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Women’s National Team set for training camp at Scrap Yard Sports Complex; Live streaming and ticket information available for weekend exhibition games

Women’s National Team set for training camp at Scrap Yard Sports Complex; Live streaming and ticket information available for weekend exhibition games

June 12, 2018, 12:03 a.m. (ET)
OKLAHOMA CITY — Members of the Red, White and Blue have arrived in Houston, Texas as the 2018 USA Softball Women’s National Team (WNT) will hold a training camp at the Scrap Yard Sports Complex from June 11-17, 2018. Both the World Championship roster and the Japan All-Star Series roster will take part in a series of workouts and practice sessions before participating in exhibition games at the Scrap Yard Sports Complex.

Click here to learn more about the USA Softball Women’s National Team Houston Training Camp

“Last year we began our journey through the qualifying process to get to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games,” said World Championship Head Coach Ken Eriksen. “Today is another destination in this Journey to Japan. We must set our immediate sights on qualifying for the Olympic Games by being very successful at the 2018 (WBSC) World Championship. The training this week and throughout the summer will include competitions against some very worthy opponents. The Scrap Yard Softball Organization has graciously provided an opportunity for us to not only train but to have some competition that will ready the U.S. program for the rest of the summer. I think it’s also important to recognize the willingness of programs, collegiate and professional, that have allowed their star players the opportunity to represent the United States internationally this summer. If we can put in a great next 50 days of hard work and focus, I believe we will defend our 2016 World Championship.”

“It’s exciting to work with this group of athletes,” said Japan All-Star Series Head Coach Laura Berg. “This week will be important for us to get some games under our belt and build team chemistry before we leave for Japan.”

In preparation for international competitions this summer, both USA Softball WNT rosters will play exhibition contests against Scrap Yard Fast Pitch with all games live streamed on the USASoftball.com platform for fans to access and watch for free throughout the June 15-17 weekend.  Fans will also have the opportunity to attend exhibition games in person, with general admission tickets available for $5 per day.  Military, first responders, youth athletes in their player uniform and children under six years old will receive free admission.

Immediately after training camp, players on the Japan All-Star Series roster will head to Tokyo for a three-game series against the Japan National Team before joining the World Championship roster in Irvine, Calif. to compete against many of the top-ranked teams in the world at the USA Softball International Cup July 9-15.

The Scrap Yard Sports Complex is situated on 82 acres just north of Houston, Texas and includes 10 all-turf fields, 14 indoor batting cages/pitching lanes and a 15,000 square foot indoor training facility.

 

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.


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2017 So Cal All Star Roster Named

So Cal All Star roster named for exhibition matchup against USA and Mexico

May 31, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY — Sixteen athletes have been selected to represent the So Cal All-Star roster, which is set to compete against the 2017 USA Softball Women’s National Team (WNT) and Mexico in a June 13 doubleheader exhibition games.  Held at Deanna Manning Stadium in Irvine, Calif., the So Cal All-Star roster is made up of athletes from three elite youth travel programs: Firecrackers – Rico, Corona Angels – Tyson and OC Batbusters – Stith.  Fans will have the opportunity to watch Team USA, Mexico and the So Cal All-Stars June 13, while the U.S. and Mexico will be playing in a standalone exhibition game on June 15.

“Getting this opportunity to work with USA Softball, Tony Rico, Marty Tyson and along with these great kids that have put so much time into their careers is special,” said Mike Stith, who will be leading the So Cal All-Stars.  “For me as a coach to get to be a small part of the development of our National Team Program is an incredible honor as we begin the process to prepare for Japan and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Getting to coach against some of the greatest talent in the world is quite an opportunity as much as it is a tough challenge against Team USA and Mexico but it will be a great night that I’m truly looking forward to.”


Schedule

Irvine, California- June 13-15, 2017

June 13, 5 pm (PT), Mexico vs So Cal Travel All-Stars
June 13, 5 pm (PT), USA Women’s National Team vs So Cal Travel All-Stars

