Softball Canada Announces 2024 Women’s National Team

Softball Canada Announces 2024 Women’s National Team

18 June 2024 Cassidy Burton

Ottawa, Ont. - Softball Canada and the Women’s National Team coaching staff are pleased to announce the roster for the 2024 Canadian Women’s National Team. This elite group of twenty-one athletes is set to compete in the P5 Colorado event, hosted by Triple Crown Sports and College Sports Evaluation from June 26-28 in Fort Collins, Col. Following this, they will showcase their skills at the Canada Cup from July 1-7, in Surrey B.C.

The roster boasts a blend of seasoned and emerging talent, including six members from Canada’s 2020 Olympic softball team and thirteen athletes from the 2023 WBSC World Cup Group Stage, where their efforts secured Canada’s spot in the World Cup Finals.

The team also includes sixteen athletes who competed in last year's Canada Cup, while five new faces will make their debut for the Canadian Women’s National Team.

The coaching staff made their selections after holding two regional identification camps and one final selection camp.

The athletes who will represent Canada at the 2024 P5 Tournament and Canada Cup are:

Dawn  Bodrug Georgetown, Ont. 
Kristen  Boyd  Carbon, Atla. 
Larissa  Franklin Maple Ridge, B.C. 
Sara Groenewegen  Surrey, B.C.
Kelsey Harshman Delta, B.C.
Zoe Hicks Boissevain, Man.  
Kianna Jones Surrey, B.C.
Katie Korstrom  Abbotsford, B.C. 
Janet Leung Mississauga, Ont.
* Natasha *Limbani  Mississauga, Ont.
Brook Melnychuk  Saskatoon, Sask.
Grace Messmer Surrey, B.C.
Madelyn McKinnon  Surrey, B.C.
Callum Pilgrim  Abbotsford, B.C. 
Erika Polidori  Brantford, Ont. 
Morgan Rackel  Calgary, Atla.
Nicole Rivait  Oakville, Ont. 
Nicola Simpson Seattle, Wash.
Jana Want Stoney Creek, Ont. 
Natalie Wideman Mississauga, Ont.
CC Wong Port Coquitlam, B.C. 

BOLD = Members of the 2023 Canada Cup Roster 

* Denotes Alternate 


Coaching Staff 

Head Coach Kaleigh Rafter Guelph, Ont.  
Assistant Coach Chris Jones Oshawa, Ont. 
Assistant Coach Joey Lye Toronto, Ont.  
Assistance Coach Christian Conrad  Forth Worth, TX.
Athletic Trainer Natalie Ghobrial  Toronto, Ont.
Athletic Trainer Nikki Antonopoulos  Toronto, Ont.
Manager Angela Ballantyne  Ottawa, Ont. 


P5 Colorado Event Schedule 

June 26 Canada vs. TC Colorado  6:00pm MDT (8:00pm EDT) 
June 27 Canada vs. Louisville Lady Sluggers  6:00pm MDT (8:00pm EDT) 
June 28 Canada vs. Epic National 18u  4:00pm MDT (6:00pm EDT) 
June 28 Canada vs. TC Colorado   6:00pm MDT (8:00pm EDT) 


2024 Canada Cup Schedule 

June 29 Canada vs. Czechia  6:30pm PDT (9:30pm EDT)  
July 1 Canada vs. New Zealand  1:00pm PDT (4:00pm EDT) 
July1 Canada vs. Mexico  6:00pm PDT (9:00pm EDT) 
July 2 Canada vs. Philippines  6:00pm PDT (9:00pm EDT) 
July 3 Canada vs. Israel  6:30pm PDT (9:30pm EDT) 
July 4 Canada vs. Hong Kong, China  6:00pm PDT (9:00pm EDT) 
July 5-6 Playoff and Championship Games