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Initial invitees announced for 2015 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team Selection Camp

October 24, 2014

Oklahoma City, OK


 

Initial invitees announced for 2015 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team Selection Camp


OKLAHOMA CITY - Twenty-two athletes have received invitations to try out for the 2015 USA Softball Junior Women's (19-Under) National Team (JWNT) the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced today.  Those athletes who accept an invitation to try out will participate in the 2015 JWNT Selection Camp, which will be held January 3-4, 2015 at Bill Barber Park in Irvine, Calif.  Seventeen athletes will be selected by members of the USA Softball Women's National Team Selection Committee (WNTSC) to represent the United States as a member of the 2015 JWNT roster that will compete at the World Cup of Softball X in Southern California and the International Softball Federation (ISF) Junior Women's World Championship, which will be held August 9-15 in Oklahoma City, Okla..

 

Click here to see the 22 athletes who have received an invitation to try out for the Junior Women’s National Team

Additional athletes may be invited to the USA Softball JWNT Selection Camp at a later date while additional opportunities for athletes to try out for the 2015 JWNT will be announced on November 3 via USASoftball.com.  During the selection process, athletes will participate in position drills as well as simulated games and be evaluated by the WNTSC.

 

Once selected, the JWNT will compete in the World Cup of Softball X in Southern California and the ISF Junior Women's World Championship in Oklahoma City, Okla.  The complete 2015 schedule for the JWNT, including exhibition games, will be announced at a later date. 

 

2015 Junior Women's National Team International Schedule

Date 

Event 

Location 

June 30 - July 5 

World Cup of Softball X

Southern California

August 9-15

ISF Junior Women's World Championship

Oklahoma City, Okla.

 

This will be the first time in World Cup of Softball history that the JWNT will participate as the team will build towards reclaiming the Gold at the ISF Junior Women's World Championship.  At the last ISF Junior Women's World Championship in 2013, the U.S. finished runner-up after falling 4-0 to Japan in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.  This marks the first time since 1995 that an ISF Junior Women's World Championship has been held in the United States.

 

Led by Head Coach Tairia Flowers (Tucson, Ariz./ head coach at Cal State Northridge), the complete coaching staff for the 2015 JWNT will be announced at a later date.

 

For updates on the USA Softball Junior 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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