10-30-2014 Spy Softball Update

SPY SOFTBALL UPDATE 10-29

Diamond 9 fall classic at Disney world
Games begin Friday. Wish Spy could be there; really dynamic list of teams. But, pre-op Friday and surgery Monday to remove six tumors. RFH

List of Accepted Teams
AL Birmingham Mustangs 99
AL Birmingham Thunderbolts 00
AL Birmingham Thunderbolts 01
AL Birmingham Thunderbolts 18 Premier
AL Birmingham Thunderbolts 97
AL Birmingham Thunderbolts 98
AL Birmingham Thunderbolts 99 – Roberson
AL Birmingham Vipers Dunlap
AL Birmingham Vipers-Parks
AL Intensity South
AL Mobile Thrillers Brenton
AL Team Alabama – Roberts
AL Team Alabama 2000
AZ Arizona Hotshots – Gatti
AZ AZ Killerbees Gold
AZ Firecrackers-AZ Hinkle
CA Batbusters -Team Mizuno
CA Bownet 16U
CA Bownet 18 Gold
CA California Breeze
CA California Cruisers 16U
CA California Cruisers Sievers
CA California Grapettes Brooks
CA California Grapettes Clark
CA California Grapettes Gomes
CA California Grapettes Pearson
CA California Grapettes-KO
CA Corona Angels
CA Corona Angels Tyson
CA Explosion
CA Explosion- Greg
CA Explosion Morgan 18u
CA Firecrackers Ensey
CA Firecrackers-Redmond
CA Firecrackers-Snyder
CA OC Batbusters – Mauga
CA OC Batbusters 16U – Briggs
CA OC Batbusters 16U Smith
CA OC Batbusters 18U – Briggs
CA OC United
CA OC United – Nester
CA Quakes Gold
CA Quakes Vasquez
CA So Cal 3D
CA So Cal 3D 18 Gold – Colon
CA So Cal Athletics – McNee/Myers
CA So Cal Athletics – Richardson
CA So Cal Athletics – Turner
CA So Cal Athletics TO-Mercado
CA So Cal Strikkers
CA Team Easton
CA The Next Level
CA The Next Level
CA The Next Level
CA USA Athletics (Gutierrez)
CA usa Athletics Gold
CA Victory USA
CAN Brampton Blazers
CAN Brampton Blazers
CO CO Stars Gold
CT Connecticut Charmers
CT The Wicked
DE Delaware Cobras Gold Z
FL Boca Impact Gold – Troyan
FL Boca Impact Team Byrd
FL boca impact team Byrd 16 gold
FL Central Florida Eagles
FL Central Florida Eagles
FL Central Florida Gold
FL Central Florida Red Raiders
FL Central Florida Red Raiders Black
FL Clearwater Bombers-Mason
FL Cooper City Cobras
FL Crossfire
FL FL – Team – Mizuno – S. Davis
FL FL – Team Mizuno – Lilley
FL FL – Team Mizuno – Merrill
FL FL – Team Mizuno – Morgan
FL FL – Team Mizuno – R. Davis
FL FL – Tem Mizuno – Conrad
FL Florida Elite 18u
FL Florida Fire 2000
FL Florida Fire 98
FL Florida Force
FL Florida Power Black – Kaser
FL Florida Power Black-Lantz
FL Florida Softball Academy
FL Florida Stingrays Gold
FL Florida Stingrays Gold 16
FL Florida Storm Shepard
FL Florida Storm–Ellen
FL Gainesville Gold
FL Gators Gold Flannery
FL Gators Gold Flannery 16U
FL Jacksonville Storm 2000 Granville
FL Jacksonville Storm Davis
FL Jax Storm / FL Storm 00
FL Lady Bandits Elite
FL Lady Falcons
FL Lady Gators Jackson
FL Lake County Tigers Navy
FL Lightspeed Gold
FL Louisville Sluggers Panthers 16U Lovett
FL Louisville Sluggers Panthers 16u Paige
FL Louisville Sluggers Panthers 18u Clint
FL Miami Stingrays 18 Gold
FL Miami Wildcats 18 (Charlie)
FL Osceola Overdirve
FL Pinellas Warriors 16U Guy
FL Pines Thunder Gold
FL Santa Fe Inferno- Hill
FL Santa Fe Inferno- Nowling
FL Stumps Bandits 18 Gold
FL Sunrise Thunder
FL Sunrise Thunder 18U Dennis
FL Tampa Mustangs Ehlers/Bastin
FL Tampa Mustangs Phil 16U
FL Tampa Mustangs Tatum
FL Tampa Mustangs-TJ
FL Tampa Stingrays
FL Team FLA 18U Gold
FL Team North Florida
FL Team North Florida 18
FL Wagner’s Gold – Dunn
FL Wagner’s/3n2