June 14, 4 pm (PT), Player Camp

June 15, 7 pm (PT), USA Women’s National Team vs Mexico

Tickets on sale here


So Cal All-Star Roster

Brooke Vestal – P – 2018 – Firecrackers – Rico 

Grace Lyons – INF – 2018 – Firecrackers – Rico  

Aliyah Flores – INF – 2017 – Firecrackers – Rico 

Riley Wester – OF – 2017 – Firecrackers – Rico

Macy Simmons – C – 2018 – Firecrackers – Rico  

Jenna Kean – OF – 2017 – Firecrackers – Rico

Megan Faraimo – P – 2018 – Corona Angels – Tyson 

Kinsley Washington – MI/OF – 2017 – Corona Angels – Tyson 

Camryn Ybarra – 3B – 2017 – Corona Angels – Tyson 

Mariah Mazon –  P – 2017 – Corona Angels – Tyson  

Linnsie Elam – C – 2017 – Corona Angels – Tyson 

Livy Schiele – OF – 2017 – OC Batbusters – Stith 

Lauren Gutierrez – 1B – 2017 – OC Batbusters – Stith 

Jocelyn Alo – 1B/C – 2017 – OC Batbusters – Stith 

Tera McGowan – C/OF – 2018 – OC Batbusters – Stith  

Vanessa Foreman – P – 2018 – OC Batbusters – Stith

In addition to the three exhibition games, members of the USA Softball WNT and coaching staff will also conduct a players camp on June 14 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT.  Led by Team USA Head Coach Ken Eriksen, attendees will have the opportunity to get hands on training and instruction from the best softball players in the world.  Limited space is available, with the camp open to players age 8-18.  Tickets for the exhibition games and players camp, along with a detailed schedule of events, are now available for purchase through USASoftball.com.

Fans at home can follow along all summer long with the USA Softball National Teams at 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 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 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.


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Team USA Comes to So Cal 2017

The USA Softball Women’s National Team is Coming to Irvine, California!

The USA Softball Women’s National Team is headed to Southern California to compete in an exhibition series. Come out to watch the best in the world as they prepare and train for the World Cup of Softball and other International Events.

USA Softball of Southern California is excited to host these events and we hope to see you there supporting the Red, White & Blue!

June 13 – Exhibition 1 – (DOUBLEHEADER)

Game 1: 5pm – Mexican National Team vs USA Softball of SoCal Travel All-Stars

Game 2: 8pm – Team USA vs.USA Softball of SoCal Travel All-Stars

June 14 – Player Camp – Come learn from Team USA

June 15 – Exhibition 2 – (SINGLE GAME)

Game 1: 7pm – Team USA vs. Mexican National Team

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All-American 12u Softball Games Announced by USA Softball

All-American 12u Softball Games Announced by USA Softball


OKLAHOMA CITY – USA Softball, the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, announced the creation of the USA Softball All-American Games, a prestigious tournament to be held at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex – OGE Energy Field – INTEGRIS Field August 18-20, 2017.  Held at the “Softball Capital of the World”™ in Oklahoma City, Okla., the USA Softball All-American Games provide national exposure to elite athletes in the 12-Under Junior Olympic (JO) fastpitch division and will highlight the top competitors from across the country.

“The USA Softball JO Commissioners are very excited to host an event that showcases 360 of the best 12-under players from around the country,” said USA Softball of Southern California JO Commissioner Kristi Allen. “We are excited to give these athletes the opportunity to play at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex representing USA Softball.”

With teams selected from the 10 USA Softball Regions, a total of 24 teams from across the U.S. will compete in the USA Softball All-American games.  Each region can select up to two teams to represent their region at the USA Softball All-American Games and each team will consist of 15 athletes and two coaches.  Athletes must be on a USA Softball registered team for the 2017 season and must be age eligible for the 12-Under JO division.  Each region is responsible for the selection process for their teams, and players must commit and be registered no later than July 1.

Teams competing in the USA Softball All-American Games will be invited to participate in an exposure camp to highlight their skills. The USA Softball All-American Games will also have an Opening Ceremony, free live streaming and live stats through USASoftball.com and a tournament “swag” bag, which will include their USA Softball All-American jerseys and other official USA Softball and sponsor merchandise.

“What a great opportunity for 12-under female athletes across the country to be identified by members of USA Softball’s local associations,” said Director of Championships Chris Sebren. “To have the opportunity to come together as individuals and compete as regional teams in this inaugural All-American Games will be such a great experience for them. These select individuals will join some of the best athletes across the world who will be competing in Oklahoma City this year as we host the NCAA Women’s College World Series (WCWS) and the World Cup of Softball. What a great way for USA Softball to finish off our fast pitch season in Oklahoma City with the inaugural All-American Games.”

Information on regional tryout and selection processes will be available the first week of February.  For more information on the USA Softball All-American Games, please visit www.usasoftballallamericangames.com or send an email to AllAmericanGames@usasoftball.com.


