Jade Rhodes Photo Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
PITTSBURGH, PA (June 14, 2016) – The Pennsylvania Rebellion are thrilled to announce they have signed Auburn Alumna Infielder Jade Rhodes to a two-year deal. Rhodes, a four-year starter for the Tigers, received numerous accolades this past season including NFC Third Team All-American, Second Team All-SEC honors and two-time SEC player of the week. In addition, Rhodes set a school record for recording five hits in a game during her 2016 campaign.
“We are excited for Jade to join the Rebellion. She had an excellent senior year and a fantastic College World Series. We are looking forward to her continuing her superior performance for us,” says Rebellion General Manger Steve Zavacky.
Rhodes finished her collegiate career at the plate with 154 hits, 179 RBI’s, 46 homeruns and a slugging percentage of .575. Defensively, Rhodes’ dominated with a .991 fielding percentage.
Rhodes will be traveling back to her alma mater Auburn this Saturday, June 18th as the Rebellion take on USSSA at Jane B. Moore Field.
Rhodes is the daughter of 20-year MLB veteran and World Series Champion Arthur Rhodes.
About Pennsylvania Rebellion:
The Rebellion is a professional women’s softball team competing as part of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF). In their third season in the league, the Rebellion will play head-to-head against the most talented players in the sport. Games are broadcast nationally and draw local fans of all ages to experience the action live. NPF is an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball. For more information about the Pennsylvania Rebellion, please visit www.pennsylvaniarebellion.com or call 724-250-9555.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF):
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 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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