FL Wagner’s-Van Atta
FL West Pines Diamond Dusters
FL West Pines Diamond Dusters – de Leon
FL West Pines Diamond Dusters 18 Schmalz
FL Wildfire 18u- Stutsman
FL Wildfire-Pollock 16U
FL Windermere Wildfire – Mathis
FL Windermere Wildfire 14U Turner
FL Windermere Wildfire Golden
FL Wolfpack Miami 18GOLD
GA Atlanta Vipers-Dingler
GA EC Bullets 00′-Biele
GA EC Bullets Gold-Schnute
GA EC Bullets-Kittrell
GA Georgia Impact Bass Premier
GA Georgia Impact Gibson
IA Eastern Iowa Barracuda Gold
IA Iowa Premier GOLD
IL Beverly Bandits
IL Beverly Bandits Demarini
IL Illinois Chill Gold
IL Nationals Softball
IL Nationals Softball 16u
IL New Lenox Lightning
IL Sparks Softball 16U
IL Sparks Softball 18U
IN Indiana Magic Gold – Burkhardt
IN Indiana Magic Gold – Green
IN Michiana Mystique
KY Louisville Lady Sluggers 18U Gold
LA louisiana Voodoo
MA Raiders Softball
MA Raiders Softball
MA Rhode Island Thunder Gold (Lotti)
MA RI Thunder Gold (Wilson)
MD Severna Park Gold Hornets
MI Finesse 18u-Dreher
MO DeMarini Zephyrs now DeMarini Aces
MO Missouri Stealth
MO St. Louis Chaos
MO St. Louis Esprit Gold
NC Carolina Cardinals
NC Carolina Cardinals
NC Carolina Comets 16U Gold – Hall
NC Carolina Flames Elite
NC CAROLINA WILDCATS
NC Firecrackers NC
NC Lady Blues
NC Lady Lightning Gold Elite
NC Lady Lightning Gold MW Corn/Harrison
NC Lady Lightning Gold Team Miken
NC NC Challengers
NC NC Challengers Renzi
NC The Charlotte Starz 18-U Elite
NJ Akadema Elite
NJ Akadema Elite 18u Gold
NJ Jersey Flames Gold
NJ Jersey Intensity – AS
NJ Jersey Intensity – CR
NJ Jersey Intensity – EC
NJ Jersey Intensity – Hannigan
NJ Jersey Intensity – J&D
NJ Jersey Intensity – KOD
NJ Jersey Intensity – KOD Mizuno
NJ Jersey Intensity – KP
NJ Jersey Intensity 14u National
NJ Jersey Intensity Conover
NJ Jersey Outlaws Gold
NJ Morris County Belles
NJ New Jersey Gators
NJ Nightmare Fastpitch
NJ Nightmare Futures
NJ Nj Avalanche
NJ NJ Gators Gold
NJ North Jersey Avalanche
NJ South Jersey Mystics-Gold
NJ Team Mizuno/Inferno – Newborn
NJ Witches Gold
NM NM Sundancers
NM NM Sundancers
NV Lil Rebels RC
NY Conklin Raiders 18 Gold
NY Frozen Ropes Force Gold
NY long island bandits gold
NY New Era Diamond Girls
NY TC TRemors GOld
NY Team Long Island 16 Elite
NY Team Long Island Gold
OH Indiana Magic Gold – Jenkins
OH Ohio Hawks 16u Gold – Lenos
OH Ohio Hawks Gold
OH Ohio Outlaws
OK DBAT Tulsa Shootout Gold
OK Dbats/Tulsa Shootout
PA Chaos Gold
PA Chaos Showcase
PA Jersey Inferno Gold
PA Krunch Gold
PA Newtown Rock – Amendolara
PA Newtown Rock Futures
PA Newtown Rock Gold – Garvey
PA Pennsbury Gems Gold
PA Pittsburgh Power
PA Pittsburgh Power Gold
PA TNT Gold
SC Carolina Elite 16Gold
SC Carolina Elite 18U Gold
SC Carolina Elite Genovese/Fisher
TN Fury 98 Hargrove
TN Tennessee Illusions
TN Tennessee Illusions-Martin
TX BreakAway Speed
TX BreakAway Speed 16 Futures
TX Houston Power – Glowacz
TX Houston Power – McBride
TX Team Mizuno – Impulse
TX Team Mizuno – Impulse
TX Team Mizuno – Impulse
TX Team TFS Texas
TX Texas Blaze 16 Nationals
TX Texas Magic Lara Gold
TX Texas Magic Tovar Premier Gold
TX Tx Sudden Impact 16/Beltran
VA Glory Gold
VA Hampton Roads Vipers
VA Legeacy Elite Gold
VA Vienna Stars 18U Gold
VA Virginia Glory Elite
VA Virginia Legends
VA Virginia Legends 18 Paul
VA Williamsburg Starz Gold
WA Sundodgers
WA WA Ladyhawks-Nelons
WA Washington Ladyhawks Gold Miller
WV Tri-State Thunder Gold
WV USA Stars

