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Softball Canada – (Oklahoma City, OK) The Canadian Women’s National Softball Team is set to compete at the US World Cup of Softball XI in Oklahoma City, OK this week (July 5-10). Team Canada will play its first game against New Zealand at 3:00pm CDT on Tuesday, July 5.
 
The event will feature a record thirteen teams who will be competing in two pools. The 89’ers Pool includes Australia, China, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, the United States and Venezuela, while the Sooner Pool will feature Canada, the Czech Republic, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and USA Elite. The top team from each pool will advance to the Gold medal game, while the remaining team will compete in placement games on the final day of competition. Live scoring and webstreaming will be available through the event website.
 
Team Canada recently completed a pair of Exhibition Series in California and Japan.
 
Following the completion of the US World Cup of Softball XI, all twelve national teams will travel to Surrey, BC to compete at the WBSC Women’s World Softball Championship from July 15-24, which will feature a record 31 teams.
 
The athletes who will represent Team Canada at the US World Cup of Softball XI are:
 

Athletes

# First Name Last Name Hometown
3 Lauren Bay Regula Trail, BC
30 Kyla Benz Surrey, BC
24 Madison Clarke Edmonton, AB
19 Emma Entzminger Victoria, BC
26 Larissa Franklin Maple Ridge, BC
17 Sara Groenewegen Surrey, BC
20 Megan Gurski Dalmeny, SK
8 Victoria Hayward Toronto, ON
10 Karissa Hovinga Edmonton, AB
5 Joey Lye Toronto, ON
27 Sara Plourde Fredericton, NB
4 Erika Polidori Brantford, ON
55 Kaleigh Rafter Guelph, ON
77 Sara Riske Richmond, BC
7 Jenn Salling Port Coquitlam, BC
13 Carey-Leigh Thomas Ohsweken, ON
33 Logan White Brantford, ON
2 Natalie Wideman Mississauga, ON
22 Jen Yee North Delta, BC

Coaching Staff

Position Name Hometown
Head Coach Mark Smith Falmouth, NS
Assistant Coach Melissa Basilio Pickering, ON
Assistant Coach Glenn Boles St. Catharines, ON
Assistant Coach Rob Guenter Victoria, BC
Assistant Coach Dave Paetkau Abbotsford, BC
Physiotherapist Laurie Freebairn Maple Ridge, BC
Mental Performance Coach Lauren Tashman Pennington, NJ
Team Leader Alison Bradley Pinkerton, ON
Coordinator – WNT Kerri Bodin Ottawa, ON

Umpires

First Name Last Name Hometown
Sandra Allan Lincoln, NB
Annie Michaud Montreal, QC

Team Canada Schedule

Date Game Time Media
July 5 Canada vs. New Zealand 3:00pm CDT Stats | Stream
July 6 Canada vs. Netherlands 12:30pm CDT Stats | Stream
July 7 Canada vs. USA Elite 5:30pm CDT Stats | Stream
July 8 Canada vs. Mexico 8:30am CDT Stats | Stream
  Canada vs. Japan 3:00pm CDT Stats | Stream
July 9 Canada vs. Czech Republic 12:00pm CDT Stats | Stream
July 10 Placement Games TBD Stats | Stream
 

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For more information, please contact:

Gilles LeBlanc
Manager – Marketing and Communications
Softball Canada
(613) 523-3386 ext. 3105
gleblanc@softball.ca