WNT Selection Camp kicks off

By Codi Warren | June 11, 2014, 12 a.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY Twenty-four of the country’s best softball players have arrived in Lynchburg, Va. for the USA Softball Women’s National Team (WNT) selection camp the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America/USA Softball announced today.  Attendees will participate in a five-day selection process as well as simulated games and will 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.

"We've been waiting for this since last summer and to finally be on the dirt with the full team is awesome," said two-time WNT member Amanda Chidester.  "We've got a great group of girls who are meshing really well together and we're all having so much fun being back in the Red, White and Blue."

Click here to see a list of the USA Softball Women's National Team Selection Camp attendees.

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 each exhibition tour stop can be purchased by clicking the following links or visiting USASoftball.





June 9-12

Selection Camp

Lynchburg, Va.


June 13 

Exhibition Games

Lynchburg, Va.

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June 17 

Exhibition Games

Findlay, Ohio

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 June 19

Exhibition Games

Purcellville, Va.

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June 22 - Women's National Team Roster Announced 

July 3

Exhibition Games

Morgantown, W.Va.

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July 7-13

World Cup IX

Irvine, Calif.

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July 15-21

Canadian Open FP International

Surrey, B.C.

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July 29

Exhibition Games

Waldorf, Md.

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August 6-10

Italian Softball Week

Azzano, Italy

August 12-24

ISF Women's World Championship

Haarlem, Netherlands

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Follow along all summer with the Women's National Team at USASoftball.com.

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.