2005 Senior College Player Selections
General information
Sportsoftball
Date(s)February 7, 2005
Overview
24 (3 were passed) total selections
LeagueNational Pro Fastpitch
Teams6
First selectionAmy Harre P Southern Illinois
selected by Chicago Bandits
Most selectionsChicago Bandits, New England Riptide, NY/NJ Juggernaut, Akron Racers, Texas Thunder; 4 picks each
Fewest selectionsArizona Heat, 1 pick (and 3 passes)

The 2005 Senior College Player Selections was the second annual NPF player draft. It was held February 7, 2005 to assign elite college players to pro teams for 2005 season. The first selection was Southern Illinois' Amy Harre, picked by the expansion Chicago Bandits.[1] Athletes are not allowed by the NCAA to sign professional contracts until their collegiate seasons have ended. The Arizona Heat made their selection in round 1, but passed on all their subsequent selections. NPF teams' exclusive rights to players selected in the 2005 draft expired July 15, 2005.[2]

2005 Senior College Player Selections

Following are the 24 selections from the 2005 NPF Senior Draft:[3][4][5]

Position key:
C = Catcher; UT = Utility infielder; INF = Infielder; 1B = First base; 2B =Second base SS = Shortstop; 3B = Third base; OF = Outfielder; RF = Right field; CF = Center field; LF = Left field; P = Pitcher; RHP = right-handed Pitcher; LHP = left-handed Pitcher; DP =Designated player
Positions are listed as combined for those who can play multiple positions.

+ Denotes player who has been selected to at least one All-NPF team
# Denotes player who has not played in the NPF

Round 1

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

1 Amy Harre+ P Chicago Bandits Southern Illinois
2 Jackie Coburn C/3B Arizona Heat Arizona
3 Jessica Merchant+ SS New England Riptide Michigan
4 Heather Scaglione C NY/NJ Juggernaut Oklahoma
5 Jamie Southern+ P Akron Racers Fresno State
6 Kristen Rivera# C Texas Thunder Washington

Round 2

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

7 Megan Ciolli OF Chicago Bandits Notre Dame
8 Arizona Heat passed
9 Ashley Courtney+ OF/C New England Riptide Alabama
10 Jessica Sallinger P NY/NJ Juggernaut Georgia Tech
11 Kami Keiter# P Akron Racers Oklahoma
12 Brooke Mitchell# P Texas Thunder Louisiana-Lafayette

Round 3

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

13 Christina Enea 1B Chicago Bandits Oklahoma
14 Arizona Heat passed
15 Kim Wendland# IF New England Riptide Georgia
16 Kaleo Eldredge OF NY/NJ Juggernaut California
17 Ani Nyhus# P Akron Racers Oregon
18 Adrian Gregory SS Texas Thunder Texas A&M

Round 4

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

19 Anne Steffan+ IF Chicago Bandits Nebraska
20 Arizona Heat passed
21 Stephanie Best SS New England Riptide Central Florida
22 Chelsea Spencer+ SS NY/NJ Juggernaut California
23 Oli Keohohou+ IF Akron Racers Long Beach State
24 Nicole Robinson# C Texas Thunder Texas A&M

References

  1. ^ Lou Antoine (8 February 2005). "SOFTBALL'S AMY HARRE SELECTED #1 OVERALL IN NATIONAL PRO FASTPITCH SENIOR DRAFT BY EXPANSION CHICAGO BANDITS". SIUSalukis.com. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  2. ^ "NPF ANNOUNCES 2005 COLLEGE SENIOR SELECTIONS". ProFastpitch.com. Archived from the original on 3 April 2005. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  3. ^ "SALLINGER SELECTED IN 2ND ROUND OF NPF SENIOR DRAFT". RamblinWreck.com. 12 February 2005. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  4. ^ "THREE SOONERS TAKEN IN NPF SENIOR DRAFT". Sooner Sports. 8 February 2005. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Softball's Kristen Rivera Is A First Round Pick In The NPF Draft". Pac-12. 8 February 2005. Retrieved 14 June 2017.