Racers Ink Deal with USA National Team Member Sam Fischer

Akron Racer Sam Fischer

AKRON, OH – February 17, 2016
 – The Akron Racers announced today that four-time USA National Team member SamFischer has signed to play in the NPF for the 2016 season. The former Loyola Marymount All-American will suit up for Akron on opening day when the Racers travel to York, PA, to take on the Rebellion on March 31st.
“I am incredibly grateful to Coach Ken Eriksen for facilitating Sam’s desire to play in the NPF and, in particular, for the Racers,” noted the Racers GM, Joey Arrietta. “Sam is a blue-collar athlete whose fight to elevate her game every day speaks volumes about the player and person she has become. She is a perfect fit for our program.”
Sam Fischer concluded her stellar career in a Lion uniform in 2012. She was the first Four-Time First- Team All-PCSC selection in school history and the first All-American in school history. Fischer left LMU ranked No. 1 in the Lions’ career record book in home runs (65), RBIs (172), total bases (495), batting average (.387), slugging percentage (.786), on-base percentage (.494), runs scored (184), doubles (52) and walks (127). She went on to earn her first entry onto the USA National Team roster in the summer of 2012.
“I am very excited to extend my summer by joining the Akron Racers and getting to compete at a high level all summer long,” explains Fischer. “I am ready to continue my growth as a softball player.”
Fischer was a three-time World Cup of Softball Gold Medalist and a two-time ISF World Championships Silver Medalist.
About the Akron Racers
The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, OH, are the oldest existing team in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league, celebrating their 15th season of play in 2016.  The Racers competed in the Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL) for two seasons in 1999 and 2000 and in the NPF since 2004.  Historic Firestone Stadium is home to the Racers and numerous amateur events at all levels of play.
About National Pro Fastpitch
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN.  The league, created to give elite female fast pitch 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 fast pitch softball since 2002.  www.profastpitch.com.
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