Bandits, Svekis Agree to One-Year Contract Extension

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Chicago Bandits and catcher Gwen Svekis have reached an agreement on a 1-year contract extension, team officials announced Wednesday afternoon. Svekis dominated both at and behind the plate during the 2019 season. In 40 games played, she posted 7 home runs and 24 RBI, good for a .274 batting average. Behind…

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Bandits, Svekis agree to one-year extension

ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits have signed catcher Gwen Svekis to a one-year extension, team officials announced Wednesday morning. Svekis, whom the Bandits selected third overall in the 2018 NPF Draft, appeared in 19 games as a rookie, batting .269 with one home run and six RBI. She sported a spotless 1.000 fielding percentage behind the…

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Svekis named volunteer assistant at Indiana

ROSEMONT — Chicago Bandits first-year catcher Gwen Svekis has been named to the softball staff at Indiana University as a volunteer assistant, the Hoosiers’ athletic department announced Monday afternoon. Svekis, whom the Bandits selected third overall in the 2018 NPF Draft following a historic career at Oregon, currently holds a .231 clip at the plate with…

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Bandits and ThunderBolts play to tie in annual Battle of the Sexes game

CRESTWOOD, Ill. — The Chicago Bandits and Frontier League’s Windy City ThunderBolts played to an extra-inning, 1-1 tie in the latest installment of their annual “Battle of the Sexes” softball game Monday night at Standard Bank Stadium in Crestwood, Illinois. Nadia Taylor delivered the game’s first run with an run-scoring grounder to the left side of…

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Bandits break single-game run record in sweep of Eagles

ROSEMONT — The Bandits scored 21 runs in Game 1 of a doubleheader to break the franchise’s single-game record and polished off a six-game sweep with a comeback win in the nightcap Thursday at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. Emily Carosone, Gwen Svekis and Sammy Marshall launched home runs in the 21-0 rout as part of a…

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Svekis named recipient of Tom Hansen Medal

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Chicago Bandits first-year catcher Gwen Svekis has been named the female recipient of the Tom Hansen Medal, an annual honor bestowed upon one male and one female student athlete- from each of the Pac-12 Conference’s member institutions who exhibits the greatest combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership. Svekis, whom the…

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Romero’s blast spoils Fico’s no-hit bid

VIERA, Fla. — Rachele Fico took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning before USSSA Pride second baseman Sierra Romero unloaded a three-run home run to center as the Chicago Bandits lost their second consecutive game by a score of 3-1 Tuesday at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida. Fico, who allowed just one hit across six…

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Bandits sign first-round pick Svekis to one-year deal

ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits have reached a one-year deal with draftee Gwen Svekis, team officials announced Friday. Svekis, a standout catcher at Oregon, broke career highs in a number of statistical categories during the 2018 season. The Davie, Florida, resident belted 17 home runs and 60 RBI to pace the Ducks, and also sported…

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Bandits draftees highlight NFCA awards

The Chicago Bandits’ 2018 draft class found numerous spots on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s awards list, including a pair of All-American selections. Here is a full recap of the national honors, which were announced Wednesday afternoon. Gwen Svekis Gwen Svekis, the No. 3 overall selection in the 2018 NPF Draft, earned a trio of…

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Postseason Update No. 2

All four remaining Bandits draftees in the NCAA Tournament moved on to the Women’s College World Series. A handful of coaches saw their teams advance further in the postseason, as well. Here’s a brief look at each individual performance from Week 2 of the postseason. Paige Lowary — First round, No. 1 overall Oklahoma advanced…

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