Lawrie Named To Canada's Senior Women's National Team

April 21, 2006

OTTAWA, Ontario-- Washington freshman Danielle Lawrie has been named to the 17-member Canadian Senior Women's Team. The team will participate in the Ontario Pro Tour, the Canada Cup, the US Cup and will culminate with the 2006 International Softball Federation World Championships to be held Aug. 27-Sept. 5 in Beijing, China, a qualifier for the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Lawrie leads the UW pitching staff with a 17-8 record and 1.41 earned run average. She has 241 strikeouts, which ranks fifth on the Washington singe-season list. Lawrie has thrown six shutouts and has thrown 19 complete games in 21 starts. She has a 0.18 ERA in Pac-10 play and has given up just one earned run in six appearances over 39 innings.

'I am please to announce the members of the Canadian Senior Women's National Team,' said head coach Lori Sippel. 'These women will represent Canada throughout a summer tour which will ultimately lead to the ISF World Championships (Olympic Qualifier) in Beijing, CHN. There is no doubt in my mind that earning and deserving the right to stand upon the podium in Beijing is utmost in every player's and coach's mind. These athletes have earned the right to wear 'Canada' across their chest. I am pleased by their efforts to this point and am excited to begin the team journey when the summer tour begins. '

The team will play together for the first time as Canada's National Team in a mini pro tour in southern Ontario versus the New England Riptide in a series of exhibition games from June 17th to June 25th, 2006.

The athletes who have been chosen to represent Canada at the World Championships are:

Lauren Bay Trail, BC
Alison Bradley Pinkerton, ON
Erin Cumpstone Saskatoon, SK
Cindy Eadie Brantford, ON
Tamra Howren Surrey, BC
Danielle Lawrie Langley, BC
Sheena Lawrick Calgary, AB
Angela Lichty Guelph, ON
Robin Mackin Newmarket, ON
Kristy Odamura Richmond, BC
Noemie Marin Acton-Vale, QC
Rachel Schill Kitchener, ON
Katie Hnatyk London, ON
Melanie Mathews Surrey, BC
Jennifer Sailling Vancouver, BC
Kaila Holtz Vancouver, BC
Erin Mclean Whitby, ON

Head Coach Lori Sippel
Assistant Coach Lonni Alamada