The first week of the Athletes Unlimited (auprosports) draft is in the books and two former Arizona Wildcats went in the first round. Taylor McQuillin (2019) was selected by Team Nicole Pendley and Danielle O’Toole (2017) by Team Sami Fagan.
Fagan played infield for Missouri (2016) and Pendley was an outfielder for Oklahoma (2018).
The second pair of former Wildcats went in the 10th round with Mandie Perez (2017) chosen by Team Pendley and Katiyana Mauga (2017) taken by Team Haylie Wagner. Wagner was a pitcher for Michigan (2015).
Former Sabino and Wisconsin (2018) standout Kelsey Jenkins went in the 12th round to Team Pendley.
Team Jessica Warren did not pick a player with Southern Arizona connections. Warren played for Florida State (2018).
LINK: HOW THE GAMES ARE SCORED
LOCAL DRAFT SELECTIONS
Team Haylie Wagner (P)
10: Katiyana Mauga (INF)
Team Nicole Pendley (OF)
1: Taylor McQuillin (P)
10: Mandie Perez (OF)
12: Kelsey Jenkins (INF)
Team Sami Fagan (SS)
1: Danielle O’Toole (P) LINK: O’TOOLE TALKS NEW LEAGUE
Team Jessica Warren (INF)
Parkway Bank Sports Complex, Rosemont (IL)
SATURDAY, AUG. 29
Warren vs. Fagan, 10 a.m. ESPN 2
Pendley vs. Wagner, 1 p.m. ESPN 2
SUNDAY, AUG. 30
Pendley vs. Warren, 10 a.m. ESPN 3
Fagan vs. Wagner, 1 p.m. ESPN 3
MONDAY, AUG. 31
Pendley vs. Fagan, 10 a.m. CBS SPORTS
Wagner vs. Warren, 1 p.m. CBS SPORTS
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