 

 

USA MEN’S TEAM
Canada edges USA 4-3 in seventh inning rally at Men’s Pan American Championship
PARANA, Argentina – The USA Men’s Fastpitch National Team fell to 2-3 in round robin action on Tuesday evening with a 4-3 loss to Canada at the IX Conpasa Men’s Fastpitch Panam Championship the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball announced today. Leading 3-1 in the top of the seventh, a three-run home run by Canada’s Gregg Garrity sealed the win for the Canadians as Team USA was unable to answer in their final at-bat.

“We had our backs to the wall today and we came out and played a huge ball game,” said Head Coach Denny Bruckert (Gillespie, Ill.). “It didn’t end the way we wanted it to, but Tony gave us everything he had. We hit the ball well and got the timely hits we’ve been missing. I’ve seen a lot of positives from the guys.”
In their opening at-bat, the USA loaded the bases with two outs but were unable to capitalize on the opportunity. It was a back and forth pitcher’s duel for both teams until the bottom of the third inning when the U.S. scored their first run of the game. With one out, Matt Palazzo (Pleasant Hill, Iowa) walked and came around to score on an errant throw by Canada’s third baseman. The lead did not last long as Canada tied the game in the top of the fourth inning on a solo home run by Andy Skelton.

The score would remain tied at one run apiece until the bottom of the sixth inning when the U.S. offense came alive. Josh Johnson (El Paso, Texas) doubled to left field to start the at-bat and scored on a single to left field from Nick Mullins (Toms River, N.J.). Tony Mancha (Las Cruces, N.M.) followed up with a single to right field to put two runners on base for the U.S. before Pat Sagdal (Richland, Wash.) brought Mullins home with a ground ball to short stop.

Leading 3-1 heading into the top of the seventh, the U.S. was three outs away from securing the upset over the undefeated Canadians. Back-to-back groundouts put USA just one out away from the victory, but back-to-back singles kept the Canadians alive. With two outs, Garrity sent the long ball over the centerfield fence to put Canada up 4-3.

