USA Softball Travels to ISF World Championships

Oct. 2, 2003

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The 2003 USA Softball Junior Women's World Championship team will begin action at the VII ISF World Championship October 12-20 in Nanjing, China. Jackie Rinehart, who signed with Stanford on Nov. 14, 2002, will join the USA Junior squad as they head to China.

Rinehart, a 5-11outfielder/infielder from Reno, Nev., was a 2002 ASA All-American. She earned All-State honors in 2000 and 2001 and is a Nevada All-Academic selection Rinehart played for the California Cruisers Club Team.

This will mark the first time that China has ever hosted a world softball championship. Opening ceremonies will kick off Sunday, Oct. 12 beginning at 11 a.m. followed by the first of 42 total games that will take place in round-robin play concluding with a playoffs series. The Jr. Women's World Championship is a 19-under competition played once every four years.

The players selected for 2003 Junior Women's National Team are:

Monica Abbott (Salinas, CA)
Caitlin Benyi (Saxon, CA)
Christina Clark (Santa Ana, CA)
Megan Denny (Crowley, TX)
Norrelle Dickson (Orange, CA)
Lisa Dodd (San Diego, CA)
Andrea Duran (Selma, CA)
Kristi Fox (San Diego, CA)
Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, FL)
Holly Krzan (West Richland, WA)
Lauren Lappin (Anaheim, CA)
Jodi Legaspi (Garden Grove, CA)
Caitlin Lowe (Tustin, CA)
Brianne McGowan (Reno, NV)
Jackie Rinehart (Reno, NV)
Desiree Williams (Tucson, AZ)
Emily Zaplatosch (Scottsdale, AZ)

The coaches selected to lead this team are head coach Pam Newton (Rialto, CA), assistant coach Chuck D'Arcy (Sacramento, CA) and assistant coach Mike Gonzalez (Mission Viejo, CA).

courtesy of USA Softball

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