Charters Offered Spot On U.S. National Team

Jan. 11, 2010

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America announced today the 17 athletes that were offered a USA Softball Athlete Agreement for the 2010 season and former Washington All-American Ashley Charters was one of those players.

The final roster for the 2010 USA Softball Women's National Team will be announced in March with the team competing in the ISF Women's World Championships, June 23-July 2, 2010 in Caracas, Venezuela as well as other events to be scheduled at a later date.

This marks the second-straight season Charters has been offered a spot on the U.S. National Team. Just after her senior season in which she led the Huskies to the National Championship and was named a First Team All-American, Charters earned her first ever spot with the Red, White and Blue, competing for the USA in the Canada Cup, World Cup of Softball and the Japan Cup.

The Beaverton, Ore., native left Washington a three-time All-American, a four-time All-Pac-10 selection and a two-time Women's College World Series All-Tournament team selection, playing shortstop and second base during her career. She is Washington's all-time leader in stolen bases and triples and set a single-season record for hits her senior year.

Below is the list of athletes offered a USA Softball athlete agreement for 2010:

Monica Abbott (Salinas, Calif.)
Chelsea Bramlett (Cordova, Tenn.)
Eileen Canney (Paradise, Calif.)
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.)
Ashley Holcombe (Fayetteville, Ga.)
Lauren Lappin (Anaheim, Calif.)
Caitlin Lowe (Tustin, Calif.)
Jessica Mendoza (Camarillo, Calif.)
Cat Osterman (Houston,Texas)
Natasha Watley (Irvine, Calif.)
Tammy Williams (Roscoe, Mo.)

The following 13 athletes selected from the selection camp will be alternates on the 2010 USA Softball Women's National Team:

Valerie Arioto (Pleasanton, Calif.)
Brandice Balschmiter (Newark, N.Y.)
Courtney Bures (Haymarket, Va.)
Molly Johnson (Lexington, Ken.)
Megan Langenfeld (Bakersfield, Calif.)
Brittany Lastrapes (Laguna Niguel, