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Five rookies and 13 veterans earn a spot on 2015 USA Softball Women's National Team roster

January 8, 2015

Oklahoma City, OK


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January 8, 2015


Five rookies and 13 veterans earn a spot on 2015 USA Softball Women’s National Team roster

IRVINE, Calif.– Eighteen athletes will represent the Red, White and Blue on the Women's National team this summer following a three-day selection camp the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball. Held at Bill Barber Park in Irvine, Calif., 33 athletes participated in the selection camp where they were evaluated by members of the Women's National Team Selection Committee, who selected the 18-person roster.  The athletes selected will compete later this summer in the World Cup of Softball X in Irvine, Calif. as well as the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

"The Women's National Team roster of 18 may be one of the most well-rounded group of athletes I have been around in the last 10-11 years," said Women's National Team Head Coach Ken Eriksen.  "I am looking forward to our continued development as we strive to gain our rightful place as the No. 1 team in the world.  The journey over the next six years begins today with the announcement of the world's best fast pitch softball team."

Click here for the complete 2015 USA Softball Women’s National Team roster

In preparation for the 2015 season, Team USA will compete in a series of exhibition games in the weeks leading up to the World Cup of Softball, which will be held June 29-July 5, and the Pan American Games.  The complete schedule, including tour stops and clinics, will be released at a later date on USASoftball.com.  Representing the U.S. this summer will be 13 returning veterans from the 2014 roster which claimed the General Tire World Cup of Softball IV title and finished second at the International Softball Federation (ISF) Women's World Championship in Haarlem, Netherlands.  Five rookies also join the squad, with two of those rookies having previously worn the Red, White and Blue as a member of the USA Softball Junior Women's National Team.

Ken Eriksen (Tampa, Fla./Head Coach at USF) will lead the National Team and will once again be assisted by three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Laura Berg (Corvalis, Ore./head coach Oregon State), Howard Dobson (Orange, Texas/assistant coach at LSU) and Lisa Dodd (San Diego, Calif./head coach at UNLV) throughout the summer events.

Visit www.usasoftball.com all summer for the most up to date coverage of all USA Softball National Teams.

 

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 75 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 including the last seven consecutive as well as claimed six 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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