Days after her teammate Abbey Cheek made it official, star shortstop Katie Reed signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bandits, ensuring the duo will remain teammates.
Back in April, Reed was selected No. 19 overall by the Bandits in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Draft after a tremendous senior season in which she posted a .361 batting average, drove in 43 runs and scored 43 runs. She was named a second-team All-SEC honoree and also found herself on the All-SEC defensive team.
Reed also did something no other UK softball player has done before when she won the CLASS (Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School) Award. Every year one student-athlete is given the award for using their platform in athletics to make a positive impact in their communities.
Reed served as the president of Kentucky’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) this season, which helped her develop a relationship with the Special Olympics to make them a partner of Kentucky’s community outreach.
The three-time captain’s successes crescendoed June 1, when she signed the dotted line with the Bandits.
— Chicago Bandits (@Chicago_Bandits) June 1, 2019
Best of luck to the former Wildcat in her professional future.