Clearwater, Florida is the place to be this week for what’s happening in softball as the USA Softball Jr. Women’s National Team (JWNT) continues tryouts today and will wrap-up on Tuesday.
Fittingly, the event will conclude on New Year’s Day as it will mark the beginning of a big 2019 for the those who will make the JWNT and compete at the USA Softball International Cup, then the final 17 who will compete in the and WBSC Junior Women’s World Championship in Irvine, California from August 11-17, 2019.
The selection trial list is at 42 as of today as the participating athletes are competing at the Eddie C. Moore Sports Complex.
Here’s more on the tryout in a video produced by USA Softball featuring Heather Tarr, the Washington head coach, who will coach the Jr. National Team:
🎥 I @CoachTarr breaks down Selection Trials where 42 athletes are competing for a spot on the 2019 #USASoftball Junior Women's National Team 🇺🇸 this week! » https://t.co/t2yjAqKhha pic.twitter.com/Pe2ScMehZg
🎥 I @CoachTarr breaks down Selection Trials where 42 athletes are competing for a spot on the 2019 #USASoftball Junior Women's National Team 🇺🇸 this week! » https://t.co/t2yjAqKhha pic.twitter.com/Pe2ScMehZg— USA Softball (@USASoftball) December 30, 2018
Below is the list of those who are vying for a spot on the JWNT training team roster, but first some notes on the group overall:
* The age range for the plays goes from college freshmen (14) down to one from the high school sophomore (2021) class in Vivian Decker, a Florida commit from Lake Mary, Florida.
* The Univ. of Washington has the most players represented, either college freshman or signed/committed, with 6. Alabama has 5, Florida 4, UCLA 3 and LSU 2. There are 19 universities with one player each including the last two WCWS national champions, Florida State and Oklahoma.
* California leads with the most states represented with 11 followed by Florida with 6, Georgia with 5, Texas with 4, Arizona with 3 and Illinois, Kentucky and Washington with 2 each.
* The PGF 18U Premier National Champion Georgia Impact-Lewis program has produced an amazing eight players who are in Clearwater right now including 2019 Extra Inning Softball’s #1 ranked player in the Extra Elite 100, Kelley Lynch who has signed with Washington. The others are Skylar Wallace (Alabama freshman), Charla Echols (Michigan State freshman), Riley Blampied (Alabama verbal), Julia Cottrill (Florida commit) Cali Decker (Florida verbal), Bailey Dowling (Alabama commit) and Raigan Barrett (Washington verbal)
* Check in for more information soon as we’ll have updates including who looked good in on-field drills and games!
2019 Junior Women's National Team Selection Trials Invitees
|Trials Jersey #||First Name||Last Name||Hometown||HS/College||College|
|1||Jadelyn||Allchin||Huntington Beach, CA||2020 - Huntington Beach HS||Washington|
|32||Abi||Annett||Lee, FL||2020 - Madison HS||N/A|
|46||Brianna||Aranzeta||League City, TX||2019 - Clear Creek HS||Texas Tech|
|2||Raigan||Barrett||Puyallup, WA||2020 - Rogers HS||Washington|
|14||Riley||Blampied||Cordele, GA||2020 - Crisp County HS||Alabama|
|15||Lauren||Bobowski||Macomb, MI||2019 - Dakota HS||Harvard|
|3||Ciara||Briggs||Orange, CA||2019 - Orange Lutheran HS||LSU|
|34||Mia||Buffano||Palm Harbour, FL||2019 - Palm Harbour HS||Florida|
|16||Jayda||Coleman||The Colony, TX||2020 - The Colony HS||Oklahoma|
|36||Julia||Cottrill||Stillwater, OK||2019 - Stillwater HS||Florida|
|47||Vivian ("Cali")||Decker||Lake Mary, FL||2021 - Lake Mary HS||Florida|
|17||Gabi||Deters||Bowling Green, KY||2019 - Bowling Green HS||Kentucky|
|51||Kaylyn||Dismukes||Holtville, AL||2019 - Holtville HS||Auburn|
|31||Bailey||Dowling||St. Joseph, IL||2020 - St. Joseph HS||Alabama|
|37||Charla||Echols||Newnan, GA||Freshman - Michigan State||Michigan State|
|35||Michaela||Edenfield||Sneads, FL||2020 - Sneads HS||N/A|
|28||SilentRain||Espinoza||San Diego, CA||Freshman - Washington||Washington|
|50||Megan||Faraimo||San Diego, CA||Freshman - UCLA||UCLA|
|38||Montana||Fouts||Grayson, KY||Freshman - Alabama||Alabama|
|39||Alyssa||Garcia||Chula Vista, CA||2019 - Mater Dei HS||UCLA|
|33||Kelli||Godin||Seal Beach, CA||Freshman - UCLA||UCLA|
|30||Jacie||Hambrick||Dewey, AZ||2020 - Bradshaw Mountain HS||Grand Canyon|
|45||Francesca||Hammoude||Oakland, CA||Freshman - Oregon State||Oregon State|
|7||Madison||Huskey||Cerritos, CA||Freshman - Washington||Washington|
|40||Lexi||Kilfoyl||Land O'Lakes, FL||2019 - Academy at the Lakes||Alabama|
|18||Kassidy||Krupit||Suwanee, GA||Freshman - Baylor||Baylor|
|41||Kelley||Lynch||Sharpsburg, GA||2019 - East Coweta HS||Washington|
|29||Brooke||Nelson||Bonney Lake, WA||2019 - Bonney Lake HS||Washington|
|42||Taylor||Pleasants||Houston, TX||2019 - Dobie HS||LSU|
|43||Jazmyn||Rollin||Salt Lake City, UT||Freshman - Missouri||Missouri|
|20||Kathryn||Sandercock||McLean, VA||Freshman - Florida State||Florida State|
|4||Meghan||Sheehan||Forest Hill, MD||Freshman - South Florida||South Florida|
|21||Jasmine||Sievers||Mission Viejo, CA||Freshman - Oregon||Oregon|
|22||Macy||Simmons||Chandler, AZ||2019 - Hamilton HS||Arizona State|
|23||Sydney||Supple||Oshkosh, WI||2019 - Osh Kosh North HS||Northwestern|
|24||Payton||Tidd||San Marcos, CA||Freshman - Notre Dame||Notre Dame|
|25||Rylee||Trlicek||Hallettsville, TX||2019 - Hallettsville HS||Florida|
|5||Callie||Turner||Land O'Lakes, FL||2019 - Land O'Lakes HS||Tennessee|
|26||Lexi||Voss||Chicago, IL||2019 - Marist HS||Michigan|
|27||Skylar||Wallace||Woodstock, GA||Freshman - Alabama||Alabama|
|52||Kristiana||Watson||Tucson, AZ||2020 - Amphitheater HS||N/A|
|8||Savanah||Whatley||Oakley, CA||2020 - Archbishop Mitty HS||Utah|