Down to their last at-bat, USA put their leadoff batter Nate Devine (Sonora, Calif.) on base with a walk and Palazzo advanced him to third on a double to centerfield. With two runners in scoring position with one out, Johnson walked to load the bases for the U.S., but a ground ball to third base and a fly ball to center field ended the rally with Canada taking the 4-3 win.

Mancha got the start in the circle for the USA and went the complete game, allowing nine hits and four runs while striking out six. Offensively, the U.S. combined for eight hits as both Mancha and Palazzo went 2-for-3.

With the loss, the USA Men fall to 2-3 in round robin action and will look to bounce back when they face home country Argentina at 7 p.m. CT tonight. You can follow all of the USA Men’s National Team action at www.USASoftball.com.
NFCA TB COACHING STAFF AWARDS
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Head coach Kevin Shelton and assistant coaches Tracy Beard, Lisa Hough, Lynette Shelton, Chaley Brickey and Aaron Weintraub of the Texas Glory (South Central) have been selected as the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s National Travel Ball Coaching Staff of the Year, announced on Wednesday.

Regarded as a groundbreaking summer from an 18U South Central Region perspective, the Glory finished fifth (highest in their region) in the U.S. Club Rankings. Working with 21 future Division I student-athletes, the staff guided their squad to several top 6 finishes, highlighted by winning the 18 Power Pool of the Colorado Fireworks Super 64. The win in Aurora was the first for a team out of Texas in several years and also snapped the Firecrackers (Calif.) six-year winning streak.

The season also included a first-place showing at eh 2013 Ronald McDonald top bracket, third at the exclusive SoCal Invitational and sixth at the TC/USA Nationals. In addition, the Glory finished the season fourth in total on-field points as recorded by USA Softball rankings.

For their work this season, Kevin and Lynette Shelton, Beard, Hough, Brickey and Weintraub also garnered the NFCA South Central Region Travel Ball Coaching Staff of the Year accolade.

2014 NFCA Regional Coaching Staff of the Year winners for this season were:

NORTH REGION – Beverly Bandits (Ill.)
General Manager: Bill Conroy – Head Coach: Jenn Tyrell – Assistant Coaches: Meg Kelly and Emily Naegele

16U Premier Runner-up at PGF National Championships… Won DeMarini Invitational and Northern Territory Gold Qualifier… Third at 16U division in Boulder, Colo… Recorded 66-7-2 mark in 2014… Finished fourth in final 18 U U.S. Club Rankings, placing third and fourth in the ballot and CPI rank, respectively… Tied for second in 16U Club Rankings

SOUTH REGION – Tennessee Fury 97 (Tenn.)
Head Coach: Randy Coppinger – Associate Head Coach: Keith Perry – Assistant Coaches: Chuck Sugg, Kevin Earls and Bob Fortel

ASA Gold U16 Champion… Finished eighth in 16U U.S. Club Rankings final poll

SOUTH CENTRAL REGION – Texas Glory (Texas)
Head Coach: Kevin Shelton – Assistant Coaches: Tracy Beard, Lisa Hough, Lynette Shelton, Chaley Brickey and Aaron Weintraub
- for full write-up, please see main body of release.

