OKLAHOMA CITY — USA Softball is proud to field a USA Softball U-17 Women’s National Team (WNT) that will compete at the U-17 Women’s Pan American Softball Championship, slated to be held October 11-19 in Barranquilla, Colombia. The 15-player roster will look to qualify for the 2020 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup (WSWC) and will be led by Head Coach Kyla Holas (Pasadena, Texas) and Assistant Coaches Becky Snow (Albany, N.Y.) and Ernie Yarbrough (Owasso, Okla.).
|Riley||Blampied||IF||Georgia Impact Premier - Lewis|
|Jocelyn||Erikson||C/IF||OC Batbusters Stith||Oklahoma|
|Maddie||Gallagher||IF||Tampa Mustangs Maguire||South Carolina|
|Claire||Ginder||IF||Windermere Wildfire - Paulson||Furman|
|Casey||Goguts||C||Birmingham Thunderbolts||Georgia Tech|
|Avery||Hodge||IF||Texas Bombers Gold||Oklahoma|
|Caitlynn||Neal||P/UT||AZ Desert Thunder||Nebraska|
|Haidyn||Sokoloski||UT||Texas Glory Naudin||Oklahoma State|
|Tieley||Vaughn||IF/OF||Rock Gold Waye||South Florida|
|Hallie||Wacaser||IF/OF||Beverly Bandits||Florida State|
|Kaci||West||P/OF||Diamond Sports Hotshots Premier||Baylor|
“I am thrilled to assist these talented athletes in representing USA in Colombia,” said Holas. “Competing internationally and representing your country is what every athlete and coach aspires to. I would like to thank USA Softball for this opportunity and look forward to October. My goal is for them to learn each other’s strengths as quickly as possible and play the game as passionately as possible to best represent the name on the front. Go USA!”
Athletes selected to the team are part of the USA Softball athlete pool, having attended previous softball camps and clinics, interscholastic softball competitions and events, club or league softball events, submitted video, and/or attended events coordinated by USA Softball.
The schedule for the U-17 Women’s Pan American Softball Championship will be announced at a later date.
Follow along with the USA Softball National Team Programs at USASoftball.com.
About USA Softball
USA Softball (USAS) 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 & Paralympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USAS sanctions competition through a network of Local Associations, which includes all 50 states and select metro associations. USAS 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. USAS annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships. The USAS 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, USAS 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 USAS, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit, www.USASoftball.com.