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Softball Canada – Ottawa, Ont. – Softball Canada is very pleased to announce the list of twenty-two (22) athletes who will advance to the second phase of the Women’s National Team selection process following a preliminary Selection Camp held in Fort Myers, Fla. last week. The final Selection Camp will take place from May 30th to June 10th in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

“The first phase of the selection process proved to be extremely competitive with our overall depth having improved significantly” stated Mark Smith, Softball Canada’s High-Performance Director and Women’s National Team Head Coach. “It is clear that the athletes are taking their preparation seriously. Congratulations to those who have advanced. The next phase will determine our final roster for the 2018 WSBC Women’s Softball World Championship.”

In 2018, Team Canada will compete at various events including the World Cup of Softball in Irvine, Calif. and the Canada Cup in Surrey, B.C. in preparation for the WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship that will take place August 2-12 in Chiba, Japan.

The athletes who will continue to the second phase of the selection process are:

FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

HOMETOWN

Kara

Bilodeau

Cumming, Ga.

Kristen

Brown

Levittown, N.Y.

Jenna

Caira

Toronto, Ont.

Emma

Entzminger

Victoria, B.C.

Larissa

Franklin

Maple Ridge, B.C.

Kenzie

Friesen

Saskatoon, Sask.

Jennifer

Gilbert

Saskatoon, Sask.

Sara

Groenewegen

Surrey, B.C.

Victoria

Hayward

Toronto, Ont.

Karissa

Hovinga

Edmonton, Alta.

Kelsey

Jenkins

Delta, B.C.

Danielle

Lawrie

Langley, B.C.

Janet

Leung

Mississauga, Ont.

Joey

Lye

Toronto, Ont.

Sara

Plourde

Baker Lake, N.B.

Erika

Polidori

Brantford, Ont.

Kaleigh

Rafter

Guelph, Ont.

Victoria

Rumph

Mount Forest, Ont.

Jenn

Salling

Port Coquitlam, B.C.

Nicole

Schroeder

Yorba Linda, Calif.

Holly

Speers

Surrey, B.C.

Natalie

Wideman

Mississauga, Ont.

 

COACHING STAFF

 

POSITION

NAME

HOMETOWN

Head Coach

Mark Smith

Falmouth, N.S.

Assistant Coach/Manager

Melissa Basilio

Oshawa, Ont.

Assistant Coach

Russell Cooper

Tahiti Bay, NZL

Assistant Coach

Dave Paetkau

Abbotsford, B.C.

Performance Analyst

Glenn Boles

St. Catharines, Ont.

Performance Analyst

Hubie Basilio

Oshawa, Ont.

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Scott Willgress

Halifax, N.S.

Mental Performance Coach

Lauren Tashman

Pennington, N.J.

Team Leader / Pool Coach

Melissa Finley

London, Ont.

-SC-

For more information, please contact:

Gilles LeBlanc
Manager – Marketing & Communications
Softball Canada
p: (613) 523-3386 ext. 3105 | m: (613) 795-1996
w: www.softball.ca | e: gleblanc@softball.ca