General Tire World Cup of Softball VIII

July 11, 2013

Oklahoma City, OK


Canadian Women’s National Team Set to Compete at US World Cup of Softball

(Oklahoma City, OK) The Canadian Senior Women’s National Team is set to compete at the 2013 General Tire World Cup of Softball VIII in Oklahoma City this week. The team arrived in Oklahoma last Thursday and held a week-long training camp at Oklahoma State University prior to the event, which will begin tomorrow as Canada will open its schedule against the United States at 7:00pm CST.
The event will feature five national teams who will be competing in a single round robin, including Australia, Canada, Japan, Puerto Rico and the United States. The top two teams from the round robin will advance to the Gold medal games, while the third place team will take on the winner of a game between the fourth and fifth place teams for the Bronze medal.
The athletes who will represent Team Canada at the General Tire World Cup of Softball VIII in Oklahoma City are:

Meagan Baird Ajax, ON
Jenna Caira Toronto, ON
Marina Demore Richmond, BC
Heather Ebert Rosthern, SK
Larissa Franklin Maple Ridge, BC
Jennifer Gilbert Saskatoon, SK
Sara Groenewegen Surrey, BC
Kelsey Haberl Burnaby, BC
Victoria Hayward Toronto, ON
Brittany Hicks Dundas, ON
Sara Hopwood Richmond, BC
Caitlin Lever Buffalo, NY
Joey Lye Toronto, ON
Sara Plourde Bristol, CT
Erika Polidori Brantford, ON
Victoria Rumph Mount Forest, ON
Megan Timpf Port Dover, ON
Natalie Wideman Mississauga, ON
Coaching Staff
Head Coach Mark Smith Falmouth, NS
Assistant Coach Dave Paetkau Abbotsford, BC
Assistant Coach Alison Bradley Pinkerton, ON
Assistant Coach Glenn Boles St. Catharines, ON
Assistant Coach Ken Leavoy Vancouver, BC
Assistant Coach Erin Cumpstone Saskatoon, SK
Assistant Coach Rob Guenter Victoria, BC
Athletic Therapist Natalie Ghobrial Vancouver, BC
US World Cup of Softball VIII – Team Canada Schedule
July 11 Canada vs. United States 7:00pm CDT*
July 12 Canada vs. Puerto Rico 11:30am CDT
July 12 Canada vs. Japan 2:00pm CDT
July 13 Canada vs. Australia 3:00pm CDT
July 14 Placement Games TBD*
 *The Canada vs. USA game will air on TSN at 2:00pm EDT on Friday, July 12. The Gold medal game will air at 2:00pm EDT on Monday, July 15.   

For more information, please contact:
Gilles LeBlanc Manager - Marketing and Communications Softball Canada (613) 523-3386 ext. 3105 gleblanc@softball.ca