WEST REGION – OC Batbusters (Calif.)
Head Coach: Gary Haning

18U Premier Champion at PGF National Championships… Second in 18U U.S. Club Rankings, including at tie for first in the ballot points
IOC BROADCAST RIGHTS
IOC awards 2018-2020 broadcast rights in Canada
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that CBC/Radio-Canada has been awarded the exclusive broadcast rights in Canada for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in 2018, and the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo in 2020.
IOC President Thomas Bach said: “We are pleased that we will continue to work with the team at CBC/Radio-Canada who have demonstrated their support for the Olympic values over many years. In addition, the financial support that CBC/Radio-Canada has committed as part of this agreement will be re-distributed by the IOC to support sport in Canada and around the world, as well as supporting future organisers of the Olympic Games.”
Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada said: “Today we are fulfilling a promise made in our strategic plan to take a leadership role in broadcasting the Olympic Games to all Canadians, when, where and how they want. As Canada’s public broadcaster, we have a proud history of supporting and promoting our amateur athletes and helping to share their stories. The Sochi Winter Games of 2014 were the most watched in history. I am excited to think about what will be possible in 2018 and 2020 when, together, with our partners at Bell Media and Rogers Media, we will bring our athletes closer to home more than ever before.”
IOC member Gerardo Werthein, a member of the IOC’s TV Rights and New Media Commission, said: “Both the IOC and our host broadcast organisation, Olympic Broadcast Services, have an excellent working relationship with CBC/Radio-Canada, and we look forward to continuing this until 2020.”
CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada’s national public radio and television broadcaster, has acquired the rights across all broadcast platforms, including free-to-air television, subscription television, internet and mobile phone in all languages. The agreement also includes the right to broadcast all editions of the Youth Olympic Games until 2020.
The IOC has an existing agreement with CBC/Radio-Canada to broadcast the Olympic Games Rio 2016: http://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-awards-2014-and-2016-olympic-games-broadcast-rights-in-canada/170309

 

10-24-2014 USA Men’s National Team

USA Softball Men’s National Team arrives in Argentina for Pan American Games and World Championship Qualifier

PARANA, Argentina – The USA Softball Men’s National Team arrived in Argentina on Monday as the team looks to qualify for the 2015 Pan American Games and 2014 International Softball Federation (ISF) XIV Men’s World Championship the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball announced today. Team USA will compete in a series of exhibition games against local clubs before kicking off the action at the IX Conpasa Men’s Fastpitch Panam Championship October 24 – November 1 in Parana, Argentina.

 

“So far everything is going smooth,” said USA Head Coach Denny Bruckert (Gillespie, Ill.). “We had a good practice and I feel good about the team and so far we’ve liked what we’ve seen. The guys are doing everything we’ve asked them to do and came ready and in shape. We’ve got five practice games to help us get ready for the tournament and I’m looking forward to seeing these guys get to work

Team USA will begin play in the IX Conpasa Men’s Fastpitch Panam on Friday, October 24 at 2 p.m. ART (12 p.m. CT) against our neighbors to the South, Mexico. Following their opening game with Mexico , the U.S. is scheduled to play seven other round-robin games: Venezuela on October 25, Colombia on October 26, Dominican Republic and Canada on October 27, Cuba on October 28, host country Argentina on October 29 and Guatemala on October 30. The playoffs, which will be determined by performance during round-robin action, are scheduled to begin on October 31 with the finals taking place on November 1.

 

“It was a long trip but it’s good to get together as a team early,” said USA infielder Matt Palazzo (Pleasant Hill, Iowa). “Arriving here and getting in some practice games allows us to spend time together as a team and develop a high level of chemistry. As a team, we get to get in some good workouts and play at a high level against some local clubs. For us as a team, our goal is to win this qualifier and get some momentum as we head into the Pan American Games and ISF World Championship next year.”

 

Team USA is competing for berths to the 2015 Pan American Games and ISF Men’s World Championship, which are both scheduled to take place in Canada. The ISF Men’s World Championship will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada June 26-July 5 while the Pan American Games will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 15-26. This will mark the first time since 2003 that Men’s Fast Pitch will compete as a Pan American sport, with Team USA claiming the silver in 2003 after falling 4-2 to Canada. In the most recent ISF Men’s World Championship, the U.S. men completed the tournament with a 4-4 record, finishing eighth out of 16 countries.

10-24-2014 International Olympic Committee

Olympic Agenda 2020 discussions culminate in 20 + 20 recommendations

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed today on a set of 40 recommendations that will shape the future of the Olympic Movement. The recommendations will be presented, discussed and voted upon by the full IOC Membership at the 127th IOC session in Monaco on 8 and 9 December.

