2015 Women’s National Softball Team Selection Camp

December 16, 2014

Ottawa, ON

December 16th, 2014

2015 Women’s National Softball Team Selection Camp

(Ottawa, ON) The Canadian Senior Women’s National Team will hold a Selection Camp this week (December 17-22) in Clearwater, Florida with 23 players from the Women’s National Team Athlete Pool competing for a spot on the 2015 roster. Team Canada will be competing in three events next summer, including the US World Cup of Softball from June 29 to July 5 in Irvine, California, the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship from July 6-14 in Surrey, British Columbia and the Pan American Games from July 19-26 in Ajax, Ontario.
Following the selection camp, the coaching staff will continue to monitor the athletes from the Women’s National Team Athlete Pool who will be competing in college/university. Joey Lye (Toronto, ON) and Jen Yee (North Delta, BC) will both be considered for the final roster but will not be attending the Selection Camp.
“Twenty-five athletes vying for fifteen roster spots plus three alternates is what this opportunity represents” said Women’s National Team Head Coach Mark Smith. “Playing in the third largest multisport event in the world on home soil should be a huge motivator for these athletes. We are excited to observe the level of compete in this group and who can step up over the next six days.”

The athletes who will be attending the Senior Women’s National Team Selection Camp from December 17-22, 2014 in Clearwater, Florida are:
Name Hometown
Jenna Caira Toronto, ON
Miranda Castiglione Brampton, ON
Jocelyn Cater Delta, BC
Emma Entzminger Victoria, BC
Larissa Franklin Maple Ridge, BC
Sara Groenewegen Surrey, BC
Megan Gurski Dalmeny, SK
Victoria Hayward Toronto, ON
Sara Hopwood Richmond, BC
Karissa Hovinga Edmonton, AB
Chelsea Jenner Abbotsford, BC
Janet Leung Mississauga, ON
Sara Plourde Fredericton, NB
Erika Polidori Brantford, ON
Kaleigh Rafter Guelph, ON
Victoria Rumph Mount Forest, ON
Jennifer Salling Port Coquitlam, BC
Aspen Searle Brantford, ON
Brooke Seneshen Winnipeg, MB
Carey-Leigh Thomas Ohsweken, ON
Megan Timpf Port Dover, ON
Logan White Brantford, ON
Natalie Wideman Mississauga, ON

Coaching Staff

Position Name Hometown
Head Coach Mark Smith Falmouth, NS
Assistant Coach Melissa Basilio Pickering, ON
Assistant Coach Ken Leavoy Vancouver, BC
Assistant Coach Dave Paetkau Abbotsford, BC
Guest Coach Jen Banford Ottawa, ON
Guest Coach John Stuart Langley, BC
Mental Performance Coach Lauren Tashman Pennington, NJ
Physiotherapist Laurie Freebairn Maple Ridge, BC


For more information, please contact:

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

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