Athletes Unlimited announced the roster for the second season of the newest American professional softball league.

Two European were added to the 2021 roster of Athletes Unlimited's second season: the Italian pitcher Greta Cecchetti and the Dutch ace Britt Vonk.

Photo by Sascha Schneider

The Italian National Team's captain Erika Piancastelli was previously confirmed for the second season of Athletes Unlimited, after earning earned a spot in the top-5 in the 2020 season. Piancastelli scored 1840 points, endeding the season in the fourth place.

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Athletes Unlimited is an innovative professional softball league: rather than on the four teams, the scoring system is athletes-centered. During every game, the athletes will play to get points based on their individual performances and statistics.

Every week the four teams will be drafted by the top 4 athletes of the previous week. After five weeks of battling on the field, the player with most points will be crowned as the individual champion. 

All the info regarding the Athletes Unlimited League can be found at the AU website and social media channels.

/ Elda Ghilardi
Cover photo by Sascha Schneider