2020 Women's National Team Athlete Pool

2020 Women's National Team Athlete Pool

19 November 2019 Gilles LeBlanc

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Ottawa, Ont. – Softball Canada is pleased to announce the twenty-one (21) athletes who have been named to the Women’s National Team Athlete Pool for the 2020 season. These athletes are currently training full time and will compete at various events leading up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games. The full competition schedule will be announced at a later.
“It is nice to have the Olympic qualification behind us and to be able to shift our focus to prepare for the Olympic Games” stated Mark Smith, Softball Canada’s High Performance Director and Head Coach of the Women’s National Team program. “A lot of hard work went into preparing for the 2019 season, however the next eight months will define how we will be remembered in Canadian softball history.”
Team Canada had a very successful 2019 season, winning the Gold medal at the Canada Cup, the Silver medal at the Pan American Games and earning an Olympic berth at the WBSC Americas Softball Qualifier.
The athletes who have been named to the 2020 Women’s National Team Athlete Pool are:

Lauren Bay Regula Trail, B.C.
Jenna Caira Toronto, Ont.
Emma Entzminger Victoria, B.C.
Larissa Franklin Maple Ridge, B.C.
Jennifer Gilbert Saskatoon, Sask.
Sara Groenewegen Surrey, B.C.
Victoria Hayward Toronto, Ont.
Morgan Howe Poway, Calif.
Karissa Hovinga Edmonton, Alta.
Kelsey Jenkins Delta, B.C.
Danielle Lawrie Langley, B.C.
Janet Leung Mississauga, Ont.
Joey Lye Toronto, Ont.
Callum Pilgrim Abbotsford, B.C.
Erika Polidori Brantford, Ont.
Morgan Rackel Calgary, Alta.
Kaleigh Rafter Guelph, Ont.
Victoria Rumph Drayton, Ont.
Jennifer Salling Port Coquitlam, B.C.
Holly Speers Surrey, B.C.
Natalie Wideman Mississauga, Ont.

As per the Women’s National Team Selection Criteria, athletes named to the Women’s National Team Athlete Pool are eligible to be invited to Women’s National Team training, development and selection camps and international events. Athletes may be added or removed from the National Team Athlete Pool at any time at the coaching staff’s discretion.