NASHVILLE, Tenn. – NCAA College Softball heads into postseason play today, and many of the 2017 National Pro Fastpitch draftees continue their college careers in search of a national championship. Fans can watch 23 of the 26 draftees during regional play beginning today, and ending on Sunday, May 21.
NPF Draftees playing in the 2017 NCAA Division I Softball Championship Regionals include:
Player School Regional Drafted By
|Jessica Burroughs||Florida State||Tallahassee||USSSA Pride|
|Sara Groenewegen||Minnesota||Tuscaloosa||Akron Racers|
|Sahvanna Jaquish||LSU||Baton Rouge||Chicago Bandits|
|Bailey Landry||LSU||Baton Rouge||Texas Charge|
|Katiyana Mauga||Arizona||Tucson||Texas Charge|
|Megan Betsa||Michigan||Seattle||Akron Racers|
|Danielle O’Toole||Arizona||Tucson||Chicago Bandits|
|Alexis “Mo” Mercado||Arizona||Tucson||USSSA Pride|
|Alex Powers||Florida State||Tallahassee||USSSA Pride|
|Chloe Miller||Wisconsin||Eugene||Akron Racers|
|Delanie Gourley||Florida||Gainesville||Texas Charge|
|Ali Aguilar||Washington||Seattle||Scrap Yard Dawgs|
|Megan Geer||Tennessee||Knoxville||Akron Racers|
|Sydni Emanuel||Georgia||Tallahassee||Akron Racers|
|Hannah Flippen||Utah||Salt Lake City||Scrap Yard Dawgs|
|Nikki Udria||Oregon||Eugene||Scrap Yard Dawgs|
|Mandie Perez||Arizona||Tucson||USSSA Pride|
|Kelly Christner||Michigan||Seattle||USSSA Pride|
|Nicole Schroeder||Arkansas||Norman||Akron Racers|
|Lindsey Cargill||Baylor||Waco||Texas Charge|
|Maddy Grimm||Kent State||Waco||Akron Racers|
|Alexis Silkwood||Mississippi State||Salt Lake City||Akron Racers|
|Morgan Zerkle||Marshall||Lexington||Scrap Yard Dawgs|
Learn more about the 2017 NPF Draftees at http://www.profastpitch.com/NPF_Draft/2017-draftee-watch
Another NPF Draftee, M.J. Knighten (Nebraska), became the first 2017 NPF draftee to sign a contract with Scrap Yard Dawgs. Knighten, an NFCA First Team All-American and the No. 25 pick in the draft, is a standout infielder in the Big Ten Conference.
The NPF season opens on June 1, when the Chicago Bandits host the Akron Racers at The Ballpark at Rosemont. That opening game will be followed by the remaining 2017 NPF regular season contests, all featured on NPFTV.
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2002, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in diamond sports beyond their collegiate success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Akron Racers, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2017 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, and Canada, among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.