Forty-three initial athletes invited to 2017 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp
October 27, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball announced today a list of 43 initial invitees for the 2017 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp to be held January 1-5, 2017 at Eddie C. Moore Softball Complex in Clearwater, Fla. Those athletes who accept the invitation to try out will vie for 17 spots on the 2017 USA Softball Women’s National Team (WNT) roster. Additional athletes may be invited to the USA Softball WNT Selection Camp at a later date.
During the 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). Athletes who make the 2017 USA Softball WNT roster will be competing at a Pan American Games/WBSC World Championship Qualifier in Florida, where the U.S. will look to qualify for the 2018 WBSC Women’s World Championship to be held in Chiba, Japan and the 2019 Pan American Games to be held in Lima, Peru. The complete 2017 schedule for the WNT, including exhibition games, will be announced at a later date.
Vying for a spot on the 2017 roster are all members of the 2016 USA Softball WNT, which reclaimed the Gold Medal at the WBSC Women’s World Championship in Surrey, B.C., Canada after defeating defending champions Japan, 7-3, in the Gold Medal Game. As a team, the U.S. finished the 2016 WBSC Women’s World Championship with a .436 team batting average, 19 home runs, 80 RBI and outscored opponents 83-10 while the pitching staff allowed just eight earned runs for a 1.19 ERA.
For updates on the USA Softball Women’s National Team and events throughout the 2017 season visit www.ASAUSASoftball.com.
About ASA/USA Softball
Founded in 1933, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball is the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, ASA/USA Softball sanctions competition in every state through a network of 70 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 two million. ASA/USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of 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 10 World Championship titles as well as claimed eight World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about ASA/USA Softball, please visit http://www.asausasoftball.com/.