USA Softball announces six additional players to USA Schutt Elite Team
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- USA Softball announced today six additional athletes to the 2004 USA Schutt Elite team. Set for competition July 3-11 at the Canada Cup in Surrey, B.C. and July 14-18 at the Champions Cup in Irvine, CA, the team was chosen from the USA Softball player pool.
The six additional players to the 16 member roster include:
Sara Dean (Valencia, CA), Auburn
Vanessa Iapala (San Diego, CA), Oregon State
Kristie Fox (San Diego, CA), Arizona
Brooke Mitchell (Pasadena, TX), Louisiana Lafayette
Catalina Morris (Sonoita, AZ), Stanford
Jackie Rinehart (Reno, NV) , Stanford
For a complete roster the 2004 USA Schutt Elite team log on to www.softballoutlet.com Looking to defend their 2003 Canada Cup title, the USA Schutt Elite team will be led by head coach Jay Miller (Starkville, MS, head coach at Mississippi State). He will be assisted by Michelle Gromacki (Huntington Beach, CA, head coach at Cal State Fullerton) and Kirk Walker (Keizer, OR, head coach at Oregon State).
As the National Governing Body of Softball, USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting women’s, men’s, junior girls’ and junior boys’ National Teams that compete in international and domestic competitions. USA Softball is one of the only two women’s sports to capture back-to-back gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996.
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 91 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 240,000 teams and 40,000 umpires today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit 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 back-to-back gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won seven World Championship titles including the last five consecutive.