The EB spent two days fine-tuning each of the proposals during meetings in Montreux. The recommendations are centred on the three themes of sustainability, credibility and youth.

Some of the key areas addressed were possible changes to the bidding process, shaping it more as an invitation and to reduce costs. More flexibility with regard to the composition of the Olympic programme was also recommended, while respecting the limitations of athletes, coaches and other support personnel. The launch of an Olympic TV channel was proposed, along with measures to strengthen the governance of the IOC and Olympic Movement.

All the recommendations will be made public in mid-November after the IOC members have had the opportunity to study them.

“We have concluded here a very constructive and fruitful meeting of the IOC Executive Board,” IOC President Thomas Bach said. “The 40 detailed recommendations are like individual pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, which when put together give us a clear picture of what the future of the Olympic Movement will look like.” 

The chairs of the 14 Working Groups established to refine the Olympic Agenda 2020 recommendations summarised their work during presentations to the Executive Board over the last two days. As well as members of the Olympic Movement, the Working Groups also consisted of experts from civil society, including the United Nations, Google/YouTube, Transparency International, the Clinton Foundation and the World Bank. The recommendations were also debated by the IOC commissions, two Olympic Summits and the 126th IOC Session in Sochi. In total, some 1,200 ideas from 270 direct contributions, including more than 40,000 submissions from members of the public, were received during the process.  

 

10-24-2014 USSSA All American Tryouts

All American Tryouts Presented by USA Elite Select

We’ve all heard the saying-play for the name on the front of your jersey, not the name on the back. USA Elite Select is offering youth fastpitch players a chance to play for the name on the front of their jersey and represent something bigger than themselves in our inaugural All American Tryouts. We have divided the country in to eight regions and will be selecting the top 15 players in each age group (9U to 14U) to represent their respective region. Players who are selected to their regional teams will then compete against the other regions in the 1st Annual All American Games July 13-16 in Orlando, FL.

USA Elite Select has partnered with the USSSA Pride, the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), and the National Scouting Report (NSR) to bring the ultimate on and off-field experience for youth fastpitch players and parents at our All American Tryouts.

USA Elite Select will host 22 All American tryouts across the country. A uniform, professional evaluation by NSR will assess individual players in each age group from 9U to 14U and select the top 15 players from each region. NSR is the most revered high school and college recruiting organization and has conducted evaluations and showcase events for over 30 years. Players will be evaluated on their running speed, throwing speed and accuracy, fielding, hitting, pitching, and catcher’s pop-time. Selections will be made by NSR and the Pride players and then announced live via an online selection show on www.usssalive.com.

All-American tryouts begin November 16th in Tampa, Florida and conclude May 8th in Quakertown, PA. For information on each event and to register for a tryout in your area, visit our website www.usaeliteselect.com.

Region                           Tryout Location(s)

Atlantic Region              Tampa, Kissimmee, Atlanta, Stewart

Central Region               Omaha, Des Moines

Far West Region            Phoenix, Cathedral City, Manteca

Great Lakes Region       St. Louis, Sterling Hts.

Midwest Region             McKinney, Austin, Tulsa, Overland Park

Northeast Region           Salisbury, Bloomfield, Quakertown

Northwest Region                   Seattle

Southeast Region           Houston, Birmingham, Russellville

Beyond the uniform player evaluations by NSR, every All American tryout will have on-field instruction and a panel discussion titled “Building Your Legacy” from USSSA Pride players. The “Building Your Legacy” talk will feature select Pride players sharing their stories and advice on topics such as handling failure, playing with confidence, and the tools it takes to achieve a college scholarship. The USSSA Pride won their third NPF championship in 2014 and features Olympians and NCAA All-Americans such as Cat Osterman, Caitlin Lowe, Andrea Duran, Natasha Watley, Keilani Ricketts, and Madison Shipman.

