VIERA, FL. (June 11, 2019) – The USSSA Florida Pride has signed University of Oklahoma standout Sydney Romero to a 2 year contract team officials announced today.
Drafted 3rd overall in the 2019 NPF Draft, this Sooner 4 time All American and one of the 3 finalists for Player of the Year, Romero’s career stats speak for themselves. She won the Big 12 Triple Crown hitting 427 with 20 HR’s and 56 RBI’s. She also led in hits with 90 and led the nation in total bases with 176 and is in the record books for the University of Oklahoma as the career leader in at bats with 853, 58 doubles, and 13 sacrifices. She is 2nd in hits with 320, extra base hits with 121 and total bases of 558 in her career. All of these achievements are things that dreams are made of.
“A winner, a leader, she performs on the big stage having won 2 NCAA Championships and is the last piece to our big-name infield this year’, commented Pride General Manager Don DeDonatis. “Patty Gasso and the Oklahoma program once again has groomed an amazing athlete and an even better young lady and the Pride organization is thrilled to have her as part of the family.”
Sydney joins her sister and Pride teammate Sierra this season making it a Romero duo along with another sister act and former OU teammates Nicole and Shelby Pendley.
The four-time Cowles Cup champion and seven-time NPF regular season champion USSSA Florida Pride will be back in action at the Space Coast Stadium in Viera, FL on June 18th. For more information about the Pride or to purchase tickets, please visit USSSAFLORIDAPRIDE.com.
USSSA is headquartered in Viera, Florida. USSSA is the world’s largest multi-sport athletic organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 4 million participants, competing in 14 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information about USSSA, visit www.usssa.com and follow USSSA on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
About National Pro Fastpitch
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004 provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Aussie Spirit, Beijing Eagles, Canadian Wild, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2019 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.