Ex-UM star Sierra Romero joins Oregon's softball staff

The Detroit News
Former Michigan softball star Sierra Romero

Former Michigan softball four-time All-American Sierra Romero has joined Oregon's staff as a volunteer assistant coach, the school announced Wednesday night.

Romero has played for the National Pro Fastpitch's USSSA Pride the last three summers.

"I am very excited for this opportunity to bring my personal experiences to the game from a different perspective," Romero said in a release from Oregon. "I look forward to learning from such an amazing coaching staff and working with a great group of talented young women."

During her Michigan career, Romero became the first player in NCAA history to record 300 runs, 300 hits and 300 RBIs. She is the NCAA record-holder in career runs (302) and grand slams (11), and she ranks fourth all-time in career RBIs (305) and slugging percentage (.882), and eighth in home runs (82) and walks (225).

As a senior in 2016, Romero led the Wolverines with a .451 batting average, 76 runs scored, 73 hits, 19 home runs and 79 RBIs en route to being named the USA Softball collegiate player of the year and the NFCA Division I player of the year.

She was also the Big Ten player of the year as well as a consensus first-team all-American and All-Big Ten first-team selection at second base. Romero's stellar senior season led to her being selected No. 2 overall by the Pride in the 2016 NPF Draft.