2006 NPF Senior Draft
General information
Sportsoftball
Date(s)February 15, 2006
Overview
30 total selections
LeagueNational Pro Fastpitch
Teams7
First selectionCat Osterman P Texas
selected by Connecticut Brakettes
Most selectionsPhiladelphia Force, Connecticut Brakettes, Akron Racers; 5 picks each
Fewest selectionsArizona Heat, 3 picks

The 2006 NPF Senior Draft is the third annual NPF Draft. It was held February 15, 2006 to assign elite college players to pro teams for 2006 season. Athletes are not allowed by the NCAA to sign professional contracts until their collegiate seasons have ended. The first selection was Texas's Cat Osterman, picked by the Connecticut Brakettes.[1] Osterman chose not to sign with the Brakettes. The Brakettes' rights to her expired after the 2006, after which she signed with the Rockford Thunder.[2]

2006 NPF Senior Draft

Following are the 30 selections from the 2006 NPF Senior Draft:[3][4]

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 Cat Osterman+ P Connecticut Brakettes[Draft note 1] Texas
2 Stephanie VanBrakle P Philadelphia Force Alabama
3 Andrea Duran+ 3B Connecticut Brakettes UCLA
4 Kristin Vesely OF New England Riptide Oklahoma
5 Alicia Hollowell P Arizona Heat Arizona
6 Jennie Ritter# P Akron Racers Michigan
7 Emily Zaplatosch# C Texas Thunder UCLA
8 Caitlin Benyi 2B Akron Racers UCLA
9 Kristi Durant# 3B/C New England Riptide[Draft note 2] Tennessee

Round 2

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

10 Sarah Fekete OF Philadelphia Force Tennessee
11 Adrienne Alo IF/OF Connecticut Brakettes Oregon State
12 Stacy May+ 3B/SS New England Riptide[Draft note 3] Iowa
13 Harmony Schwethelm#[Draft note 4] OF/IF Philadelphia Force Baylor
14 Serena Settlemier+ P Texas Thunder Kansas
15 Sara Larquier+ 3B Akron Racers Virginia
16 Amanda Williams+ OF Chicago Bandits Marshall

Round 3

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

17 Haley Woods# C/1B Philadelphia Force California
18 Aimee Minor OF Connecticut Brakettes Washington
19 Tiffany Stewart OF New England Riptide South Florida
20 Desiree Serrano+ P Arizona Heat Arizona State
21 Krystal Lewallen P Texas Thunder Louisiana–Lafayette
22 Lindsay James# OF Akron Racers California
23 Lisa Allen C New England Riptide[Draft note 5] Oregon State

Round 4

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

24 Courtnay Foster# P Philadelphia Force Northwestern
25 Stephanie Hill IF/OF Connecticut Brakettes LSU
26 Missy Beseres P New England Riptide[Draft note 6] Penn State
27 Lauren Lappin+ IF/C Arizona Heat Stanford
28 Tina Boutelle# OF Texas Thunder Texas
29 Ashley Smith C Akron Racers South Carolina
30 Jessica Williams SS Chicago Bandits Marshall

Draft notes

  1. ^ Osterman opted not to sign with the Brakettes and signed with the Rockford Thunder after the 2006 season.
  2. ^ Chicago Bandits traded the pick to
  3. ^ New England Riptide trade from 1st round with Chicago Bandits (Chicago Bandits also gets New England Riptide’s 2007 4th round pick
  4. ^ Schwethelm signed with the Texas Charge before the 2017 season,[5] but retired before playing.[6]
  5. ^ Chicago Bandits traded the pick to
  6. ^ trade from 3rd round with Chicago Bandits

References

  1. ^ "OUS KRISTIN VESELY SELECTED TO NPF DRAFT". Sooner Sports. 16 February 2006. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  2. ^ "THUNDER SIGNS OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST TO CONTRACT". OurSportsCentral.com. 19 December 2006. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Gamecocks' Ashley Smith Drafted by Akron Racers in NPF". Gamecocks Online. 17 February 2006. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  4. ^ "National Pro Fastpitch Announces 2006 Senior Draft Selections". ProFastpitch.com. Archived from the original on 17 March 2006. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Harmony Schwethelm Steps Into Justin's World". Jason's World of Softball. 14 March 2017. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  6. ^ "TRANSACTIONS". ProFastpitch.com. Archived from the original on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 17 June 2017.