ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Chicago Bandits have acquired former All-American infielder Jenna Lilley, along with the No. 1 overall selection in the 2019 NPF Draft and cash considerations, from the Cleveland Comets in exchange for Emily Carosone, Sammy Marshall and Shelby Turnier, team officials announced Saturday afternoon. Lilley is set to join the Bandits after she…

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ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits have released shortstop Delaney Spaulding, team officials announced Thursday afternoon. Spaulding batted .289 across 17 games with the Bandits during her rookie campaign in Chicago. She recorded four at-bats throughout the 2018 NPF Championship Series. “We thank Delaney for her contributions to our organization during the 2018 season,” Bandits general manager…

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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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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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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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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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ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits and infielder DJ Sanders have agreed to a three-year deal, team officials announced Thursday afternoon. Sanders, whom the Bandits selected with the 21st overall pick in the fourth round of the 2018 NPF Draft, joins the team after a stellar collegiate career split between Louisiana-Lafayette and Oregon. “We are excited…

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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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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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The Chicago Bandits 2018 draft class performed well throughout the regional round of the NCAA Tournament as Paige Lowary (Oklahoma), Aleshia Ocasio (Florida) and Gwen Svekis and DJ Sanders (Oregon) progressed into super regionals. Jessie Scroggins and Baylor were eliminated by nationally needed Texas A&M. Here’s a look at each individual effort from the regional…

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