The Women’s College World Series is over, but a new softball season is just beginning.
National Pro Fastpitch, the top professional softball league in the world, kicked off its season in late May and these former Arizona Wildcats are participating in the six-team league.
Taylor McQuillin, LHP — Cleveland Comets
Just a week after pitching in the WCWS, McQuillin started for the Comets in a loss to the Chicago Bandits on Saturday. A first-team All-American, McQuillin went 24-8 with a career-best 1.52 ERA as a senior at Arizona. The Comets selected her sixth overall in the 2019 NPF Draft.
Danielle O’Toole, LHP — Chicago Bandits
Back with the Bandits for a third season, O’Toole delivered five scoreless innings in a 2-0 win over the Comets on Thursday. O’Toole allowed just three hits and struck out six. O’Toole posted a 0.75 ERA in 12 innings last season, spending most of the summer touring with the U.S. Olympic Team. She has been an assistant coach at the University of San Diego the past two years.
Chelsea Goodacre, C — USSSA Pride
The power-hitting catcher is entering her fifth season in the NPF. In 400+ at-bats, Goodacre has 23 homers and 96 RBI with a slash line of .279/.303/.476. She hit 71 career homers during her Arizona career, fifth-best in school history when she departed the program. She was a second-team All-American in her senior season and a three-time All-Pac-12 First Team honoree.