Oct. 08, 2019, 3:15 p.m. (ET)

 

The 2020 U.S. Olympic Softball Team roster was announced on Sunday, Oct. 6, featuring some of the biggest names in the sport along with some newer faces.

The 15-player roster features 13 world champions, including two Olympic veterans in pitchers Cat Osterman (2004, 2008) and Monica Abbott (2008). They took home silver together at the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, while Osterman also claimed gold in 2004.

The roster includes Abbott, Ali Aguilar, Valerie Arioto, Ally Carda, Amanda Chidester, Rachel Garcia, Haylie McCleney, Michelle Moultrie, Dejah Mulipola, Aubree Munro, Bubba Nickles, Osterman, Janie Reed, Delaney Spaulding and Kelsey Stewart.

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From veteran pitcher Abbott to 2019 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Garcia, check out some of the newly announced Olympic team players’ priceless reactions.

 

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Our Journey Begins Now ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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Officially Official. That feels good to say. And Taking the first step feels better. . . The announcement was full of emotions. There was a high, shock, awe, and my heart hurt for others. Iโ€™m honored that I will have the opportunity to play on the Olympic stage. And I will be able to play for #YOU for #US! #softball, we fought for you, and now we have the opportunity to be heard, to be seen and now as one country ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ, we have a chance to put on a show for the world . . Looking forward to seeing all the #teamusa and #ma14 supporters out on the #StandByHer tour and I canโ€™t wait to represent you on the #Olympic stage. ๐Ÿ’• #moniacs #usa #softball #teamusa #olympics #headshot #team #tokyo2020 #2020 #athlete

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I canโ€™t describe the emotional spectrum that I have felt today. Relief to finally know, excitement for what is to come, an incredibly heavy heart for some dear friends, and an overwhelming gratitude for how far Iโ€™ve come & the journey to this moment. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” God has been writing the details of my story and Iโ€™ve so enjoyed looking back and seeing the connections to specific moments that I see the fruits of now. He gave me a love for this game and has used it to mold me into a bold, confident, and compassionate woman. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Iโ€™m grateful for the honor of wearing this jersey and those letters. Thank you @usasoftball For the opportunity to live out my wildest dream. So many people have had a part in me getting here, I am so thankful for all of you. โค๏ธ โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Lastly, I celebrated my 26th birthday this past week during trials. I started catching and fell in love with this game when I was 6 years old. Iโ€™m so grateful to be able to celebrate 20 years of catching, loving this game, and competing with my friends by going to the 2020 Olympics. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #tokyo2020

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On my way out to Olympic trials, I got the news that one of my favorite ladies in the whole world had passed on from this life and into heaven. My grandma had been in pretty bad shape for the last year and the news brought a lot of sadness, but also joy to know she was finally with Jesus. โฃ โฃ Then a few days later I got some more big news. Iโ€™m so extremely humbled to be named to the Olympic roster for the 2020 games and I can just see my grandmaโ€™s smile and hear her laugh that she wouldโ€™ve responded with to this news. My family has been through such a roller coaster of emotions this week and Iโ€™m so grateful that I have the support system I do! โฃ โฃ Iโ€™ll let ya know when this feels real. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโฃ โฃ #4Him

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