Memphis, TN – National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) and its four-affiliate teams held the 2012 NPF College Draft Presented by Miken from the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN. The Draft was streamed live through profastpitch.com.
Each team had at least three selections in the five-round draft. The USSSA Florida Pride held the most picks with seven and also the coveted number one slot. Several Draft trades led to USSSA’s position including a 2011 July trade of the Diamonds 2012 first round draft pick for USSSA Pride pitcher, Danielle Spaulding.
2012 NPF Draft Presented by Miken, Results
1 (1) USSSA Florida Pride – Brittany Mack
2 (2) Chicago Bandits – Kimi Pohlman
3 (3) Akron Racers – Lexy Bennett
4 (4) USSSA Florida Pride – Andrea Harrison
1 (5) USSSA Pride – Kristyn Sandberg
2 (6) Chicago Bandits – Katie Schroeder
3 (7) Akron Racers – Hillary Bach
4 (8) USSSA Florida Pride – Valerie Arioto
1 (9) Carolina Diamonds – Sara Plourde
2 (10) Chicago Bandits – Stephanie Ricketts
3 (11) Akron Racers – Amanda Chidester
4 (12) USSSA Florida Pride – Michelle Moultrie
1 (13) Carolina Diamonds – Kelsi Weseman
2 (14) Akron Racers – Alicia Herron
3 (15) Akron Racers – Jen Mineau
4 (16) USSSA Florida Pride – Nikia Williams
1 (17) Carolina Diamonds – Angel Bunner
2 (18) Chicago Bandits – Adrienne Monka
3 (19) Akron Racers – Jamia Reed
4 (20) USSSA Florida Pride – Christi Orgeron
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.
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.
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!