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Softball Canada Announces 2019 Women’s National Team Player Roster

January 18, 2019

Ottawa, ON - - Softball Canada Announces 2019 Women’s National Team Player Roster



The following is a media release issued by Softball Canada.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18th, 2019
 

Softball Canada Announces 2019
Women’s National Team Player Roster

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Ottawa, Ont. – Softball Canada is pleased to announce the twenty-four (24) athletes who have moved on to the next phase of the Women’s National Team selection process for the 2019 season. The player roster has been determined by the coaching staff following a successful selection camp held in Fort Myers, Fla. earlier this month.
 
“This was the our most competitive camp we have had to date” stated Mark Smith, Softball Canada’s High-Performance Director and Head Coach of the Women’s National Team. “The level of compete player-for-player was obvious. Our leaders set the tone and it was evident how hard these women have been working at making us better.”
 
Team Canada will compete at the Canada Cup International Softball Championship from July 8-14 in Surrey, B.C., the 2019 Pan American Games from August 4-10 in Lima, Peru and the WBSC Americas Olympic Qualifier (dates and location to be announced soon). The team will be playing a busy schedule with their focus squarely set on earning a berth for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
 
The roster size for the Pan American Games and Olympic Qualifier will be 15 players. Final rosters for each of those teams will be announced at a later date as identified in the Women’s National Team Selection Criteria.
 

ATHLETES

 
FIRST NAME LAST NAME HOMETOWN
Lauren Bay Regula Trail, B.C.
Sierra Bertrand Stirling, Ont.
Shianne Brannan Chino, Calif.
Kristen Brown Levittown, N.Y.
Jenna Caira Toronto, Ont.
Emma Entzminger Victoria, B.C.
Larissa Franklin Maple Ridge, B.C.
Kenzie Friesen Saskatoon, Sask.
Jennifer Gilbert Saskatoon, Sask.
Sara Groenewegen Surrey, B.C.
Victoria Hayward Toronto, Ont.
Karissa Hovinga Edmonton, Alta.
Kelsey Jenkins Delta, B.C.
Danielle Lawrie-Locke Langley, B.C.
Janet Leung Mississauga, Ont.
Joey Lye Toronto, Ont.
Callum Pilgrim Abbotsford, B.C.
Sara Plourde Baker Lake, N.B.
Erika Polidori Brantford, Ont.
Kaleigh Rafter Guelph, Ont.
Victoria Rumph Drayton, Ont.
Jennifer Salling Port Coquitlam, B.C.
Holly Speers Surrey, B.C.
Natalie Wideman Mississauga, Ont.


Athletes may be added or removed from the Women’s National Team player roster at any time at the Head Coach’s discretion.
 

COACHING STAFF

 
POSITION NAME HOMETOWN
Head Coach Mark Smith Falmouth, N.S.
Assistant Coach Melissa Basilio Oshawa, Ont.
Assistant Coach Russell Cooper Tahiti Bay, NZL
Assistant Coach Dave Paetkau Abbotsford, B.C.
Strength & Conditioning Scott Willgress Halifax, N.S.
Mental Performance Lauren Tashman Pennington, N.J.
Athletic Therapist Natalie Ghobrial North York, Ont.

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For more information, please contact:

Gilles LeBlanc
Manager - Marketing & Communications
Softball Canada
p: (613) 523-3386 ext. 3105 | m: (613) 795-1996
w: www.softball.ca | e: gleblanc@softball.ca
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