KELLEY MONTALVO HEADED BACK TO AKRON
The hot-corner specialist returns for her sixth season with the Racers
Akron, OH- Akron Racers GM, Joey Arrietta, announced the signing of one of the leagues all-time best defensive players and the 2014 Jennie Finch Award winner, Kelley Montalvo. The 2015 season marks her sixth season in a Racers uniform.
“Kelley has inspired so many young players with her passion and energy for the game,” noted Joey Arrietta. “Her defensive skills are beyond words. She absolutely amazes me every night. Montalvo, Schlopy and Norris define the Racers commitment to our program here in Akron.”
As the league’s hot corner specialist, Montalvo posted a .944 field percentage, including 160 total chances. Her 98 assists was second best in the league in 2014. Montalvo posted 53 putouts.
The 2012 NPF Co-Defensive Player of the Year is set to return to the Racers with has high expectations for the 2015 squad.
“We have strong leadership in our coaching staff and our veterans that will continue leading us back to the league championship game,” explains Montalvo. “We also have confidence in Joey to continue molding our team into a real contender in this league. I am so thankful and blessed to be given another opportunity to wear the Racers uniform and play the sport I love again this summer,”
The 27 year-old Montalvo is currently an assistant coach at Middle Tennessee State University.
For more information about the Akron Racers visit us on the web at www.akronracers.org or call the front office at 330-376-8188.
About the Akron Racers: The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, OH, are the oldest existing team in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. The Racers competed in the Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL) for two seasons in 1999 and 2000 and in the NPF since 2004. Historic Firestone Stadium is home to the Racers and numerous amateur events at all levels of play. The Racers kick-off their 14th season of play in 2014.
About National Pro Fastpitch: National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fast pitch 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 fast pitch softball since 2002. www.profastpitch.com