The Chicago Bandits have agreed to terms with former
Oregon standout Kailee Cuico on a contract that runs through the
remainder of the 2015 NPF season, per team general manager, Aaron M.
"I'm excited that I can join the team and keep playing," Cuico said.
"The Bandits are a fun team and that's the way they've always been. They
have great team chemistry."
Cuico had compiled a .125 batting average this season with two home runs
and five RBIs in nine games with Akron this season before being released
on July 8. One of her home runs came against the Bandits on June 5. She
has spent the last two seasons with the Racers after a stellar career at
Oregon, where she stands as the all-time leader in home runs (46) and
In addition to etching her name in the record books, Cuico was a
three-time All-Pac 12 Honorable Mention and was instrumental in leading
the Ducks to the semifinals of the 2014 Women's College World Series.
As a rookie, Cuico saw a significant amount of playing time when All-NPF
first baseman Charlotte Morgan went down with an arm injury. She held a
.143 batting average with one home run and two RBIs over 18 games with
the Racers in her first NPF season.
"We are excited to add a player of Kailee's caliber," Moore said. "She
will be an integral part of our team as the season hits its home
stretch. She has showed us that she can be a serviceable player in the
NPF and we're looking forward to seeing what she can contribute."
Prior to returning to the Racers for a second season, Cuico had remained
on staff with her alma mater in a coaching role.
Following a long road trip, the Bandits return to Rosemont for a
five-game home stand, which will kick off with a three-game set against
the Dallas Charge on Thursday, July 23.
Tickets for all remaining Bandits home games for the 2015 season are on
sale now at www.chicagobandits.com  or can be purchased by calling
the front office at 877-722-6348.
photos Janos Schmidt