2-7-2014 USA National Team Camp Invitees

USA SOFTBALL NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 7, 2014

 

Twenty-four initial athletes invited to USA Softball Women’s National Team tryouts; World Cup headed to Irvine, Calif. in 2014


OKLAHOMA CITY – The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced today the invitees for the 2014 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp to be held June 9-12. Athletes will vie for 17 spots on the 2014 USA Softball Women’s World Championship team roster that will compete for the International Softball Federation (ISF) World Championship in Haarlem, Netherlands this August. In addition, Team USA will compete in the ninth World Cup of Softball which moves west to Irvine, Calif. in July, 2014.

 

Click here to see the 24 athletes who have received an invitation to tryout for the Women’s National Team.

During the five-day selection process athletes will participate in position drills as well as simulated games and be evaluated by the Women’s National Team Selection Committee (WNTSC). Following camp, athletes will depart on a three-city tour of exhibition games in which they will be further evaluated.

 

Date 

Event 

Location

June 13

Exhibition Games

Lynchburg, Virginia

June 17

Exhibition Games

Findlay, Ohio

 June 19

Exhibition Games

Purcellville, Virginia

June 22 – Women’s National Team Roster Announced

 

Additional athletes may be invited to USA Softball Women’s National Team selection camp at a later date.

 

Once selected, the 17 athletes who make up the 2014 USA Softball Women’s World Championship team will compete in six different events throughout United States, Canada, Italy and the Netherlands. Fans in the United States will get three opportunities to see Team USA with two exhibition stops, Morgantown, W.V on July 3 and Waldorf, Md. on July 29, as well as the World Cup of Softball IX in Irvine, Calif. July 7-12.

 

With renovations underway at the ASA Hall of Fame stadium, the 2014 World Cup of Softball will move to Irvine, Calif. and be played at Bill Barber Park in conjunction with the Champions Cup July 7-12.  The World Cup, an ISF sanctioned event, will include some of the top teams in the world including Team USA, Japan, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Chinese Taipei and Venezuela.

 

“We couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to take this great event to the west coast,” said ASA/USA Softball Executive Director Craig Cress. “Now in its ninth year of existence, the World Cup of Softball has become a prominent event annually in the world of international softball. While the renovations to the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium prevent us from hosting this event in Oklahoma City for a ninth time, our affiliates with Southern California ASA have stepped up to bring the event to Irvine. We have no doubt that they, along with the city of Irvine, will do a tremendous job hosting this wonderful tournament and all of the athletes, coaches and fans who attend.”

 

The complete World Cup of Softball game schedule, including special promotions and autograph sessions will be announced at a later date. Ultimate Fan Zone tickets will go on sale March 1 and general admission tickets on March 21. Visit www.socalasa.org for more information or email WorldCupIX@aol.com with any questions.

 

Following the World Cup, Team USA will travel internationally to compete in the Canadian Open Fast Pitch International Championship July 14-21 in Surrey, B.C., Canada, Italian Softball Week August 6-10 in Azzano, Italy and the ISF Women’s World Championship in Haarlem, Netherlands August 12-24 where they’ll look to improve on a silver medal finish from the previous World Championship.

 

For updates on the USA Softball Women’s National Team and events throughout the 2014 season visit www.USASoftball.com.

 2014 USA SOFTBALL WOMEN’S

NATIONAL TEAM PLAYER POOL

INVITEES

Valerie Arioto

California – 2012
Infield

Lauren Chamberlain

Oklahoma – Jr.
Infield

Raven Chavanne

Tennessee – 2013
Infield

Amanda Chidester
Michigan – 2012
Infield

Aimee Creger
Tulsa – 2014
Pitcher

Samantha Fischer
Loyola Marymount – 2012
Infield

Amber Freeman
Arizona State – Jr.
Catcher

Lauren Gibson
Tennessee – 2013
Infield

Cheridan Hawkins
Oregon – Soph.
Pitcher

Jolene Henderson
Cal-Berkeley- 2013
Pitcher

Taylor Hoagland
Texas – 2013
Infield

Nicole Hudson
Missouri – 2013
Outfield

Destinee Martinez
Oklahoma – 2014
Outfield

Haylie McCleney
Alabama – Soph.
Outfield

Jessica Moore
Oregon – 2013
Pitcher

Michelle Moultrie
Florida – 2012
Outfield

Sara Nevins
South Florida – 2014
Pitcher

Jessica Plaza
Stanford – Soph.
Catcher

Ellen Renfroe
Tennessee – 2014
Pitcher

Lindsey Richardson
South Florida – 2012
Outfield

Kourtney Salvarola
South Florida – 2014
Infield

Madison Shipman
Tennessee – 2014
Infield

Rhea Taylor
Missouri – 2011
Outfield

Taylor Thom
Texas – 2014
Infield

Head Coach: Ken Eriksen (Tampa, Fla./head coach South Florida) Asst. Coaches: TBD

Selection Events

Date 

Event 

Location

 June 8 – 12

Selection Camp

TBD

June 13

Exhibition Games

Lynchburg, Virginia

June 17

Exhibition Games

Findlay, Ohio

 June 19

Exhibition Games

Purcellville, Virginia

June 22 – Women’s National Team Roster Announced

National Team Events

Date 

Event 

Location

 July 2-3

Exhibition Games

Morgantown, West Virginia

July 7 – 12

World Cup IX

Irvine, California

July 14 – 21

Canadian Open FP International

Surrey, B.C., Canada

July 29

Exhibition Games

Waldorf, Maryland

August 6 – 10

Italian Softball Week

 Azzano, Italy

 August 12 – 24

ISF Women’s World Championship

Haarlem, Netherlands

 

 

 

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