Additionally, each All American tryout will feature an educational seminar for parents performed by positive role models working in the fastpitch community such as former All American and current ESPN analyst Amanda Scarborough and former NPF player and current college professor Dr. Jami Lobpries. Topics will include the role parents play in their daughter’s All American journey and advice on the journey ahead.

It is the mission of USA Elite Select to create an environment for youth fastpitch players to showcase their skills in a competitive setting while equipping all involved for long-term success on and off the field. All American tryouts are designed to promote competition and introduce players to the values of earning a position on an elite-level team and representing the name on the front of their jersey. Beyond competition, we believe in equipping players and parents for long-term success which is why we are happy to partner with organizations like the USSSA Pride and positive role models in the fastpitch community to provide educational resources and impacting impressions.

Register today and be a part of an All American experience for fastpitch. All information for All American events and tryouts as well as information on USA Elite Select Showcase events can be found at www.usaeliteselect.com.

 

 

 

 

10-24-2014 USA Junior Womens Camp

USA Junior Women’s Camp

Initial invitees announced for 2015 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team Selection Camp

OKLAHOMA CITY – Twenty-two athletes have received invitations to try out for the 2015 USA Softball Junior Women’s (19-Under) National Team (JWNT) the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced today. Those athletes who accept an invitation to try out will participate in the 2015 JWNT Selection Camp, which will be held January 3-4, 2015 at Bill Barber Park in Irvine, Calif. Seventeen athletes will be selected by members of the USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Committee (WNTSC) to represent the United States as a member of the 2015 JWNT roster that will compete at the World Cup of Softball X in Southern California and the International Softball Federation (ISF) Junior Women’s World Championship, which will be held August 9-15 in Oklahoma City, Okla..

Name / College Name/College
Taran Alvelo – Washington* Kayli Kvistad – Florida
McKenna Arriola – Oregon State Jenna Lilley – Oregon
Tera Blanco – Michigan Destinie Lookout – Oklahoma
Mari Cranek – Alabama* CJ McClain – Tennessee
Alissa Dalton – Oklahoma* Jenavee Peres – San Diego State
Nicole DeWitt – Florida Kobie Pettis – California
Astin Donovan – South Florida Arden Pettit – Stanford
Mia Fung – South Florida Lindsay Rood – California*
Johanna Grauer – UCLA Gwen Svekis – Oregon
Megan Gregg – Tennessee Allison Walljasper – LSU
Jazmyn Jackson – California Chelsea Whitcomb – Virginia Tech
*University commit: indicates University athlete will be attending*
* We will announce other JWNT Selection Camp opportunities on November 3*

Additional athletes may be invited to the USA Softball JWNT Selection Camp at a later date while additional opportunities for athletes to try out for the 2015 JWNT will be announced on November 3 via USASoftball.com. During the selection process, athletes will participate in position drills as well as simulated games and be evaluated by the WNTSC.

Once selected, the JWNT will compete in the World Cup of Softball X in Southern California and the ISF Junior Women’s World Championship in Oklahoma City, Okla. The complete 2015 schedule for the JWNT, including exhibition games, will be announced at a later date.

2015 Junior Women’s National Team International Schedule
Date Event Location
June 30 – July 5 World Cup of Softball X Southern California
August 9-15 ISF Junior Women’s World Championship Oklahoma City, Okla.

This will be the first time in World Cup of Softball history that the JWNT will participate as the team will build towards reclaiming the Gold at the ISF Junior Women’s World Championship. At the last ISF Junior Women’s World Championship in 2013, the U.S. finished runner-up after falling 4-0 to Japan in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. This marks the first time since 1995 that an ISF Junior Women’s World Championship has been held in the United States.

Led by Head Coach Tairia Flowers (Tucson, Ariz./ head coach at Cal State Northridge), the complete coaching staff for the 2015 JWNT will be announced at a later date.

For updates on the USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team and events throughout the 2015 season visit www.USASoftball.com.