 

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2017 USA Softball Women’s National Team Final Selections

2017 USA Softball Women’s National Team Final Selections

OKLAHOMA CITY — Following a four-day selection process, 20 athletes have been selected to represent the United States as a member of the 2017 USA Softball Women’s National Team (WNT), USA Softball has been announced. Selected by members of the Women’s National Team Selection Committee (WNTSC), these athletes will compete at the World Cup of Softball XII this July in Oklahoma City, Okla. and at a Pan American Games/World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) World Championship Qualifier.

“It is very obvious that the future talent pool of USA Softball players is very deep,” said Head Coach Ken Eriksen (Tampa, Fla./Head Coach at South Florida).  “The high level of play and skill assessment displayed at the 2017 National Team trials, not only by the former players but also by the first time trial attendees, was fantastic.”

“After coming off the 2016 WBSC World Championship Gold Medal success, it is important for our program to keep moving forward,” Eriksen continued.  “The ‘prize fight’ mentality of all the players came out in the competition with the roster spots filled by those that excelled through the trials with their skill sets, their productive play at this event, their productive play through past history, and lastly by character assessment.  These factors make up a winning unit.  We will continue to assess those that were here that did not make the team.  For those who made the roster, the evidence of how close it was should be a motivating factor to continue to strive to be better physically and mentally as we race towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.”

Representing the U.S. this summer will be 16 returning veterans from the 2016 roster which reclaimed the Gold Medal at the WBSC Women’s World Championship in Surrey, B.C., Canada after defeating Japan 7-3 in the Gold Medal Game.  Four rookies also join the squad, with three of those rookies having previously worn the Red, White and Blue either as a member of the USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team (JWNT) or USA Softball Women’s Elite Team.

Led by Head Coach Ken Eriksen, a full list of National Team events, including exhibition games, will be released at a later date.


Follow along all summer with all of the USA Softball National Teams at USASoftball.com.


 

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Twenty-four athletes have been selected to begin training for the 2017 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team

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Twenty-four athletes have been selected to begin training for the 2017 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team

Jan. 3, 2017

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Following a two-day selection process, 24 athletes have been selected to continue their training for a spot on the 2017 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team (JWNT), USA Softball announced today. Selected by members of the Women’s National Team Selection Committee (WNTSC), these athletes will compete in a training camp and exhibition games in Oklahoma City and at the World Cup of Softball XII.  Following the conclusion of the World Cup of Softball XII, the final 17-player roster for the 2017 USA Softball JWNT will be determined.  That roster will be competing at the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Junior Women’s World Championship, which will be held July 24-30 in Clearwater, Fla.

“I’m looking forward to seeing this team and how they develop,” said Head Coach Laura Berg (Corvallis, Ore./Head Coach at Oregon State).  “It’s going to be a fun and long process, but I am expecting great things to come out of this group.  We’re here to defend a Gold Medal, and anything less than that is not good enough.”


2017 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Training Team

Hannah Adams – San Jose, Calif. Infield (Florida)
Alexis Allan –  Roopville, Ga. Infield/Outfield (Michigan)
Holly Azevedo –  Hesperia Calif. Pitcher/Infield (UCLA)
Nicole Bates – Ceres, Calif. Infield (Washington)
Elissa Brown – Ecletic, Ala. Outfield (Alabama)
Julia Cottrill – Stillwater, Okla. Catcher (Florida)
Alissa Dalton – Okmulgee, Okla. Infield (Oklahoma)
Gabi Deters – Bowling Green, Mo. Catcher (Kentucky)
Amanda Doyle – Canyon Country, Calif. Infield (LSU)
Jessica Harper – Valencia, Calif. Infield (Arizona)
Mary Iakopo – Carson, Calif. Catcher (Oregon)
Giselle Juarez – Glendale, Ariz. Pitcher (Fresno State)
Bethaney Keen – Brandenton, Fla. Infield (South Florida)
Alexis Kilfoyl –  Land O’Lakes, Fla. Pitcher (Alabama)
Baylee Klingler – Alvin, Texas Infield (Texas A&M)
Natalie Lugo – West Covina, Calif. Pitcher (Florida)
Dejah Mulipola – Garden Grove, Calif. Catcher (Arizona)
Maddy Nickles – Merced, Calif. Infield/Pitcher (UCLA)
Briana Perez – Martinez, Calif. Infield/Outfield (UCLA)
Alyssa Rivera – Eagle Lake, Fla. Infield/Outfield (Auburn)
Kathryn Sandercock – McLean, Va. Pitcher (James Madison)
Sydney Sherrill – Moore, Okla. Infield (Florida State)
Taylon Snow – Chino Hills, Calif. Infield (Auburn) – Chino Hills, Calif. Infield (Auburn)
Kylee Tow – Madisonville, Ky. Outfield (Alabama)


In all, ten athletes will be competing with their NCAA Division I universities while 14 athletes will still be a part of their respective high schools prior to the 2017 season.  Also joining the roster are five athletes who participated at the USA Softball Junior Women’s Open Tryout held on December 30.

