A total of 28 athletes accept invitation to 2019 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team Selection Trials

Sept. 28, 2018, 3:34 p.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY - USA Softball announced today the list of athletes invited to participate at the 2019 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team (JWNT) Selection Trials to be held December 28-January 1, at the Eddie C. Moore Softball Complex in Clearwater, Fla. Those athletes who accepted the invitation to try out will vie for 20 spots on the 2019 USA Softball JWNT Training Team roster which will compete at the USA Softball International Cup. The roster will then be trimmed to 17 athletes to participate in the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Junior Women’s World Cup in Irvine, Calif. August 11-17, 2019.


Click here to see the athletes who will try out for the Junior Women’s National Team


During the selection process, athletes will participate in position drills as well as simulated games and be evaluated by the USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Committee (WNTSC).  Athletes who make the 2019 USA Softball JWNT roster will look to earn a third-consecutive WBSC Junior Women’s World Championship title, having claimed the previous two World Championships in 2015 and 2017.


Highlighting the list of invitees are four members from the 2017 USA Softball JWNT: Julia Cottrill (Stillwater, Okla.), Gabi Deters (Bowling Green, Ky.), Lexi Kilfoyl (Land O’Lakes, Fla.) and Kathryn Sandercock (McLean, Va.).  


The complete coaching staff and schedule for the 2019 USA Softball JWNT will be announced at a later date.


USA Softball will also hold an open tryout opportunity for players hoping to make the 2019 USA Softball JWNT on December 28 at the Eddie C. Moore Softball Complex in Clearwater Fla.  Information including registration on the open tryout can be found here. Participants from the open tryout could be selected to participate at the USA Softball JWNT Selection Trials along with the list of invited athletes. The invitee list is subject to change as additional athletes could be invited by the WNTSC at any time.


For updates on the USA Softball Women’s National Team and events throughout the 2019 season visit www.USASoftball.com.


About USA Softball

USA Softball is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USA Softball sanctions competition in every state through a network of 69 local associations and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 150,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2 million.  USA Softball is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch.  USA Softball annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USA Softball umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game.


As the NGB for the sport of softball, USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USA Softball, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit www.USASoftball.com.


About the World Baseball Softball Confederation
Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland -- the Olympic Capital -- the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is the world governing body for baseball and softball. WBSC has 202 National Federation and Associate Members in 143 countries and territories across Asia, Africa, Americas, Europe and Oceania, which represent a united baseball/softball sports movement that encompasses over 65 million athletes and attracts approximately 150 million fans to stadiums worldwide annually. 


The WBSC governs all international competitions involving official National Teams. The WBSC oversees the Softball World Championships (Men, Women, U-19 Men, and U-19 Women), Premier12, World Baseball Classic, and Baseball World Cups (U-12, U-15, U-18, U-23 and Women's).


For more information, visit: www.wbsc.org.