International & NPF

Kelly Kretschman Wins 2017 NPF MVP For 3rd Straight Year

Photo by Sam Janicki

Kelly Kretschman ended the NPF Awards Banquet on Wednesday like she has the previous two years, accepting the NPF MVP trophy. Kretschman won the MVP for the third straight season while also winning the NPF’s Offensive Player of the Year award and earning her spot on the 2017 All-NPF team.

Other highlights from awards included Monica Abbott winning the NPF Pitcher of the Year award for the sixth time in her career. Lonni Alameda and the USSSA Pride coaching staff took home the coaching staff of the year award for the second consecutive year. Bailey Landry won NPF Rookie of the Year award. Chelsea Goodacre became the second winner of the Gold Glove in NPF history after A.J. Andrews won it last year in its debut.

The Pride also led the way on the All-NPF Team with six players making it followed by the Texas Charge who had five. The Chicago Bandits had three members as did the Scrap Yard Dawgs while the Akron Racers had two members.

Here is a full list of the awards

Player of the Year: Kelly Kretschman, USSSA Pride
Pitcher of the Year: Monica Abbott, Scrap Yard Dawgs
Gold Glove Presented by Rawlings: Chelsea Goodacre, USSSA Pride
Offensive Player of the Year: Kelly Kretschman, USSSA Pride
Rookie of the Year: Bailey Landry, Texas Charge
Rally Spikes Award (Most Stolen Bases): Taylor Gadbois, Texas Charge
Home Run Award: Shelby Pendley, USSSA Pride
Jennie Finch Award: Bailey Landry, Texas Charge
Regular Season Champions: USSSA Pride
Coaching Staff of the Year: USSSA Pride

Here is the All-NPF team

Catcher: Chelsea Goodacre, USSSA Pride
First base: Hallie Wilson, USSSA Pride
Second base: Emily Carosone, Chicago Bandits
Third base: Natalie Hernandez, Chicago Bandits
Shortstop: Shelby Pendley, USSSA Pride
Outfield: Kelly Kretschman, USSSA Pride
Outfield: Taylor Gadbois, Texas Charge
Outfield: Bailey Landry, Texas Charge
Pitcher: Monica Abbott, Scrap Yard Dawgs
Pitcher: Jordan Taylor, USSSA Pride
Pitcher: Dallas Escobedo, Texas Charge
Pitcher: Keilani Ricketts, USSSA Pride
Utility: Lauren Haeger, Texas Charge
At Large: A.J. Andrews, Akron Racers
At Large: Alexis Bennett, Scrap Yard Dawgs
At Large: Brittany Cervantes, Scrap Yard Dawgs
At Large: Sahvannah Jaquish, Chicago Bandits
At Large: Shellie Robinson, Akron Racers
At Large: Nadia Taylor, Texas Charge.

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