU||Baton Rouge Regional – Baton Rouge, La.|
|Jenna Marston||Chicago Bandits||Missouri||Columbia Regional – Columbia, Mo.|
|Chelsea Thomas||USSSA Pride||Missouri||Columbia Regional – Columbia, Mo.|
|Samie Garcia||NY/NJ Comets||South Carolina||Austin Regional – Austin, Texas|
|Raven Chavanne||Chicago Bandits||Tennessee||Knoxville Regional – Knoxville, Tenn.|
|Ivy Renfroe||Akron Racers||Tennessee||Knoxville Regional – Knoxville, Tenn.|
|Mel Dumezich||Chicago Bandits||Texas A&M||College Station Regional – College Station, Texas|
|Briana Cherry||Akron Racers||LA-Lafayette||Baton Rouge Regional – Baton Rouge, La.|
Two Regional sites will air all games on ESPN2 and ESPNU while six additional sites will be aired on ESPN3 and The Longhorn Network.
About USSSA Florida Pride:
The USSSA Florida Pride is a professional franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch League that is owned and operated by USSSA. The amateur organization of USSSA has multi-sport coverage and encompasses teams and players from the United States and abroad.
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002.
The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), headquartered in Osceola County, Florida, USSSA is the World’s Largest Multi-sport Athletic Organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit USSSA.com. Also be sure to visit USSSAToday.com for the latest USSSA News!