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U-15 Women’s National Team arrives in Lima, Peru for inaugural U-15 Women’s Pan American Championship

March 30, 2023, 10 p.m. (ET)

LIMA, Peru – The first-ever U-15 U.S. Women’s National Team (WNT) has arrived in Lima, Peru ahead of the 2023 Pan American Championship slated to take place April 1-9. An inaugural event for the U-15 division, the Red, White and Blue will compete alongside top opponents in the Americas in hopes of claiming a qualifying spot in the World Baseball Softball Classic (WBSC) World Championship held in Tokyo, Japan later this year. The 16-player roster will kick off the competition on Saturday, April 2 after participating in a series of practices and a scrimmage against Puerto Rico held tomorrow at 11:30am CT. 

With ten countries drawn into two groups, Team USA will compete in Group A alongside Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala (Team WBSC) and Peru, while Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico Puerto Rico and Venezuela will battle it out in Group B. The U.S. will begin its quest to the gold on Sunday, April 2 with a matchup against host country Peru at 4:30 p.m. CT before facing off with Colombia on April 3 at 2 p.m. CT. Continuing the competition, the Eagles will take on Guatemala (April 4 at 9 a.m. CT) and Brazil (April 5 at 2 p.m. CT) to close out pool play followed by the Playoff and Medal Rounds held April 6-8. Fans can join in on the excitement as the championship unfolds with free live streaming and stats available on 

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Previously announced by USA Softball, the 16-player roster is a result of the USA Softball High Performance Program (HPP) – also known as the pipeline to the WNT. Working their way through the selection process, the U-15 roster represents five different regions across the U.S. with Region 10 (Arizona, California) highlighted by seven players, along with five players from Region 5 (Texas), two from Region 3 (Florida, South Carolina) and one athlete apiece from Region 2 (Virginia) and Region 7 (Kansas).  

Leading the U.S. is head coach Kyla Holas who previously helped the 2021 U-18 JWNT to gold medal finishes at the 2021 Junior Pan American Games and 2021 WBSC Junior Women’s World Cup in addition to guiding the 2019 U-17 JWNT to gold at the 2019 U-17 Women’s Pan American Championship. Joining Holas in Peru are assistant coaches Iyhia McMichael (head coach at Frisco Emerson HS) and Scott Smith (head coach of Texas Bombers) who each join the JWNT coaching staff for the first time in their careers. 

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