- Name Callum Pilgrim
- Hometown Abbotsford, B.C.
- Date of Birth May 16, 1997
- Primary Position Outfield
- Secondary Position Outfield
- Bats Right
- Throws Right
Callum Pilgrim has been competing as part of Team Canada since 2015 when she was on the Junior Women's National Team for the 2015 Junior Women’s Softball World Championship in Oklahoma City. The Abbotsford, B.C. native played as part of the Canada Elite Team at the 2017 and 2018 Canada Cup International Softball Championship, and debuted with the Women's National Team as part of Team Canada at the 2019 Canada Cup. She also got a taste of softball at the professional level with the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) League in 2019, appearing in 7 games.
Pilgrim graduated from Lindsey Wilson College in 2019, earning her degree in Physical Education & Health. With the Blue Raiders, she had a career .384 batting average and a .452 on-base percentage with 60 doubles, 6 triples and 25 home runs in four seasons. Her 82 hits as a freshman in 2015-16 was the second most in school history.
What Minor Softball Association did you grow up playing in? Fraser Valley Fusion 97
What’s your favourite food? Peanut Butter
What’s your favourite book? Hunger Games series
What’s the best movie you’ve ever watched? Pitch Perfect
What’s your pre-game ritual? I am not very superstitious, but I try to keep it loose and have fun before the game. I like to play hacky sack with my teammates (even though I’m not very good). I also like to stand in for the pitchers who are warming up, to prepare me for my at-bats, and help the pitchers get locked in for the game.
What’s your favourite place that softball has taken you, and why? My favourite place that softball has taken me is Oklahoma City for the World Junior Championships in 2015. That was the first time I had the opportunity to wear the maple leaf across my chest, a feeling I will never forget.
What are your future aspirations? Post-softball, I aspire to be a high school physical education teacher. Through coaching, I want to give back to the softball community that has made such a positive impact on my life.
If you could spend an hour with anyone in the world, living or dead, who would it be? Tom Brady.