Pennsylvania Rebellion

The Pennsylvania Rebellion were a National Pro Fastpitch softball team based in Washington, Pennsylvania.[1] They were added as an expansion team for the 2014 season, receiving the roster and draft position of the recently defunct NY/NJ Comets.[2] They folded after the 2016 season.

Pennsylvania Rebellion
Information
LeagueNational Pro Fastpitch
LocationWashington, Pennsylvania
BallparkConsol Energy Park
Year founded2013
Year folded2017
League championships0
ColorsBlack, gold, white
OwnershipStu Williams
Uniforms

Away

Franchise history

2014

The Rebellion joined NPF for the 2014 season, and received both the NY/NJ Comets' roster and draft position.[2] This resulted in Pennsylvania having the overall first pick in the 2014 NPF draft, which they used for Arizona State's pitcher Dallas Escobedo, who pitched for the Rebellion's first ever win.[3]

Overall, the Rebellion struggled through the season, batting a league-worst .199.[4] Manager Rick Bertagnolli resigned following a 2-10 start, citing 'personal reasons.' Assistant coach Stacey Rice, was named to replace him.[5] The Rebellion's inaugural season ended with 9-39 record, finishing in last place.

2015

On January 14, the Rebellion announced that the head coach of the Netherlands women's national softball team, Craig Montvidas, was hired as the Rebellion's coach.[6] On January 26, Steve Zavacky was promoted to general manager.[7] The team missed the playoffs, finishing in last place.

2016

The team missed the playoffs, finishing in last place.

On January 16, 2017, the NPF announced that the ownership of the Pennsylvania Rebellion would be dissolving the team, effective immediately. All Rebellion players under contract were granted free agency.[8]

General managers

  • Francine Williams (2014)
  • Steve Zavacky (2015-2016)

All-time head coaches

# Name Term Regular season Playoffs
GC W L W% GC W L W%
1Rick Bertagnolli201412210.167----
2Stacey Rice201436729.194202.000
3Craig Montvidas20152016983365.337----

17-33

Season-by-season

SeasonWLTFinishPlayoff results
201493904th place National Pro FastpitchLost in NPF Semifinals
2015163205th place National Pro FastpitchDid Not Qualify
2016173306th place National Pro FastpitchDid Not Qualify
Totals421040

Final roster

Below is the final Rebellion roster after they made their final trade in January 2017. All players shown were granted free agency when the team was dissolved.

Pennsylvania Rebellion roster
Active roster
(YYYY = Final season of player contract)
Inactive roster Coaches

Pitchers

Catchers

  •  5 Mandy Ogle (2016)
  •  6 Taylah Tsistsikronis (2017)
  •  7 Lexie Elkins (2017)
  • 23 Kristyn Sandberg

Utility players

Infielders

  •  1 Whitney Arion (2017)
  •  4 Olivia Watkins (2016)
  •  9 Kayla Winkfield (2017)
  • 16 Stacey Porter (2016)
  • 34 Chaley Brickey (2017)
  • 35 Alisa Goler (2017)

Outfielders

  •    Caitlyn Attfield (2018)
  •  8 Courtney Senas (2017)
  • 14 Alexa Peterson (2016)
  • 21 Victoria Hayward (2016)
Unsigned Draftees
(Year Team's Rights Expire)
  • Allexis Bennett (2017)
  • Chelsea Wilkinson (2017)
  • Bianka Bell (2017)
Head Coach
  • Craig Montvidas
Assistant Coaches
  • Tracy Bunge
  • Jim Walker
  • Madison Rotto

Legend
  • * Franchise Player Tag
  • (C) Captain
  • (A) Alternate captain
All NPF rosters

References

  1. "National Pro Fastpitch Awards Professional Women's Softball Team to Western Pennsylvania". National Pro Fastpitch.
  2. "NPF Announces New Team in Pennsylvania". profastpitch.com. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  3. Jeff Metcalfe (2 June 2014). "Former ASU standout Dallas Escobedo wins pro softball debut". Arizona Republic. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  4. Joe Tuscano (26 August 2014). "Rebellion Need Speedy Solution". observer-reporter. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  5. Justin (25 June 2014). "Rick Bertagnolli Resigns as Rebellion Manager; Replacement Named". Justin's World. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  6. Joe Tuscano (14 January 2015). "Montvidas named Rebellion manager". Observer-Reporter. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
  7. "Steven Zavacky Promoted to General Manager of the Washington Wild Things and Pennsylvania Rebellion". Washington Wild Things. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
  8. "Rebellion Out for 2017". Fastpitch News. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017.


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