Sierra Romero drafted No. 2 overall in pro softball draft

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 8:11pm

The USSSA Pride selected Michigan second baseman Sierra Romero with the second overall pick in the National Pro Fastpitch Draft on Wednesday night. The senior becomes the second-ranked Wolverines’ 13th player drafted since 1998 and its first first-rounder since Dorian Shaw in 2011.

Throughout her Michigan career, Romero has paced the Wolverines’ offense, setting numerous records. She leads Michigan in career batting average, home runs, RBI, slugging percentage and runs.

Last season, espnW.com named her its national player of the year, and she received the Big Ten Player of the Year award in 2013 and 2014. Romero earned Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America first-team honors for second base and shortstop in 2015 and 2014 respectively, while in her freshman year, she was named to the second-team.

Even this season, Romero continues to anchor the Wolverines, leading the team in nearly every category on offense and serving as a captain for the second year.

Currently, USA Softball lists Romero as one of 25 finalists for collegiate player of the year, along with her fellow teammate and senior Sierra Lawrence.