May2013

Game schedule released for the 2013 ISF X Junior Women's World Championship in Brampton, ON

May 3, 2013

Oklahoma City, OK


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 3, 2013

 

Game schedule released for the 2013 ISF X Junior Women’s World Championship

 

OKLAHOMA CITY — The International Softball Federation (ISF), softball’s world governing body, announced the game schedule for the 16-nation ISF X Junior Women’s World Championship, scheduled to take place July 1-7 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.  Team USA looks to defend the World Championship Gold Medal they won in 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa during the seven-day competition, which features 66 match-ups between the world’s best.

Team USA will open play against Great Britain July 1 at 8 a.m. CST (see below for complete USA game schedule) and will continue pool play through July 4.  Playoffs begin at 10:30 a.m. CST on July 5 and end with the Gold Medal game at 1 p.m. on July 7. 

 

Click here to see the complete schedule.


Representing the Red, White and Blue in Canada are Ali Aguilar (Orangevale, Calif./All-American Sports Academy), Erin Gabriel (Poland, Ohio/Tennessee), Andrea Hawkins (Bay City, Texas/Alabama), Cheridan Hawkins (Anderson, Calif./Oregon), Sierra Lawrence (Snellville, Ga./Michigan), Haylie McCleney (Morris, Ala./Alabama), Danica Mercado (Temecula, Calif./Oregon), Jessica Plaza (Huntington Beach, Calif./Stanford), Erin Shireman (Pearland, Texas/Texas), Lee Ann Spivey (Palm Coast, Fla./South Florida), Lauren Young (Anaheim, Calif./Arizona), Paige McDuffee (The Woodlands, Texas/UCLA), Sierra Romero (Murrieta, Calif./Michigan), Mysha Sataraka (Honolulu, Hawaii/UCLA), Kelsey Stewart (Wichita, Kan./Florida), Emily Crane (Troy, Mo./Missouri) and Jailyn Ford (Hot Springs, Va./James Madison). 

 

Tairia Flowers (Tucson, Ariz./head coach Cal State Northridge) will lead the Red, White and Blue into the summer and four-time Olympian Laura Berg (Corvalis, Ore./head coach Oregon State), Trisha Ford (Fremont, Calif./head coach Fresno State), and Lisa Dodd (San Diego, Calif./head coach at UNLV) will join the coaching staff in Canada.

The 16 teams that will compete are:  Australia, Brazil, Botswana, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, United States and Venezuela.

 

Click here for the ISF X Junior Women’s World Championship website.

 

Prior to the ISF Jr. Women’s World Championship, the team will compete in an exhibition game in Glenville, West Virginia on June 24.  In conjunction with the exhibition game, the West Virginia ASA will host a youth clinic on June 25.  Tickets for the event in West Virginia and information on the youth clinic are available at http://wvaasa.com/.

 

MEDIA: For more information on the ISF World Championship, please contact ISF at info@isfsoftball.org or +1-813-864-0100.

 

About the ISF Headquartered in Plant City, Florida (USA), the ISF is the world governing body of the sport as recognized by the International Olympic Committee and SportAccord (formerly the General Association of International Sports Federations). Softball (women’s fast pitch) made its Olympic debut at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. There are 127 affiliated countries in the ISF and millions of participants in the sport worldwide.

 

About ASA The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 200,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit http://www.asasoftball.com/.   About USA Softball USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won nine World Championship titles as well as claimed six World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com/.

 

 

Codi Warren

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Amateur Softball Association of America/USA Softball

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