2015 NPF (National Pro Fastpitch) Championship Series kicks off today (Friday)!
The NPF Championship Series, held at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, kicks off Friday at 5:00 pm CT with the #2 seed Chicago Bandits facing the #2 seed Akron Racers. That game will be followed by the match up of the #1 seed USSSA Pride taking on the #4 seed Dallas Charge at 8:00 pm CT. The Series is scheduled to conclude either Monday or Tuesday based on the outcome of the Final Series, which begins on Sunday at 2:00 pm CT.
The NPF Player of the Year presented by Mizuno went to veteran USSSA Pride outfielder, Kelly Kretschman
Chicago Bandits pitcher Monica Abbott took home the Pitcher of the Year Award, presented by Diamond Sports.
Rookie of the Year presented by Easton Sports went to the Pride’s Shelby Pendley.
Offensive Player of the Year presented by Louisville Slugger was awarded to the Bandits’ Brittany Cervantes.
Defensive Player of the year presented by Wilson was won by outfielder Courtney Senas of the PA Rebellion.
The Home Run Award presented by Worth went to the league’s home run leader, outfielder, Taylor Schlopy of the Akron Racers with 10
The Rally Spikes Award, presented by 3N2, went to Chicago’s Emily Allard, with 12 stolen bases.
Coaching Staff of the Year, presented by Bownet Sports went to the coaching staff of the Dallas Charge, Head Coach Jennifer McFalls and Assistants Chez Sievers and Michelle Gromacki.
The Jennie Finch Award went to Cat Osterman of the USSSA Pride.
The All NPF Team presented by Combat
Catcher: Taylor Edwards – Chicago
First Base: Kaitlyn Richardson – Dallas
Second Base: Shelby Pendley – USSSA
Shortstop: Jill Barrett – Akron
Third Base: Andrea Duran – USSSA
Outfield: Kelly Kretschman – USSSA
Outfield: Taylor Schlopy – Akron
Outfield: Natasha Watley – USSSA
Pitcher: Monica Abbott – Chicago
Pitcher: Cat Osterman – USSSA
PItcher: Jordan Taylor – USSSA
Pitcher: Sarah Pauly – Akron
At Large: Brittany Cervantes – Chicago
At Large: Kelley Montalvo – Akron
At Large: Amber Patton – Chicago
At Large: Kristyn Sandberg – Pennsylvania
At Large: Megan Wiggins – USSSA
At Large: Tammy Williams – Chicago