CanadianU16 Women’s Softball Team Ready to Compete at Easton Foundation Youth World Cup

August 7, 2009

Prague, CZ

August7th, 2009
CanadianU16 Women’s Softball Team Ready to Compete at Easton Foundation Youth World Cup
(Prague,Czech Republic) – The Canadian Under-16 Women’s National Team will open itsEaston Foundation Youth World Cup schedule on Monday when they will take onItaly (10:30am EDT). The event will run from August 10th to 16thin Prague, Czech Republic with 12 teams competing. The Easton Foundation YouthWorld Cup is organized by the International Softball Federation (ISF) and theCzech Softball Association in order to demonstrate the global appeal of thesport of softball for youth. 
Thecountries participating at the Easton Foundation Youth World Cup includeCanada, China, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, Italy, Japan, theNetherlands, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Africa, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.
Theathletes who will represent Canada at the Easton Foundation Youth World Cup inPrague, Czech Republic from August 10th to 16th are:
Athletes                                 Position          Number           Home Town
JayceeAffeldt                       P/3B               6                     Maple Ridge, BC
MirandaCastiglione              SS                   18                   Brampton, ON
ShannonDavidson                 2B/P               2                     Whitby, ON
TarahEttinger                       C/OF              19                   Plainfield, Illinois
StephanieGallant                  C/3B               3                     Ajax, ON
JenniferGilbert                     P/OF               77                   McKinney, Texas
MeganGurski                       P/SS               11                   Saskatoon, SK
ReneeHelmer                        SS/3B             17                   Oakville, ON
KarissaHovinga                    P/1B               20                   La Vista, Nebraska
ShaniceKetting-Olivier        OF/SS            10                   Surrey, BC
CourtneyKwasnitza              C                    14                   Stonewall, MB
TessaLoewen                        2B/3B             5                     Abbotsford, BC
NicoleMiller                         1B/C               26                   Didsbury, AB
KristyNoble                          SS/2B             4                     Uxbridge, ON
MelissaPalmer                      C/SS               25                   Mascouche, QC
ShannaWilson                      P/1B               23                   Peterborough, ON
OliviaZwick                          P/2B               9                     Surrey, BC
TonyFoti                               Head Coach                           Winnipeg, MB
GlennBoles                           AssistantCoach                     St. Catharines, ON
ShanMcDonald                     AssistantCoach                     Scarborough, ON
DarrenWharrie                     Athletic Therapist
AlisonBradley                      Team Leader                        Pinkerton, ON
TeamCanada Schedule:
August10th    - Canada vs. Italy (10:30am EDT)
August11th     - Canada vs. South Africa (9:30am EDT)
August12th     - Canada vs. Dominican Republic (4:00amEDT)
                       - Canada vs. Japan (10:30am EDT)
August13th     - Canada vs. Russia (10:00am EDT)
August14th     - Playoff Round
August15th     - Playoff Round
August16th     - Bronze medal game (5:00am EDT)
                       - Gold medal Game (11:00am EDT)
*Gamesin bold can be seen on live webcam at:
TeamCanada game reports will be available on the Softball Canada website at The official tournamentwebsite can be found at

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