The Pennsylvania Rebellion have announced that 2014 World Cup Gold Medalist Raven Chavanne is joining the roster this season.
Chavanne was a member of the 2010 Futures National Team. There, she led the team with a .389 batting average. In 2013, she was selected to the USA National Team that won silver in the World Cup. The team later won gold at the Mayor's Cup and qualified for the Pan American Games.
In 2014, she and the rest of the USA National squad won gold at the World Cup. She batted .591 in the tournament and drove in nine runs. She registered a homerun and led the team with three stolen bases. The team also placed second in the International Softball Federation World Championship in 2014.
She was drafted by the Chicago Bandits in the 2013 NPF draft.
The Thousand Oaks, California native was a four-time All-American selection with the University of Tennessee. As a Volunteer, Chavanne was a three-time Top 10 Finalist for USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year.
"We are very happy to welcome Raven to the Rebellion. We believe that her international experience, with Team USA, will help her transition into the NPF and be a big contributor in 2016," said General Manager Steven Zavacky.
The Pennsylvania Rebellion:
The Rebellion is a professional women's softball team competing as part of 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 tickets, please visit www.pennsylvaniarebellion.com or call 724.250.7412.
About National Pro Fastpitch:
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch 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 fastpitch softball since 2002.