rachele fico

April 1st marked another successful Pro Fastpitch Senior Draft. This years draft was yet again filled with some popular stars including 4 members of last years WCWS runner up  Oklahoma Sooners team. But this class also has its stars that do not receive much national attention even though they are well deserving.

Round 1
#1 Akron Racers: Rachele Fico - P, LSU
#2 NY/NY Comets: Olivia Galati - P, Hofstra
#3 Chicago Bandits: Jolene Henderson - P, Cal
#4 USSSA Pride: Keilani Ricketts - P, Oklahoma
Round 2
#5 USSSA Pride: Jessica Shults - C, Oklahoma
#6 NY/NJ Comets: Jessica Moore - P, Oregon
#7 Chicago Bandits: Michelle Gascoigne - P, Oklahoma
#8 Akron Racers: Ivy Renfroe - P, Tennessee
Round 3
#9 Akron Racers: Brianna Turang - OF, Oklahoma
#10 NY/NJ Comets: Cyndil Matthew - OF, UMass
#11 Chicago Bandits: Maggie Hull - OF, Kansas
#12 Akron Racers: Brianna Cherry - OF, ULL
Round 4
#13 Chicago Bandits:
Raven Chavanne - 3B, Tennessee
#14 NY/NJ Comets: Samie Garcia - SS, South Carolina
#15 Chicago Bandits: Mel Dumezich - P, Texas A&M
#16 Akron Racers: Tess Sito - 2B, Georgia
Round 5
#17 Akron Racers: Brigette Del Ponte, 3B, Arizona
#18 NY/NJ Comets: Courtney Liddle - 1B, Virginia tech
#19 Chicago Bandits: Jenna Marston, SS/C, Missouri
#20 USSSA Pride: Chelsea Thomas - P, Missouri

Keep in mind many girls have multiple positions so this list may only be a primary position.
Some girls may elect to play for Team USA this season or may have other obligations that keep them from joining their pro teams. Be sure to come out to the stadiums this season to come watch and support your favorite players.

Congrats to LSU pitcher Rachele Fico for becoming the 2nd straight LSU starting pitcher to be selected #1 overall in the NPF senior draft!

Already having a very impressive college career, as of the start of April, Fico has already thrown 138 innings this season against some tough SEC competition. Having given up 36 earned runs, her ERA sits at 1.83 while striking out 168 batters along the way. She has been on the winning end of 17 of LSU’s 27 wins this season and helped keep them ranked 13th in the latest RPI standings. Rachele has the talent to outperform her former teammate Mack’s rookie season last year but with having to face the tough lineups around the league, she probably wishes she could have the luxury of the Pride lineup on her side.