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Thirty-two initial athletes invited to 2015 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp; Coaching staff announced

October 17, 2014

Oklahoma City, OK


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October 16, 2014

 

Thirty-two initial athletes invited to 2015 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp; Coaching staff announced


OKLAHOMA CITY - The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced today the list of initial invitees for the 2015 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp to be held January 4-8, 2015 at Bill Barber Park in Irvine, Calif.  Those athletes who accept the invitation to try out will vie for 17 spots on the 2015 USA Softball Women’s National Team (WNT) roster that will compete at the World Cup of Softball X in July, 2015 and a spot on the 15-athlete roster that will compete in the 2015 Pan American Games, which will be held July 15-26 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

Click here to see the 32 athletes who have received an invitation to try out for the Women’s National Team

Additional athletes may be invited to the USA Softball WNT Selection Camp at a later date.  During the five-day selection process athletes will participate in position drills as well as simulated games and be evaluated by the Women’s National Team Selection Committee (WNTSC).

 

Once selected, the WNT will compete in the World Cup of Softball X in Southern California and the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  The complete 2015 schedule for the WNT, including exhibition games, will be announced at a later date. 

 

2015 Women's National Team International Schedule

Date 

Event 

Location 

June 30 - July 5 

World Cup of Softball X

Southern California

July 15-26

Pan American Games

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

In addition to the list of invitees, the full coaching staff has been selected for the WNT for competitions in 2015.  With Ken Eriksen (Tampa, Fla./Head Coach at USF) at the head of the Women's program, the Assistant Coaches will be Laura Berg (Corvallis, Ore./head coach at Oregon State), Howard Dobson (Orange, Texas/assistant coach at LSU) and Lisa Dodd (San Diego, Calif./head coach at UNLV).  All three served as Assistant Coaches for the 2014 WNT that claimed the General Tire World Cup of Softball IX and the silver medal at the International Softball Federation (ISF) Women's World Championship in Haarlem, Netherlands in 2014.

 

For updates on the USA Softball Women’s National Team and events throughout the 2015 season visit www.USASoftball.com.

 

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 165,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2.5 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 the 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 seven World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com.  

 

 

Codi Warren

 

Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications

Amateur Softball Association of America/USA Softball

Office 405.425.3431 | Cell 405. 420. 2817

 

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