UW's Kristen Rivera Added To USA Softball National Team Camp List
May 2, 2002
SEATTLE - UW freshman standout Kristen Rivera (Perris, Calif.) is among 20 players who have been added to the list of invitees for the USA Softball world championship team camp, May 30-June 3 at the Arco Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.
Rivera joins current teammate, junior Jaime Clark (Tustin, Calif.), and former Husky standouts Kim DePaul (1997-2000) and Sara Pickering (1994-1997) for the five-day camp, which now includes 62 invitees. Rivera, a catcher, is currently hitting .374 with 33 runs, 58 RBI and a team-best 16 home runs in her first season at the UW.
The 20 additional players will join 42 other players who were selected in January and April to compete for spots on teams that will represent the U.S. in international competition this summer.
Two teams will be selected following the team camp in June. One will represent the USA at the U.S. Cup in Honolulu, HI, (July 4-7), the Canada Cup in Surrey, B.C., Canada (July 16-21) and the ISF Women's World Championship in Saskatoon, Canada (July 25-August 4).
The second team selected will be called the USA Softball Elite Team, and it will help prepare the World Championship team for international events by competing in scrimmages and exhibition games prior to these events. The Elite Team will also compete in the Canada Cup.
USA Softball 2002 Team Camp Invitees (* = Current collegiate players)
Player Hometown CollegeAlana Addison Gonzales, LA Louisiana-Lafayette*Leah O'Brien-Amico Chino, CA ArizonaToria Auelua Garden Grove, CA UCLA*Lauren Bauer Santa Ana, CA ArizonaSarah Beeson Tucson, AZ Stanford*Patti Benedict Lamont, FL MichiganLaura Berg Santa Fe Springs, CA Fresno StateCara Blumfield West Hills, CA Boston College*Kara Brun Glendale, AZ Arizona State*Crystl Bustos Canyon Country, CA Palm Beach CCMegan Ciolli Terre Haute, IN Notre Dame*Jaime Clark Tustin, CA Washington*Courtney Dale Fresno, CA UCLAKim DePaul Houston, TX WashingtonSheila Douty Diamond Bar, CA UCLALisa Fernandez Long Beach, CA UCLAJennie Finch LaMirada, CA Arizona*Jaime Foutch Edmond, OK Oklahoma StateAmanda Freed Cypress, CA UCLA*Lindsay Gardner Katy, TX Texas*Nicole Giordano Saugus, CA ArizonaKeira Goerl Moreno Valley, CA UCLA*Teri Klement-Goldberg Colorado Springs, CO Colorado StateLori Harrigan Las Vegas, NV UNLVDanielle Henderson Commack, NY MassachusettsMissy Hixon Scottsdale, AZ Arizona State*Lovieanne Jung Fountain Valley, CA Arizona*Lyndsey Klein Roseville, CA UCLAKelly Kretschman Indian Harbour Beach, FL AlabamaNina Lindenberg Anaheim Hills, CA Fresno StateAndrea Loman Riverside, CA Notre Dame*Monica Lucatero Santa Ana, CA Cal State Fullerton*Leneah Manuma San Diego, CA Arizona*Toni Mascarenas Garden Grove, CA ArizonaJessica Mendoza Camarillo, CA Stanford*Tairia Mims Tucson, AZ UCLA*Yasmin Mossadeghi Huntington Beach, CA Cal State Fullerton*Jarrah Myers Carbondale, KS Notre Dame*Nikki Myers St. Petersburg, FL Florida Atlantic*Stacey Nuveman LaVerne, CA UCLA*Gina Oaks Alta Loma, CA Cal State Fullerton*Catherine Osterman Houston, TX Texas*Trena Peel Aurora, CO LSU*Sara Pickering Corona, CA WashingtonKristen Rivera Perris, CA Washington*Debbie Schneider Hagerstown, MD Cal State FullertonCourtney Scott Clovis, CA California*Anna Smith Walnut, CA Ohio State*Michele Smith Califon, NJ Oklahoma StateBritni Sneed Houston, TX LSU*Jamie Southern Clovis, CA Fresno State*Brandi Stuart Cerritos, CA Florida State*Claire Sua Cooper City, FL UCLANichole Thompson Irvine, CA Arizona State*Tiffany Tolleson Winter Haven, FL North CarolinaJenny Topping Whittier, CA Cal State Fullerton*Wynter Turner San Pedro, CA Texas*Mackenzie Vandergeest Newbury Park, CA Arizona*Natasha Watley Irvine, CA UCLA*Kellie Wilkerson Jacksonville, FL Mississippi State*Christa Williams Houston, TX TexasPhelan Wright Los Alamitos, CA Arizona State*