Schisler to play professional softball in Austria

Amber Schisler (ScarboroughPhotography.com)
Amber Schisler (ScarboroughPhotography.com)

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Following a successful Campbell career, Amber Schisler will continue her playing career with the Witches Linz organization in Linz, Austria.

"I don't really know what to expect," stated Schisler. "I'm a little excited, a little nervous, a mix of everything. I've never been out of the country before so it'll be a lot of new life experiences. I know girls that I played with when I was 15 that have played with my teammates in Austria, you realize the world of softball is this small knit community."

Schisler won't have much down time down as she will see her first game action May 28. The Austrian season began April 30 and runs through September. For the Linz organization, Schisler will continue to use her abilities at the plate as well as her skillset in the circle, serving as a key member in the batting order and the team's pitching staff.

Following the conclusion of the regular season, the top four teams in the league will reach the postseason portion of play to determine the league champion.

While at Campbell she accumulated multiple awards and honors, including the 2017 Big South Player of the Year, third team NFCA Southeast All-Region, and 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District team. She finished first in the league in many offensive categories, including batting average (.431), slugging percentage (.850), on-base percentage (.618), runs (47), home runs (18), and walks (57).

Schisler also set a new NCAA record for most consecutive plate appearances having reached base with 26. She broke the previous record held by Maddie O'Brien (18) from Florida State.

"Its been an absolute honor to play here at Campbell and I have so much passion for the game, said Schisler. "To be able to put that on the field with people that I love more than anything in the world, it couldn't have been more perfect,"