Nashville, TN – March 10, 2015 - Lauren Lappin has announced her retirement from professional softball. The National Pro Fastpitch League released Lappin’s decision Monday afternoon.
“After a lot of time and consideration, I have decided that the 2014 NPF season was my last and that I am retiring from the game,” Lappin said. “I feel so incredibly fortunate to have been able to play for many years after college and into my thirties, surrounded by so many people whose passion for developing the professional platform is an inspiration “
Lappin, a silver medal winner with the U.S.A. team in the 2008 Olympics and a former star at Stanford, began her career in the NPF in 2010 with the USSSA Pride. She was a member of two Cowles Cup Championship teams in 2010 and 2013.
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. 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 of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball and has been since 2002.