Charters Invited To USA National Team Selection Camp

April 10, 2009

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Washington senior infielder and two-time All-American Ashley Charters is one of 27 athletes who have accepted invitations to the 2009 USA Softball Women's National Team Selection Camp in Chula Vista, Calif., June 8-12, the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA) announced today.

Charters, who currently leads the Huskies and is second in the Pac-10 and eighth nationally with a .462 average, will join the likes of 2008 Olympians Monica Abbott, Jennie Finch, Natasha Watley and Cat Osterman along with current collegiate superstars such as Florida's Stacey Nelson, Arizona State's Kaitlin Cochran and Arizona's Stacie Chambers.

Should Charters make the final cut for Team USA she would join several former Huskies in wearing the Red, White & Blue. Three-time All-American Jaime Clark played for Team USA for three years and was an alternate on the 2004 Gold Medal winning team while Jenny Topping won a gold medal with the team in Athens in 2004.

On the schedule for the USA Softball Women's National team program are several International events including the World Cup of Softball presented by KFC in Oklahoma City, Okla., July 16-20. The World Cup will feature the top four finishers from the 2008 Olympic Games including a Gold medal game rematch between Japan and the United States.

The 2009 Selection Camp attendees include:

Monica Abbott - Salinas, Calif.
K'Lee Arredondo - Tempe, Ariz.
Brandice Balschmiter - Newark, N.Y.
Chelsea Bramlett - Cordova, Tenn.
Ashley Brignac - River Ridge, La.
Katie Burkhart - San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Courtney Bures - Haymarket, Va.
Stacie Chambers - Glendale, Ariz.
Ashley Charters - Beaverton, Ore.
Kaitlin Cochran - Yorba Linda, Calif.
Andrea Duran - Selma, Calif.
Jennie Finch - La Mirada, Calif.
Vicky Galindo - Union City, Calif.
Alissa Haber - Newark, Calif.
Ashley Hansen - Chandler, Ariz.
Tiffany Huff - Saugus, Calif.
Lauren Lappin - Anaheim, Calif.
Brittany Lastrapes - Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Jenae Leles - Fair Oaks, Calif.
Caitlin Lowe - Tustin, Calif.
Sam Marder - Calabasas, Calif.
Stacey Nelson - Moline, Ill.
Cat Osterman - Houston, Texas
Brittany Rogers - Dacula, Ga.
Angela Tincher - Eagle Rock, Mo.
Natasha Watley - Irvine, Calif.
Tammy Williams - Roscoe, Mo.

For complete coverage of the 2009 Women's National Team, log onto www.usasoftball.com

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