Why Erika Piancastelli Is Loving Her Softball Experience In Italy

Softball can take us all over the world to compete and meet amazing people within the community. For McNeese State/Italy catcher Erika Piancastelli, she explains why her love for the game continues to grow and what her experience has been like competing internationally at the European Championship in Bollate, Italy.


Playing for the Italian national team has been a dream come true for me since I was a little girl. This European Championship is an amazing opportunity to grow and play at the highest level. Playing against all these different teams and meeting women from all over Europe is amazing.

Each one of us has a different story and a different way we play the game and being able to learn from each other and compete for the same goal is amazing to me.


Each team has the same goal right now, and that's to make it to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. This European Championship is a stepping stone for each team to grow and become the best it can be heading into 2020.

Being on this team and wearing this jersey puts the biggest smile on my face and really makes me love the game more and more. I feel I have grown as a player and as a person by being on this team and by getting the opportunity to be apart of this journey. I hope every little girl out there gets the opportunity to experience this feeling and this love for the game that I am experiencing right now, because I promise you there's nothing like it!

I cant wait to see where our journey takes us this year! 

Forza Italia!
Erika Piancastelli

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