2015 NPF College Draft
General information
Sportsoftball
Date(s)April 1, 2015
Time5:30 pm CST
LocationNashville, Tennessee
Network(s)CBS Sports Network
Overview
33 selections, 1 Market Selection total selections
LeagueNational Pro Fastpitch
Teams5
First selectionLauren Chamberlain 1B Oklahoma
selected by USSSA Florida Pride
Most selectionsDallas Charge, 10 draft picks, 1 market pick
Fewest selectionsAkron Racers,4

The 2015 NPF College Draft is the twelfth annual collegiate draft for NPF, and was held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 5:30 pm CST at the CMA Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.[1] Draft order was determined by regular season standings from 2014, but subsequent trades and transactions altered the overall draft order.[2] The draft was broadcast live on CBS Sports Network[3]

The Draft

With the addition of the Dallas Charge, a league expansion team in 2015, the Draft has added a 6th round and four additional bonus selections for Dallas. Dallas was given bonus selections in the fourth and sixth rounds for a total of 10 selections. The additional round and selections will total 34 overall picks in the 2015 Draft. However, Dallas chose to exercise a previous option offered to them, and made a “Market Choice Selection.” Exercising their Market Choice Selection allowed Dallas Charge to choose a player either originally from the state of Texas or who played college softball for a Texas school. Exercising the Market Choice Selection reduced the overall number of Draft picks for Dallas to nine instead of the original ten. The 34th was replaced by the Market Choice Selection by Dallas.[4][3] A trade of draft picks with the USSSA Pride brought Dallas' total back to ten draft selections.[5]

Drafting an athlete gives an NPF affiliate team the rights to that athlete for two full seasons.


Draft Selections

[6]

Position key:
C = catcher; INF = infielder; SS = shortstop; OF = outfielder; UT = Utility infielder; P = pitcher; RHP = right-handed pitcher; LHP = left-handed pitcher
Positions will be 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 Lauren Chamberlain+ 1B USSSA Florida Pride[R1 trade 1] Oklahoma
2 Shelby Pendley+ INF USSSA Florida Pride[R1 trade 2] Oklahoma
3 Lacey Waldrop RHP Chicago Bandits Florida State
4 Danielle Henderson 3B/C Dallas Charge [R1 trade 3] California
5 Kaitlyn Richardson+ UT Dallas Charge Minnesota

Round 2

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

6 Miranda Kramer LHP Pennsylvania Rebellion [R2 trade 1] Western Kentucky
7 AJ Andrews + OF Chicago Bandits LSU
8 Shelby Davis# OF Pennsylvania Rebellion[R2 trade 2] Oklahoma State
9 Maddie O'Brien SS Pennsylvania Rebellion Florida State
10 Kylee Lahners INF/OF Dallas Charge Washington

Round 3

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

11 Amber Freeman C USSSA Florida Pride[R3 trade 1] Arizona State
12 Morgan Estell # OF/1B Akron Racers Auburn
13 Brenna Moss+ OF Chicago Bandits Fresno State
14 Cheyenne Cordes IF Pennsylvania Rebellion [R3 trade 2] California
15 Ashley Burkhardt IF Dallas Charge Purdue

Round 4

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

Market Pick Renada Davis SS Dallas Charge[R4 pick 1] NC State
16 Kahley Novak SS/2B Dallas Charge UCF
17 Emilee Koerner OF USSSA Florida Pride Notre Dame
18 Sammy Marshall+ SS Chicago Bandits Western Illinois
19 Griffin Joiner+ C Akron Racers Kentucky
20 Devon Wallace# UT Pennsylvania Rebellion Arkansas
21 Lauren Haeger+ RHP/1B Dallas Charge Florida

Round 5

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

22 Emily Weiman RHP Pennsylvania Rebellion NC State
23 Shellie Robinson+ OF Akron Racers USC Upstate
24 Branndi Melero OF Chicago Bandits Auburn
25 Emma Johnson RHP Pennsylvania Rebellion[R5 trade 1] Kent State
26 Janie Takeda# OF Dallas Charge Oregon

Round 6

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

27 Ally Carda[Draft note 1] RHP/UT Dallas Charge UCLA
28 Hallie Wilson+ UT USSSA Florida Pride Arizona
29 Stephany LaRosa# C Chicago Bandits UCLA
30 Megan Low C/INF Akron Racers UTSA
31 Amber Parrish C/INF Pennsylvania Rebellion North Carolina
32 Kaitlyn Thumann# OF Dallas Charge Baylor
33 Farish Beard# P Dallas Charge South Alabama

