USA Softball

Jun 06 Additional athletes accept invitation to USA Softball Womens National Team Selection Camp

By Steven Embree | June 06, 2014, midnight (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced today four athletes who will join the already released list of athletes who have accepted an invitation to the 2014 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp scheduled for June 9-12. Additionally, tickets are now available for selection camp exhibition games in Lynchburg, Va., Findlay, Ohio and Purcellville, Va. and a sole exhibition game in Waldorf, Md.

Additional athletes attending USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp

Kellie Fox (San Diego, Calif./Arizona Senior)

Kelsey Stewart (Wichita, Kan./Florida Junior)

Jaclyn Traina (Naples, Fla./Alabama 2014)

Lacey Waldrop (Chester, Va../Florida State Senior)

Click here to see all of the athletes who have accepted an invitation to Women’s National Team Selection Camp

During the five-day selection process athletes will participate in position drills as well as simulated games and be evaluated by the Women’s National Team Selection Committee (WNTSC). Following camp, athletes will begin a three-city tour of exhibition games in which they will be further evaluated. Tickets for each exhibition tour stop can be purchased by clicking the following links or visiting USASoftball.com.

Date 

Event 

Location 

Tickets

June 9-12

Selection Camp

Lynchburg, Va.

 

June 13 

Exhibition Games

Lynchburg, Va.

Tickets

June 17 

Exhibition Games

Findlay, Ohio

Tickets

 June 19

Exhibition Games

Purcellville, Va.

Tickets

June 22 - Women's National Team Roster Announced 

 

The first set of exhibition games will take place on June 13 in Lynchburg, Va. as the WNT Selection Camp athletes take on a team of local athletes who will be coached by two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Dot Richardson.  The first game of the doubleheader will begin at 7 p.m. at City Stadium with tickets starting at $15 for general admission and reserved tickets for $25.  An opening ceremony will kick off the game at 6:35 p.m. and there will be a post-game autograph session.  The WNT Selection Camp invitees will also be putting on a clinic on the morning of June 14. 
Click here to purchase tickets for the Lynchburg exhibition games and to register for the softball clinic.

Following the Lynchburg tour stop, the WNT Selection Camp invitees will head to Findlay, Ohio where they will play in a doubleheader against a college all-star team on June 17.  Tickets are $10 with the first game beginning at 6 p.m. at Marathon Diamonds softball complex.  An autograph session will follow the doubleheader. 
Click here to purchase your tickets for the Findlay exhibition games.

The last stop of the WNT Selection Camp will take place on June 19 in Purcellville, Va.  Tickets start at $11 for outfield seating (bring your own chair/standing room only) with general admission tickets available for $17 and reserved tickets at $27.  Held at Fireman's Field, the doubleheader begins at 6:30 p.m. 
Click here to purchase your tickets for the Purcellville exhibition games.

Once selected, the 17 athletes who make up the 2014 USA Softball Women’s World Championship team will compete in six different events throughout United States, Canada, Italy and the Netherlands. Fans in the United States will get three opportunities to see Team USA with two exhibition stops, Morgantown, W.V on July 3 and Waldorf, Md. on July 29, as well as the World Cup of Softball IX in Irvine, Calif. July 7-13.

Tickets for the doubleheader exhibition games on July 3 in Morgantown, W. Va., which will be held at Hawley Field, are available by clicking here.  The first game begins at 6 p.m. with general admission tickets available for $15 and VIP tickets at $20.  In their final contest in the U.S. on July 29, the WNT will take on a group of Maryland all-stars at 7 p.m.   Held at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Md., tickets start at $20 with an autograph session following the game.  Members of the WNT and coaching staff will also host a youth clinic on July 28.  Click here to purchase tickets for the Waldorf exhibition game and to register for the softball clinic.

For their international contests, Team USA will travel to compete in the Canadian Open Fast Pitch International Championship July 14-21 in Surrey, B.C., Canada, Italian Softball Week August 6-10 in Azzano, Italy and the ISF Women’s World Championship in Haarlem, Netherlands August 12-24 where they’ll look to improve on a silver medal finish from the previous World Championship.

For updates on the USA Softball Women’s National Team and events throughout the 2014 season visit www.USASoftball.com.

About ISF
Headquartered in Plant City, Florida (USA), the ISF is a member of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), the world governing body for the sport  which is recognized by the International Olympic Committee and SportAccord (formerly the General Association of International Sports Federations). Softball (women’s fast pitch) made its Olympic debut at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. There are 127 affiliated countries in the ISF and millions of participants in the sport worldwide.

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 76 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.  

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