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Softball Canada – (Clearwater, Fla.) The Canadian Junior Women’s National Team is ready to compete at the WBSC Softball World Championship which is set to take place July 24-30 in Clearwater, Fla. The team is coming off a successful run at the Canada Cup International Softball Championship last week in Surrey, B.C. where they lost in the Placement round final, with their only losses coming against top-level Women’s National Teams from Australia (No. 4), Chinese Taipei (No. 9) and Venezuela (No. 16).
 
“After a very competitive camp and a successful run at the Canada Cup, the coaching staff feels that we have a team that is deep in talent and versatility” stated Head Coach Keith Mackintosh. “We are excited with the work and progress we have seen from this group of athletes as we prepare to head into the World Championship.”
 
The WBSC Junior Women’s Softball World Championship will feature a total of 26 teams divided into four groups. The top two teams from each group will advance to the Championship round, with the top team from each group earning double life. The remaining teams will square off in the Placement round.
 
At the previous WBSC Junior Women’s World Championship held in Oklahoma City in 2015, Team Canada matched its best-ever finish of fourth. Two players from that team will be competing in this year’s tournament: Becki Monaghan(Spruce Grove, Alta.) and Elizabeth Murphy (Maple Ridge, B.C.
 
The athletes who will represent Canada at the WBSC Junior Women’s Softball World Championship from July 24-30 in Clearwater, Fla. are:
 

Athletes

First Name Last Name Hometown
Emma Adams Rockwood, Ont.
Brianna Aguilar-Beaucage Fort McMurray, Alta.
Sarah Benn Oakville, Ont.
Kara Bilodeau Cumming, Ga.
Danielle de Ruiter Surrey, B.C.
Hannah Finkelstein Richmond, B.C.
Abbey Fortin Langley, B.C.
Zoe Hicks Boissevain, Man.
Alexis Huggart Treherne, Man.
Amanda Janes Brampton, Ont.
Rebecca Jones Toronto, Ont.
Cassie Matlock Edmonton, Alta.
Grace Messmer Surrey, B.C.
Becki Monaghan Spruce Grove, Alta.
Elizabeth Murphy Maple Ridge, B.C.
Maria Palmegiani Surrey, B.C,
Allyse Volpe Toronto, Ont.

Coaching Staff

 

Position Name Hometown
Head Coach Keith Mackintosh Melfort, Sask.
Assistant Coach Trevor Ethier Saskatoon, Sask.
Assistant Coach Rob Guenter Victoria, B.C.
Assistant Coach Haylee O’Neill Oakville, Man.
Athletic Therapist Nikki Antonopoulos Caledon, Ont.
Team Manager Tiffany Jordan Guelph, Ont.

Umpires

First Name Last Name Hometown
Scott McLaren Penticton, B.C.
Annie Michaud Montreal, Que.

Team Canada Schedule

 

Date Game Time Media
July 24 Canada vs. Mexico 4:00pm EDT Stream | Stats
July 25 Canada vs. Ireland 11:00am EDT Stream | Stats
July 26 Canada vs. Korea 11:00am EDT Stream | Stats
  Canada vs. Great Britain 6:00pm EDT Stream | Stats
July 27 Canada vs. China 6:30pm EDT Stream | Stats
July 28 Playoff Round TBD Stream | Stats
July 29 Playoff Round TBD Stream | Stats
July 30 Medal Round TBD Stream | Stats
 

Live scoring and streaming will be available through the WBSC Junior Women’s Softball World Championship website.

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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