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Two-time reigning PWBA Player of the Year Shannon O’Keefe was selected with the first pick Tuesday in the PBA League Miami and Phoenix Draft live on FloBowling.
In all, 10 players from the PWBA Tour were selected to join two expansion teams in the PBA League. It’s the first time all-female teams will compete in the league.
The PBA also announced the league will take place Sept. 27 and 28 live on FS1 (United States) and FloBowling (international) at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine.
Watch the full draft below:
O’Keefe, a 13-time PWBA champion, led the points list on the women’s tour last season and Phoenix manager Kim Terrell-Kearney used the top pick to select her.
Joining O’Keefe on the Phoenix Fury is Liz Johnson, Jordan Richard, Stefanie Johnson and Maria Jose Rodriguez.
Miami manager Bob Learn Jr. used the second overall pick to select five-time PWBA champion Danielle McEwan to join his squad. Learn also selected Dasha Kovalova, Clara Guerrero, Liz Kuhlkin and Missy Parkin.
The PBA League was originally scheduled to happen this month but was pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic. With the cancelation of the PWBA Tour this season, the PBA decided to add to women’s teams to the league.
The 12 teams in the league will compete Sept. 27 and 28. The quarterfinals will be broadcast live at Noon Eastern and 7 p.m. Eastern on Sept. 27. The semifinals will take place Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. Eastern and be followed by the finals at 9 p.m. Eastern.
Below are the results for Tuesday’s draft as well as the completed rosters for each team. For the results for the first draft and other team rosters, click here.
2020 PBA League Miami And Phoenix Draft Results
1. Shannon O’Keefe, Phoenix
2. Danielle McEwan, Miami
3. Liz Johnson, Phoenix
4. Dasha Kovalova, Miami
5. Jordan Richard, Phoenix
6. Clara Guerrero, Miami
7. Stefanie Johnson, Phoenix
8. Liz Kuhlkin, Miami
9. Maria Jose Rodriguez, Phoenix
10. Missy Parkin, Miami
Miami And Phoenix Rosters
Manager: Bob Learn Jr.
Manager: Kim Terrell-Kearney
Maria Jose Rodriguez