Aug. 23, 2006
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The Tennessee Lady Vol softball squad is well represented among the list of announced invitees to two upcoming USA Softball selection camps. UT seniors Monica Abbott and Lindsay Schutzler are two of 28 participants chosen for the 2007 USA Softball National Team selection camp to be held September 18-22. Incoming UT freshman Tiffany Huff has drawn one of 34 choices for the Junior Women's National Team selection event (Sept. 15-18). Both camps will be held at the U.S. National Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.
Once selected the Junior National squad will compete in November at the Pan Am Qualifier in order to qualify for the International Softball Federation (ISF) Junior Women's World Championships to be held in 2007. The Senior National Training Team will represent the U.S. at the 2006 Japan Cup in November.
Abbott and Schutzler have each enjoyed tremendous success during the summer of 2006 within the USA Softball program. As a member of the prestigious U.S. National Team, Abbott helped guide the Americans to the World Cup of Softball II title at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Okla. The Salinas, Calif., native will be in action this upcoming weekend for the U.S. Senior squad in Beijing, China, at the XI ISF Women's World Championships from August 27-September 5. The Red, White & Blue will be playing for their sixth consecutive gold medal at the event. Schutzler teamed with former Lady Vol and current member of the Philadelphia Force (National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) League), Sarah Fekete, to help the World University Games squad defend its gold medal at the 2nd World University Softball Championship in T'ai-nan City, Taiwan.
Incoming UT freshman Huff has also been busy this summer by recently helping guide her OC Batbusters 18-U Gold squad to a perfect 7-0 record and its fifth Gold national championship.
Check into utladyvols.com for game recaps and statistics when available from Tennessee's participation with the various USA Softball programs.
The 28 participants invited to the Women's National Team selection camp scheduled for September 18-22 in Chula Vista, Calif., are *Monica Abbott (Salinas, Calif., Tennessee); Callista Balko (Salinas, Calif., Arizona), Laura Berg (Santa Fe Springs, Calif., Fresno State); Tina Boutelle (Katy, Texas, Texas), Crystl Bustos (Canyon Country, Calif., West Palm Beach C.C.); Christina Clark (Santa Ana, Calif., Fresno State); Andrea Duran (Selma, Calif., UCLA); Lisa Fernandez (Long Beach, Calif., UCLA); Jennie Finch (La Mirada, Calif., Arizona); Tairia Flowers (Tucson, Ariz., UCLA); Kristie Fox (San Diego, Calif., Arizona); Amanda Freed (Cypress, Calif., UCLA); Vicky Galindo (Union City, Calif., California-Berkeley); Alicia Hollowell (Suisun, Calif., Arizona); Lovie Jung (Fountain Valley, Calif., Arizona); Kelly Kretschman (Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., Alabama); Lauren Lappin (Anaheim, Calif., Stanford); *Caitlin Lowe (Tustin, Calif., Arizona); Jessica Mendoza (Camarillo, Calif., Stanford); Jessica Merchant (Wayland, Mich., Michigan); Stacey Nuveman (La Verne, Calif., UCLA); Cat Osterman (Houston, Texas, Texas); Jennie Ritter (Dexter, Mich., Michigan); *Lindsay Schutzler (Monterey, Calif., Tennessee); Jamie Southern (Clovis, Calif., Fresno State); Jenny Topping (Whittier, Calif., Cal State Fullerton);; Natasha Watley (Irvine, Calif., UCLA) and Kristen Zaleski (Temple, Texas, Texas State University). (*Player's with college eligibility)
Mike Candrea (head coach at University of Arizona) will lead the selection camp and will be assisted by John Rittman (head coach at Stanford University), Karen Johns (head coach University of Virginia), Barbara Jordan (head coach at Cal-State Northridge), Suzy Brazney (head coach at Golden West College), Stacy Iveson (head coach at Pima College) and Teresa Wilson (head coach at Texas Tech University).
A total of 34 athletes have been invited to compete in the Junior Women's National Team selection camp scheduled for September 15-18 in Chula Vista, Calif.. The invitees for the Junior Women's National Team selection camp are: Sarah Akamine (Escondido, Calif.); K'Lee Arredondo (Tempe, Ariz.); Whitney Baker (Battle Ground, Wash.); Gabriele Bridges (Lafitte, La.); Ashley Brignac (River Ridge, La.); Stephanie Brombacher (Pembroke Pines, Fla.); Neena Bryant (Placentia, Calif.); Stacie Chambers (Glendale, Ariz.); Gionna DiSalvatore (Palm Harbor, Fla.); Krista Donnenwirth (Mission Viejo, Calif.); Megan Elliott (Prince Fredrick, MD); Brittany Ensminger (Mesa, Ariz.); Kenzie Fowler (Tucson, Ariz.); Desiree Giordano (W. Caldwell, N.J.); Mary Haber (Newark, Calif.); Ashley Hansen (Chandler, Ariz.); Monica Harrison (Garden Grove, Calif.); Cathleen W. Hosfield (Murfreesboro, Tenn.); Tiffany Huff (Saugus, Calif.); Victoria Kemp(Saugus, Calif.); Donna Kerr (San Diego, Calif.); Megan Langenfield (Bakersfield, Calif.); Danielle Lastrapes (Laguna Niguel, Calif.); Bianca Marissa Mejia (Sylmar, Calif.); Rosemary Neill (Laguna Hills, Calif.); Kimi Pohlman (Sammamish, Wash.); Roya St. Clair (Livonia, Mich.); Lauren Schutzler (Monterey, Calif.); Katie Schroeder (Yorba Linda, Calif.); Dorian Shaw (Burke, Va.); Lindsey Sisk (Murrieta, Calif.); Maggie Viefhaus (Pacific, Miss.) and Megan Wiggins (Snellville, Ga.).
Candrea will again lead the selection camp and will be assisted by Jay Miller (head coach at Mississippi State), Cheri Kempf (Owner of Club K), Brazney, Jordan, Mark Lumley (assistant coach at Baylor University) and Brian Kolze (head coach at Pacific University).