RACERS ANNOUNCE RETURN OF KAILEE CUICO
Former Oregon standout begins her second season of play in the NPF
AKRON, OH – The Akron Racers announced today the return of infielder Kailee Cuico. Cuico joined the Racers after a run at the national title with the Oregon Ducks in 2014.
“Kailee will join the Racers on day one of our preseason workouts,” noted Joey Arrietta, Racers GM. “It’s particularly tough for rookies that come late as a result of their collegiate team’s success in the Women College World Series. Kailee’s record of success at Oregon is a huge plus for our program.”
Cuico got a taste of NPF action in her rookie season due to the injury of All-NPF first basemen, Charlotte Morgan. Cuico, training hard in the off-season, is prepared to step-up her game and play a significant role in the Racers return to the finals of the championship series.
Hailing from Carson, California, Cuico played her college softball at the University of Oregon, where she majored in Crime, Law and Societies. She was a Three-Time All-PAC 12 Honorable Mention. She concluded her career in Eugene on top of the Oregon leaderboard with 46 homeruns and 180 RBI.
The Racers open their 2015 season on the road against the Rebellion on May 30th but return to Akron for their home opener, June 11-14, against Rebellion, now playing in their second season in the NPF.
For more information about the Akron Racers visit www.akronracers.org or call 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 2015.
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 o 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.