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National Team hopefuls have arrived in Clearwater, Florida for the 2019 USA Softball National Team Selection Trials which start today, December 29, and run through January 6, 2019.
Held at Fields 1-4 at the Eddie C. Moore Softball Complex, athletes will aim for a spot on the Junior Women's National Team (JWNT), Women's National Team (WNT) and Men’s National Team (MNT) rosters.
Attendees will participate in a selection process as well as simulated games and will be evaluated by the Men’s National Team Selection Committee (MNTSC) and the Women’s National Team Selection Committee (WNTSC).
The action kicked off Friday morning as over 100 athletes from around the U.S. participated in an open tryout for the 2019 USA Softball JWNT.
Athletes participated in position drills, running and hitting while being evaluated by members of the WNTSC.
Leading the open tryout were coaches within the USA Softball WNT Coaching Pool, which included 2019 JWNT Head Coach Heather Tarr, the Head Coach at the Univ. of Washington.
The top athletes from the open tryout received an invitation to participate at the USA Softball JWNT Selection Trials.
Athletes Who Advanced From the Open Tryout
- IF/P Abigail Annett (2020, uncommitted from Lee, Fla.)
- IF/IT Brianna Aranzeta (2019, Texas Tech from League City, Texas)
- OF Mia Buffano (2019, Florida from Palm Harbour, Fla.)
- C Vivian “Cali” Decker (2021, Florida from Lake Mary, Fla.)
- P Kaylyn Dismukes (2019, Auburn from Holtville, Ala.)
- MIF Bailey Dowling (2020, Alabama from St. Joseph, Ill.)
- UT Michaela Edenfield (2020, uncommitted from Sneads, Fla.)
- MIF Silent Rain Espinoza (2018, Washington from San Diego, Calif.)
- OF Kelli Godin (2018, UCLA from Seal Beach, Calif.)
- P/IF Jacie Hambrick (2020, Grand Canyon from Dewey, Ariz.)
- IF Francesca Hammoude (2018, Oregon State from Oakland, Calif.)
- OF/C Madison Huskey (2018, Washington from Cerritos, Calif.)
- P Brooke Nelson (2019, Washington from Bonney Lake, Wash.)
- MIF Savanah Whatley (2020, Utah from Oakley, Calif.)
Athletes selected from the open tryout will join the athletes who received an invitation to attend the JWNT Selection Trials, which will be held December 29-January 1, 2019 and include the following:
Players Invited to USA Softball Junior Women's National Team Tryout:
|First||Last||Pos||Club Team||Grad Year - HS/College||Hometown||College|
|Jadelyn||Allchin||OF||OC Batbusters - Stith||Senior - Huntington Beach HS||Huntington Beach, CA||Washington|
|Raigan||Barrett||SS/3B||Georgia Impact - Lewis||Junior - Rogers HS||Puyallup, WA||Washington|
|Riley||Blampied||MIF||Georgia Impact - Lewis||Junior - Crisp County HS||Cordele, GA||Alabama|
|Lauren||Bobowski||IF/UT||Michigan Finesse||Senior - Dakota HS||Macomb, MI||Harvard|
|Ciara||Briggs||OF||So Cal A's - Richardson||Senior - Orange Lutheran HS||Orange, CA||LSU|
|Jayda||Coleman||MIF/OF||Texas Glory||Junior - The Colony HS||The Colony, TX||Oklahoma|
|Julia||Cottrill||C||Georgia Impact - Lewis||Senior - Stillwater HS||Stillwater, OK||Florida|
|Gabi||Deters||C||St. Louis Chaos||Senior - Bowling Green HS||Bowling Green, KY||Kentucky|
|Charla||Echols||3B||Georgia Impact - Lewis||Freshman - Michigan State||Newnan, GA||Michigan State|
|Megan||Faraimo||P/1B||Corona Angels||Freshman - UCLA||San Diego, CA||UCLA|
|Montana||Fouts||P||Beverly Bandits||Freshman - Alabama||Grayson, KY||Alabama|
|Alyssa||Garcia||C/IF||Firecrackers - Rico||Senior - Mater Dei HS||Chula Vista, CA||UCLA|
|Lexi||Kilfoyl||P||East Cobb Bullets - Schnute||Senior - Academy at the Lakes||Land O'Lakes, FL||Alabama|
|Kassidy||Krupit||IF/UT||East Cobb Bullets - Schnute||Freshman - Baylor||Suwanee, GA||Baylor|
|Kelley||Lynch||P||Georgia Impact - Lewis||Senior - East Coweta HS||Sharpsburg, GA||Auburn|
|Maddie||Penta||P||PA Chaos||Junior - Bohemia Manor HS||Chesapeake City, MD||Auburn|
|Taylor||Pleasants||IF/UT||Scrap Yard Internationals||Senior - Dobie HS||Houston, TX||LSU|
|Jazmyn||Rollin||3B||Explosion - Denio||Freshman - Missouri||Salt Lake City, UT||Missouri|
|Kathryn||Sandercock||P||Virginia Glory||Freshman - Florida State||McLean, VA||Florida State|
|Jasmine||Sievers||SS/OF||California Cruisers||Freshman - Oregon||Mission Viejo, CA||Oregon|
|Meghan||Sheehan||IF/OF||Rock Gold||Senior - John Carroll HS||Forest Hill, MD||South Florida|
|Macy||Simmons||C||Firecrackers - Rico||Senior - Hamilton HS||Chandler, AZ||Arizona State|
|Sydney||Supple||P/IF||Beverly Bandits||Senior - Oshkosh North HS||Oshkosh, WI||Northwestern|
|Payton||Tidd||P||Athletics - Mercado||Freshman - Notre Dame||San Marcos, CA||Notre Dame|
|Rylee||Trlicek||P||OC Batbusters - Stith||Senior - Hallettsville HS||Hallettsville, TX||Florida|
|Callie||Turner||P||East Cobb Bullets - Schnute||Junior - Land O'Lakes HS||Land O'Lakes, FL||Tennessee|
|Anna||Vines||MIF||Firecrackers - Rico||Freshman - UCLA||Temecula, CA||UCLA|
|Lexi||Voss||OF/UT||Beverly Bandits||Senior - Marist HS||Chicago, IL||Michigan|
|Skylar||Wallace||SS||Georgia Impact - Lewis||Freshman - Alabama||Woodstock, GA||Alabama|
Following the conclusion of Selection Trials, athletes will be selected to the Junior Women’s National Team Training roster that will compete in the USA Softball International Cup and select tour stops and international events before the final 17-player roster for the WBSC Junior Women’s World Championship will be determined.
Held in Irvine, Calif., the U.S. will look to capture a third-consecutive Gold Medal, having claimed the previous two Junior Women’s World Championship titles in dominating fashion.
The Women's National Tryouts will be held January 2-6 and include 43 athletes who have been invited to vie for a spot on the 2019 roster (click HERE to see the list) that will compete in the USA Softball International Cup and various international events before the roster is trimmed to 15 athletes for the 2019 Pan American Games.
Held in Lima, Peru, the WNT will look to recapture the Pan American Games Gold Medal after falling to Canada at the 2015 Toronto Pan American Games.
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.