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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - NCAA College Softball heads into post-season play today, and many of the 2017 National Pro Fastpitch draftees continue their college careers in search of a national championship.  Fans can watch 23 of the 26 draftees during regional play beginning today, Friday, May 19, and ending on Sunday, May 21.

NPF Draftees playing in the 2017 NCAA Division I Softball Championship Regionals include:
Player School Regional Drafted By:
Jessica Burroughs Florida State Tallahassee USSSA Pride
Sara Groenewegen Minnesota Tuscaloosa Akron Racers
Sahvanna Jaquish LSU Baton Rouge Chicago Bandits
Bailey Landry LSU Baton Rouge Texas Charge
Katiyana Mauga Arizona Tucson Texas Charge
Megan Betsa Michigan Seattle Akron Racers
Danielle O’Toole Arizona Tucson Chicago Bandits
Alexis "Mo" Mercado Arizona Tucson USSSA Pride
Alex Powers Florida State Tallahassee USSSA Pride
Chloe Miller Wisconsin Eugene Akron Racers
Delanie Gourley Florida Gainesville Texas Charge
Ali Aguilar Washington Seattle Scrap Yard Dawgs
Megan Geer Tennessee Knoxville Akron Racers
Sydni Emanuel Georgia Tallahassee Akron Racers
Hannah Flippen Utah Salt Lake City Scrap Yard Dawgs
Nikki Udria Oregon Eugene Scrap Yard Dawgs
Mandie Perez Arizona Tucson USSSA Pride
Kelly Christner Michigan Seattle USSSA Pride
Nicole Schroeder Arkansas Norman Akron Racers
Lindsey Cargill Baylor Waco Texas Charge
Maddy Grimm Kent State Waco Akron Racers
Alexis Silkwood Mississippi State Salt Lake City Akron Racers
Morgan Zerkle Marshall Lexington Scrap Yard Dawgs
Learn more about the 2017 NPF Draftees at
Another NPF Draftee, M.J. Knighten (Nebraska), became the first 2017 NPF Draftee to sign a contract with Scrap Yard Dawgs.  The 25th overall pick in the Draft, Knighten was a NFCA First-Team All-American, and standout infielder in the Big 10.
The NPF season opens on June 1, when the Chicago Bandits host the Akron Racers at The Ballpark at Rosemont. That opening game will be followed by the remaining 2017 NPF regular season contests, all featured on NPFTV. 
About the Akron Racers: The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, OH, are the oldest existing team in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league, celebrating their 15th Season of Play in 2016. 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.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2002, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in diamond sports beyond their collegiate success.  The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Akron Racers, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2017 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, and Canada, among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.

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