Sara Groenewegen goes No. 1 in AU opening draft

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Reigning champion Cat Osterman reunited one more time with a Team USA colleague by selecting Haylie McCleney in the first round of the opening week draft in Athletes Unlimited. But it was a different pair of Olympians who got the league’s second season underway when catcher Erika Piancastelli took pitcher Sara Groenewegen with the No. 1 overall pick. 

In addition to finishing fourth overall in Athlete Unlimited’s first season, Piancastelli captained Italy in the recent Olympics, where Groenewegen and Canada won bronze medals. 

This will be Groenewegen’s first season in the four-team Athletes Unlimited, meaning the former University of Minnesota[…]