Led by Head Coach Laura Berg (Corvallis, Ore./Head Coach at Oregon State), Assistant Coaches for the 2017 USA Softball JWNT are Trisha Ford (Fremont, Calif./Head Coach at Arizona State), Kristie Fox (San Diego, Calif./Head Coach at UT- Arlington), and John Rittman (Valencia, Calif./Associate Head Coach at Kansas).

The 2017 USA Softball JWNT will look to defend the Gold after a record-breaking performance at the 2015 WBSC Junior Women’s World Championship in Oklahoma City, Okla.  In Oklahoma City, the JWNT went undefeated, finishing the tournament as the leaders in batting average (.425 team batting average) and runs scored (119) while limiting opponents to just six runs in a 10-0 performance.

For more information on the USA Softball JWNT, visit USASoftball.com.


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Additional softball athletes receive invitations to 2017 National Team Selection Camps

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Additional softball athletes receive invitations to 2017 National Team Selection Camps

Nov. 09, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball announced today an addition of athletes to the list of those who have received an invitation to the 2017 USA Softball Women’s National Team (WNT) and Junior Women’s National Team (JWNT) Selection Camps.  Slated to be held at Eddie C. Moore Softball Complex in Clearwater, Fla., the JWNT Selection Camp will be held December 31-January 1, 2017 while the WNT Selection Camp will be held January 1-5, 2017.  Additional athletes may be invited to the USA Softball WNT and JWNT Selection Camps at a later date.

Additional athletes to receive an invitation to the 2017 WNT Selection Camp:
Cortni Emanuel – Georgia – Outfield – Junior
Kylee Hanson – FAU – Pitcher – Senior
Griffin Joiner – Kentucky – Catcher – 2015
Megan Kleist – Oregon – Pitcher – Sophomore
Kalen McGill – South Florida – Pitcher – Junior
Paige Parker – Oklahoma – Pitcher – Junior
Nicole Pendley – Oklahoma – Outfield – Senior
DJ Sanders – Louisiana-Lafayette – Infield – Junior
Nikki Udria – Oregon – Infield – Senior
Karley Wester – Notre Dame – Outfield – Senior
Lea Wodach – Oklahoma – Catcher – Junior

Additional athletes to receive an invitation to the 2017 JWNT Selection Camp:
Ryleigh Buck (Wellington, KS)
Julia Cottrill (Andover, KS)
Gabi Deters (Bowling Green, MO)
Alexis Kilfoyl (Land O’ Lkes, FL)
CJ Landrum (Ft. Worth, TX)
Rebecca Osbron (Paris, TN)
Sydney Pennington (Sand Springs, OK)
Desiree Rhodes (West Covina, Calif.)
Danielle Romanello (St. Petersburg, FL)
Sydney Sherrill (Moore, OK)
Kaylee Tow (Madisonville, KY)

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).  For the WNT, athletes who make the 2017 USA Softball WNT roster will be competing at a Pan American Games/World Baseball Softball Confederation (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.  Click here to see the most up-to-date list of athletes who have accepted an invitation to attend the 2017 WNT Selection Camp.  For the JWNT, athletes who make the 2017 USA Softball JWNT roster will be competing at the 2017 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Junior Women’s World Championship, which will be held July 24-30 in Clearwater, Fla.  The complete 2017 schedule for the WNT and JWNT, including exhibition games, will be announced at a later date.  Click here to see the most up-to-date list of athletes who have accepted an invitation to attend the 2017 JWNT Selection Camp.

ASA/USA Softball will also hold an open tryout opportunity for players hoping to make the 2017 USA Softball JWNT.  Held December 30 at Eddie C. Moore Softball Complex in Clearwater, Fla., eligible athletes have from now through December 1 to sign up through USASoftball.com for the open tryout, which will involve a series of softball related skill drills for each position, hitting and bunting.  The top athletes from the open tryout will be selected to participate at the USA Softball JWNT Selection Camp along with the list of invited athletes.  At the last USA Softball JWNT open tryout in 2015, four athletes from the open tryout made the 2015 USA Softball JWNT roster.

For updates on the USA Softball WNT and JWNT 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/.


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Forty-three initial athletes invited to 2017 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp

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.

Click here to see the 43 athletes who have received an invitation to try out for the Women’s National Team

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.


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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/.


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