USA Softball JO Cup Team Preview: Finesse 18u National

Feb. 06, 2020, 10:51 a.m. (ET)

As we near the start of the 2020 USA Softball Junior Olympic (JO) Cup, we're highlighting some of the teams who will take the fields in Spartanburg, S.C.

Meet Finesse 18u National, a team based out of Michigan competing in the 18-Under division. Head Coach Karlene Kilburn breaks down what you can expect to see from her 2020 roster.

Team: Finesse 18u National

Home State: Michigan

Previous JO Cup Experience: First-time JO Cup participant

Head Coach: Karlene Kilburn



How long has the team been together: "Four years in the Finesse organization."

Noteworthy events and recent tournaments: King of the Hill, Atlanta Veterans Tribute, Finesse Invitational, IDT, Colorado Fireworks, DeMarini Fall Invitational

Returning players from 2019: 10

What are some of the strengths your team will bring this season: "Speed, team chemistry, and aggression."

What is a primary focus your team has as you prepare for the 2020 JO Cup: "Mental strength and awareness."

What are some of the benefits of playing with USA Softball and at the JO Cup: "Great competition and great exposure."