Draft notes

  1. ^ Carda did not join the Charge until the 2017 season

Round 1:

  1. ^ Pennsylvania Rebellion → USSSA Pride 3 March 2014: Pennsylvania Rebellion traded their first-round pick to USSSA Florida Pride for P Sarah Pauly, INFs Jenn Salling and Lauren Lappin and OF Nikia Williams.[7]
  2. ^ Akron Racers → USSSA Pride 19 March 2014: Akron Racers traded their 2015 first-round pick to USSSA Florida Pride for the Pride's third overall selection in the 2014 NPF Draft.[8]
  3. ^ USSSA Florida Pride → Dallas Charge 17 March 2015: USSSA Florida Pride traded 2015 4th overall draft pick for the Dallas Charge 2016 first round draft pick [5]

Round 2:

  1. ^ USSSA Florida Pride → Pennsylvania Rebellion 19 January 2015: USSSA Florida Pride traded SS Kristyn Sandberg along with the 6th overall and 14th overall picks in 2015 NPF Draft to the Pennsylvania Rebellion in exchange for OF Megan Wiggins and the 11th overall pick in 2015 NPF Draft.[9]
  2. ^ Akron Racers → Pennsylvania Rebellion 27 January 2015: Pennsylvania Rebellion traded RHP Sarah Pauly to the Akron Racers for the Racers #8 Overall Pick in the 2015 NPF Draft and the Racers 3rd Round Pick in the 2016 NPF Draft[9]

Round 3:

  1. ^ USSSA Pride → Pennsylvania Rebellion 19 January 2015: USSSA Florida Pride traded SS Kristyn Sandberg along with the 6th overall and 14th overall picks in 2015 NPF Draft to the Pennsylvania Rebellion in exchange for OF Megan Wiggins and the 11th overall pick in 2015 NPF Draft.[9]
  2. ^ USSSA Florida Pride → Pennsylvania Rebellion 19 January 2015: USSSA Florida Pride traded SS Kristyn Sandberg along with the 6th overall and 14th overall picks in 2015 NPF Draft to the Pennsylvania Rebellion in exchange for OF Megan Wiggins and the 11th overall pick in 2015 NPF Draft.[9]

Round 4:

  1. ^ Market Choice Selection 30 March 2015: Exercising their Market Choice Selection allowed Dallas Charge to choose a player either originally from the state of Texas or who played college softball for a Texas school.[10]

Round 5:

  1. ^ USSSA Pride → Pennsylvania Rebellion 27 January 2015: USSSA Florida Pride traded OF Alexa Peterson and the 25th overall 2015 NPF Draft pick to the Pennsylvania Rebellion for the rights to RHP Andi Williamson.[11]

References

  1. ^ "2015 NPF College Draft Presented by Bownet" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-04-13. Retrieved 2015-04-03.
  2. ^ "Rules of the Draft" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-04-13. Retrieved 2015-04-03.
  3. ^ a b "2015 NPF Draft Tonight in Nashville; Live on CBS Sports Network". National Fastpitch Coaches Association. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  4. ^ "2015 National Pro Fastpitch College Draft presented by BOWNET". profastpitch.com. 17 February 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  5. ^ a b "TRANSACTIONS". www.profastpitch.com. Retrieved 2015-04-12.
  6. ^ Graham Hays (2 April 2015). "5 Questions For The 5 Teams In The NPF Draft". ESPN. www.espnw.com. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  7. ^ Joe Tuscano. "Rebellion target pitching, speed in draft". observer-reporter. Retrieved 2015-04-13.
  8. ^ "Racers Obtain First Round Pick From Pride". Archived from the original on 2015-04-18. Retrieved 2015-04-03.
  9. ^ a b c d Joe Tuscano (23 January 2015). "Rebellion trade Wiggins to Pride for catcher, picks". observer-reporter. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  10. ^ "2015 NPF College Draft Update: Dallas Will Make Market Choice Selection". National Pro Fastpitch. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  11. ^ Jami Lobpries (30 January 2015). "Pride Add Pitching Depth with Signing of Andi Williamson". www.usssapride.com. Archived from the original on 6 September 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2015.