2013 Draftee_npfNashville, 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.

About NPF:

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.

About USSSA:

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!