Team Canada Roster Named for VIII Women’s Pan American Championship

July 25, 2013

Ottawa, ON

(Ottawa, ON) Softball Canada is pleased to announce the seventeen (17) players who have been selected to represent Canada at the 2013 VIII Women’s Pan American Championship in San Juan, Puerto Rico from August 10-18, 2013. This event will serve as a qualifier for the 2014 ISF Women’s World Championship which will take place July 18-24, 2014 in Haarlem, Netherlands and also for the 2015 Pan American Games, which will be held in July, 2015 in Toronto, ON.

The Canadian Senior Women’s National Team recently finished fourth at both the US World Cup of Softball VIII in Oklahoma City and the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship in Surrey, BC.

Team Canada will also be competing with Argentina, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the United States in the Francisco "Paco" Reyes Cup scheduled for August 4-9 prior to the event in Puerto Rico. The teams will play a single round robin, followed by a short playoff round.

The athletes who will represent Team Canada at the VIII Women’s Pan American Championship in San Juan, Puerto Rico are:



Jenna Caira

Toronto, ON

Jocelyn Cater

Delta, BC

Marina Demore

Richmond, BC

Heather Ebert

Rosthern, SK

Larissa Franklin

Maple Ridge, BC

Jennifer Gilbert

Saskatoon, SK

Kelsey Haberl

Burnaby, BC

Victoria Hayward

Toronto, ON

Sara Hopwood

Richmond, BC

Caitlin Lever

Buffalo, NY

Joey Lye

Toronto, ON

Sara Plourde

Fredericton, NB

Erika Polidori

Brantford, ON

Victoria Rumph

Mount Forest, ON

Megan Timpf

Port Dover, ON

Natalie Wideman

Mississauga, ON

Jennifer Yee

North Delta, BC


Coaching Staff


Acting Head 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

Team Leader

Lisa Down

Saskatoon, SK


Laurie Freebairn

Maple Ridge, BC




Daryl Helmer



VIII Women’s Pan American Championship – Team Canada Schedule


August 10

Canada vs. Mexico

12:30pm EDT

August 11

Canada vs. Dominican Republic

11:30am EDT

August 12

Canada vs. Venezuela

11:30am EDT

August 13

Canada vs. US Virgin Islands

11:30am EDT

August 13

Canada vs. Belize

2:00pm EDT

August 14

Canada vs. Guatemala

4:30pm EDT

August 15

Canada vs. Puerto Rico

7:00pm EDT

August 16

Playoff Round


August 17

Playoff Round


August 18

Medal Round



Click here to view the full tournament schedule
The tournament website can be found at http://clasico-panamericano.softballpr.net/.


For more information, please contact:

Gilles LeBlanc
Manager - Marketing and Communications
Softball Canada
(613) 523-3386 ext. 3105