May 2, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Tennessee freshman catcher Annie Aldrete is one of four additional athletes to have accepted an invitation to the 2014 USA Softball Women's National Team Selection Camp to be held June 9-12 on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., as announced by the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball on Friday.
Tennessee will have five current or former Lady Vols at the tryouts next month in Aldrete, graduating seniors Ellen Renfroe and Madison Shipman and recent alums and returning USA National Team players Raven Chavanne and Lauren Gibson.
USA Softball previously released a list of 24 initial invites which included Renfroe, Shipman, Chavanne and Gibson back on Feb. 7. For the full list of invitees, CLICK HERE.
The additional invitees to the 2014 USA Softball Women's National Team Selection Camp are:
Annie Aldrete (Monterey, Calif./Tennessee freshman)
Chelsea Goodacre (Temecula, Calif./Arizona junior)
Sierra Romero (Murrieta, Calif./Michigan sophomore)
Hallie Wilson (Santa Ana, Calif./Arizona junior)
Athletes will vie for 17 spots on the 2014 USA Softball Women's World Championship team roster. The team will compete in six different events throughout United States, Canada, Italy and the Netherlands. Fans in the United States will get three opportunities to see Team USA with two exhibition stops, Morgantown, W.V on July 3 and Waldorf, Md. on July 29, as well as the World Cup of Softball IX in Irvine, Calif. July 7-13.
During the five-day selection process athletes will participate in position drills as well as simulated games and be evaluated by the Women's National Team Selection Committee (WNTSC). Following camp, athletes will begin a three-city tour of exhibition games in which they will be further evaluated.
|USA Softball Tryout Schedule|
|June 9-12||Selection Camp||Lynchburg, Va.|
|June 13||Exhibition Games||Lynchburg, Va.|
|June 17||Exhibition Games||Findlay, Ohio|
|June 22||Women's National Team Roster Announced|
Additional athletes may be invited to USA Softball Women's National Team selection camp at a later date.
Following the World Cup, Team USA will travel internationally to compete in the Canadian Open Fast Pitch International Championship July 14-21 in Surrey, B.C., Canada, Italian Softball Week August 6-10 in Azzano, Italy and the ISF Women's World Championship in Haarlem, Netherlands August 12-24 where they'll look to improve on a silver medal finish from the previous World Championship.
For updates on the USA Softball Women's National Team and events throughout the 2014 season visit www.USASoftball.com.