McKinney, TX (June 8, 2016) – The Dallas Charge have signed Missouri’s Taylor Gadbois to a three-year deal. The speedy outfielder was selected by the Charge in the third round of this year’s NPF draft. The 15th overall pick was a NFCA All-American in 2014 and was named ALL-SEC and NFCA All-Region in 2016.
“When I heard my name be called for the 2016 NPF draft I thought all my dreams had come true,” Gadbois said. “Now that I get to call Dallas home for next few months I realized that the next chapter in my life has officially began and I am so proud to wear blue and green this season. Tonight will be my first game in a Dallas Charge uniform and I cannot wait to take the field tonight with my new teammates.
The Maryville, Missouri native led her highly ranked squad in hits (74) and stolen bases (56). 2016 marked the third straight season the 2014 NFCA Golden Shoe Award winner stole 40+ bags. She hit .396 this year, third best on her team.
Charge General Manager Kevin Shelton remarked, “It is great to add Taylor’s talent and speed to our roster. She joins a group of quality defenders. Taylor has excelled at the highest levels of the college game which should help her quickly make the transition to the NPF. She plays with the kind of energy that makes the game fun to watch. I look forward to seeing her patrol the Charge outfield and burn up the base paths. Our fans will like her.”
About Dallas Charge:
The Dallas Charge, headquartered in McKinney, TX, began competition in the National Pro Fastpitch league in 2015. The Charge provide elite softball players the opportunity to pursue a professional career and inspire the next generation of professionals. Located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the Charge organization and its players are committed to demonstrating leadership in community involvement, entertainment, and professionalism. Follow the Dallas Charge at www.dallascharge.com.
About National Pro Fastpitch:
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2002, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in diamond sports beyond their collegiate success. The 2016 NPF season will be televised on CBS Sports Network. Coverage includes the NPF College Draft presented by Bownet on Thur., April 14, followed by 23 regular-season games, a Championship Series Preview Special and the 2016 NPF Championship Series. The NPF recently announced that the Scrap Yard Dawgs, located in The Woodlands, Texas, will join the Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, Dallas Charge, Pennsylvania Rebellion and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2016 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the U.S., Australia, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and New Zealand, representing the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.
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