STERLING, VA – The Washington Glory of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) softball league today announced they agreed to release rookie infielder Bianca Cruz from her contract to pursue other opportunities.
“Bianca Cruz is a fine softball player and a terrific person and we are sad to see her leave,” said team owner Paul Wilson. “She has many diverse interests that she wants to explore after a lifetime dedicated to sports and we are releasing her from her contractual obligations to allow her to do so. We wish her nothing but the best on her journey.”
Cruz struggled to find playing time as the Glory look to defend their 2007 championship. She became one of the most visible and popular members of the squad during several media and public appearances.
The Glory will return to action at the Westfield Sports Complex on Thursday as they begin a homestand against the Rockford Thunder. For more information, including tickets, please visit www.washingtonglory.com.
About the Washington Glory
The Washington Glory is the DC area's professional women's fastpitch softball team. In its inaugural season, the Glory won the 2007 National Pro Fastpitch Cowles Cup Championship title and contributed five players to the all-NPF team. Individual honors included NPF Manager of the Year for Head Coach Carie Dever-Boaz; NPF Player of the Year for rookie shortstop Amber Jackson; and pitcher Desiree Serrano won NPF Pitcher of the Year. More information about the Washington Glory can be found online at www.washingtonglory.com.
About National Pro Fastpitch
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names Women's Pro Fastpitch and Women's Pro Softball League.
Major League Baseball (MLB) is the official development partner of the National Pro Fastpitch League. The partnership, which began in 2002, is part of The Commissioner's Initiative on Women and Baseball, a league-wide effort to help the MLB and its 30 major league clubs build stronger relationships with female audiences.