With the second overall pick in the 2012 NPF College Draft, the Chicago Bandits selected University of Washington outfielder Kimi Pohlman.
Pohlman, a senior at Washington, helped the Huskies win the National Championship in 2009, and last season she was co-offensive MVP at Washington after leading the team in batting average (. 432), at-bats (183) and hits (79).
"Kimi is a proven winner and a very consistent player," said Bandits general manager Aaron M. Moore. "We look for her to come in and bring the same type of game she played in Washington with her here in Chicago."
In round two, the Bandits selected outfielder Katie Schroeder from UCLA as the 6th overall pick. A 2009 All-Pac-10 First Team selection, Schroeder has 202 hits in 557 at-bats including 24 doubles, 19 home runs and 74 RBIs so far in her college career.
"Katie is a solid outfielder, but one thing we really like is her knack for scoring runs," said Moore. "Any player that scores almost a run per game is finding ways to get the job done."
In the third round, the Bandits selected pitcher Stephanie Ricketts from the University of Hawaii. A two-time WAC Pitcher of the Year Ricketts has compiled a record of 74-32 with an ERA of 1.99 in 712.1 innings pitched throughout her collegiate career so far.
"Stephanie is going to be a great addition for the Bandits," said Moore. "We're looking for her to come in and make an immediate contribution in the circle for the Bandits."
The Bandits used their final selection in the fifth round to draft infielder Adrienne Monka from Northwestern as the 20th overall pick. She has a .375 batting average with a .798 slugging percentage including 41 home runs and 142 RBIs in her college career to this point.
"Adrienne has become one of the most feared hitters in the college game and that hopefully will carry over to the professional level," said Moore. "We'll look for her to come in and provide some immediate pop offensively with the likes of Alisa Goler and Megan Wiggins."