Feb. 21, 2006
IOWA CITY – Hawkeye senior shortstop Stacy May has been drafted by the Comcast Chicago Bandits, a member of the National Professional Fastpitch (NPF) league. May was selected with the fourth pick in the second round. She was the Bandits’ first pick overall.
May has started ever game of her career so far at Iowa and is a two-time all-Big Ten selection. She was also named Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2003 and has been named to both the Big Ten and NCAA Region V all-tournament team. She currently leads the Hawkeyes with a .433 batting average. May joins current Akron Racer Kristin Johnson as the second Hawkeye to be a member of the NPF. Teammate Erin Riemersma is also a member of the Bandits’ ASA program.
“Stacy will be a tremendous addition to the Bandits,” owner Bill Conroy said. “She is a very versatile player with great character. I have heard nothing but positive things about her and her offense speaks for itself.”
May will join the team this summer after the Hawkeyes complete their season, per NCAA regulations.
NPF, formerly the Women’s Pro Softball League, is a fastpitch softball league created to provide elite female athletes with the opportunity to compete at the professional level, while providing affordably-priced entertainment for families and sports enthusiasts around the globe.