USA Softball

May 02 Additional athletes accept invitation to USA Softball Womens National Team Selection Camp

By Steven Embree | May 02, 2014, 12 a.m. (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, the selection camp location has been determined and will be held on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.

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

Annie Aldrete (Monterey, Calif./Tennessee Freshman)

Chelsea Goodacre (Temecula, Calif./Arizona Junior)

Sierra Romero (Murrieta, Calif./Michigan Sophomore)

Hallie Wilson (Santa Ana, Calif./Arizona Junior)

Click here to see all of the athletes who have received an invitation to tryout for the Women’s National Team.

Athletes will vie for 17 spots on the 2014 USA Softball Women’s World Championship team roster that will compete for the International Softball Federation (ISF) World Championship in Haarlem, Netherlands this August. In addition, Team USA will compete in the ninth World Cup of Softball which moves west to Irvine, Calif. July 7-13.

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.

Date 

Event 

Location 

June 9-12

Selection Camp

Lynchburg, Virginia

June 13 

Exhibition Games

Lynchburg, Virginia

June 17 

Exhibition Games

Findlay, Ohio

 June 19

Exhibition Games

Purcellville, Virginia

June 22 - Women's National Team Roster Announced 

Additional athletes may be invited to USA Softball Women’s National Team selection camp at a later date.

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.

Following the World Cup, Team USA will travel internationally 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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