Softball Canada Announces 2024 U18 Women’s Pan American Championship Roster

Softball Canada Announces 2024 U18 Women’s Pan American Championship Roster

26 February 2024 Cassidy Burton

Ottawa, Ont. - Softball Canada is pleased to announce the list of athletes who have been named to the Canadian U18 Women’s National Team that will compete in the 2024 WBSC Americas Pan American Championship from March 30 – April 6 in Montería, Colombia.

Invitational identification camps were conducted in February 2024, drawing upon past open identification camps and scouting efforts at major tournaments throughout the previous year, including the 2023 Canadian Championships. The athletes have been selected by head coach Keith Mackintosh (Melfort, Sask.) and assistant coaches Melissa Basilio (Oshawa, Ont.) and Trevor Ethier (Saskatoon, Sask.).

“It is with great pride that Softball Canada announces the group of athletes selected for the WBSC Americas U18 Women’s Pan American Championship. It is always an honour to represent Canada and we look forward to showcasing our talent in Montería, Colombia”. - Head Coach Keith Mackintosh

Eleven nations are set to compete in the upcoming Pan American Championship, grouped into two divisions for the preliminary round. Team Canada finds itself in Group B, alongside Brazil, Cuba, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. Group A features, Argentina, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Peru. The top three teams will advance to the Super Round, with the top five teams at the end of the event securing spots in the 2024 WBSC U18 Women’s Softball World Cup Group Stage.

The World Cup Group Stages have been awarded to Sao Paolo, Brazil (Group A – July 23-27), Pingtan, China (Group B – August 14-18) and Dallas, USA (Group C – August 29 to September 2).

The athletes who will represent Canada at the Pan American Championship are:

Chloe  Bethune Lindell Beach, B.C.
CeCe  Brown Maple Ridge, B.C.
Chantal  Carriere Brampton, Ont.
Alexia Chevrier St-Lazare, Que. 
Caitlin Colley Stouffville, Ont.
Rayelle Cooley Oxbow, Sask.
Emma Frisky Martensville, Sask.
Madeline Hallman St. George, Ont. 
Tegan Harnett Maple Ridge, B.C.
Lauren Lugtigheid Langley, B.C.
Danika Nell Boissevain, Man.
Morgan Reimer Langley, B.C.
Taitumn Reynen Langford, B.C.
Rylee Ruppel Maple Ridge, B.C.
Katherine Thiessen Lloydminster, Alta
Jana Want Stoney Creek, Ont.


Head Coach Keith Mackintosh Melfort, Sask.
Assistant Coach Melissa Basilio Oshawa, Ont.
Assistant Coach Trevor Ethier Saskatoon, Sask.
Athletic Trainer Nikki Antonopoulos Toronto, Ont. 
Manager Angela Ballantyne  Ottawa, Ont.

For further information please contact:

Cassidy Burton – Manager – Marketing and Communications