Pac-10 Dominates USA Softball Team Rosters

June 23, 2009

STARKVILLE, Miss.--Seventeen current and former Pac-10 softball players were named to three teams that will represent USA Softball Women's National team program during the 2009 summer season, the Amateur Softball Association of America announced. 

The three teams were selected after a selection camp last week in Chula Vista, and the rosters will represent a new era of USA Softball as there are only eight returning players from the 2008 Olympic team.

The USA Softball Women's National Team will compete at both the Canada Cup in Surrey, B.C., and the KFC World Cup of Softball presented by Six Flags in Oklahoma City, Okla. The team will be coached by Head Coach Jay Miller (Starkville, Miss.) and Assistants Gordon Eakin (Sandy, Utah), Ken Eriksen (Tampa, Fla.) Barbara Jordan (Northridge, Calif.).

The roster for the 2009 USA Softball Women's National Team is as follows:
(Pac-10 athletes in bold)

Monica Abbott - Salinas, Calif.
Chelsea Bramlett - Cordova, Tenn. 
Katie Burkhart - San Luis Obispo, Calif. (ASU)          
Ashley Charters - Beaverton, Ore. (WASH)
Kaitlin Cochran - Yorba Linda, Calif. (ASU) 
Andrea Duran  - Selma, Calif. (UCLA)
Jennie Finch   - La Mirada, Calif. (ARIZ)              
Vicky Galindo - Union City, Calif. (CAL)          
Alissa Haber - Newark, Calif. (STAN)      
Ashley Hansen - Chandler, Az. (STAN)          
Ashley Holcombe - Fayetteville, Ga.    
Lauren Lappin - Anaheim, Calif. (STAN)                                                                                                          
Jenae Leles - Fair Oaks, Calif. (ARIZ) 
Caitlin Lowe - Tustin, Calif. (ARIZ) 
Stacey Nelson - Los Alamitos, Calif. (ARIZ) 
Cat Osterman - Houston, Texas
Brittany Rogers - Dacula, Ga.
Natasha Watley - Irvine, Calif. (UCLA)  

The 2009 USA Softball Japan Cup team will compete at the Japan Cup in Sendai, Japan, July 31- Aug.2.  Leading the team will be Head Coach Miller and Assistant Coaches Suzy Brazney (Buena Park, Calif.), Chuck D'Arcy (Sacramento, Calif.) and Jordan.

The roster for the 2009 USA Softball Japan Cup Team is as follows: 
(Pac-10 athletes in bold) 

Valorie Arioto - Pleasanton, Calif. (CAL)       
Courtney Bures - Haymarket, Va.       
Katie Burkhart - San Luis Obispo, Calif. (ASU)
Stacie Chambers - Glendale, Az. (ARIZ)
Ashley Charters - Beaverton, Ore. (WASH)               
Jennie Finch - La Mirada, Calif. (ARIZ)
Alissa Haber - Newark, Calif. (STAN)           
 
Molly Johnson - Tucson, Az.      
Lauren Lappin - Anaheim, Calif. (STAN) 
Brittany Lastrapes - Laguna Niguel, Calif. (ARIZ) 
Jenae Leles - Fair Oaks, Calif. (ARIZ)                                                            
Stacey Nelson - Los Alamitos, Calif. (ARIZ)
Amber Patton - Forsyth, Ill.
Brittany Rogers - Dacula, Ga.
Taylor Schlopy - West Hills, Calif.
Natasha Watley - Irvine, Calif. (UCLA)

The 2009 USA Softball Pan American Qualifier Team will represent the USA at the Pan American Qualifier in Maracay, Venezuela, July 31-Aug.9. The team will be coached by Head Coach Miller and Assistants Karen Johns (Whippany, N.J.), Mike Larabee (Dayton, Ohio) and Pat Murphy (Northport, Ala.).
 

The roster for the 2009 USA Softball Pan American Qualifier Team is as follows:
(Pac-10 athletes in bold) 

Monica Abbott - Salinas, Calif.        
K'Lee Arredondo - Tempe, Az.  (ARIZ)     
Brandice Balschmiter - Newark, N.Y.  
Chelsea Bramlett - Cordova, Tenn.               
Kaitlin Cochran - Yorba Linda, Calif. (ASU)
Andrea Duran - Selma, Calif. (UCLA)     
Vicky Galindo - Union City, Calif. (CAL)
Ashley Hansen - Chandler, Az. (STAN)  
Ashley Holcombe - Fayetteville, Ga.     
Megan Langenfeld - Bakersfield, Calif. (UCLA)            
Caitlin Lowe - Tustin, Calif. (ARIZ)            
 
Nikki Nemitz - St. Clair Shores, Mich.
Melissa Roth - Long Beach, Calif.
Katie Schroeder - Yorba Linda, Calif. (UCLA)
Angela Tincher - Eagle Rock, Va.
Maggie Viefhaus - Pacific, Mo.
Tammy Williams - Roscoe, Mo.

Be sure to visit www.usasoftball.com for complete coverage of all these events. Also log onto www.softballoutlet.com  to get tickets today for the KFC World Cup of Softball featuring your USA Softball Women's National team and the top teams in the World including Japan, Australia, Canada and first-time competitors Italy and the Netherlands!

About ASA
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation's largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 83 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 240,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit http://www.asasoftball.com/.


About USA Softball
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men's, Women's, Junior Boys' and Junior Girls' National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women's National Team is one of the only two women's sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won eight World Championship titles including the last six consecutive as well as claimed two World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com/.

 

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