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Former Illini back on the field for the Bandits in 2013

By: Jacquie Boatman
Photo by Dina Kwit

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – Chicago Bandits GM, Aaron M. Moore, has announced the re-signing of Danielle Zymkowitz for the 2013 season.  This will be Zymkowitz’s third season in a Bandits uniform.

“We are excited to have Z back for another season in Chicago,” stated Moore.  “She’ll be the first to tell you that she was disappointed in her season in 2012, and because of that we think that she will come back hungry and driven to find success again.”

“Danielle is an extremely versatile player that can play many positions.  She also provides some speed for us and she is one of the most-liked players by our fans.”

After joining the Bandits via open tryouts in May of 2011, following her senior year at the University of Illinois, Zymkowitz had went through the “sophomore slump” in 2012.  She finished her second pro season with a .125 batting average, four RBIs and eight runs scored.

“I am so excited to be a part of the Bandits family for the 2013 season,” said Zymkowitz. “Softball has always been my passion and to be able to continue playing with the best players in the world is an honor.”

“I am eager to do my part in order to win another ring for the Bandit Nation and the city of Rosemont.”

A 2011 All-NPF Team selection, Zymkowitz made a name for herself during her rookie season with a .298 batting average and an on-base percentage of .330.  During her rookie campaign, she collected 10 RBIs and scored 16 runs.

Zymkowitz is currently serving as an assistant coach for the Fairleigh Dickinson University softball team in Madison, N.J.

For more information about the Chicago Bandits, or to inquire about becoming a season ticket holder for 2013, visit www.chicagobandits.com or call the front office at 877-722-6348.


About the Chicago Bandits
Since 2005, the Chicago Bandits have been members of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. Located in the Chicagoland area, the Bandits provide an opportunity for female fastpitch players to further their careers at a professional level, and the roster has included such names as Jennie Finch, Stacy May and Monica Abbott. The two-time NPF Champions play at The Ballpark at Rosemont, the only stadium in the country built for a women's professional team.


About National Pro Fastpitch: 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.

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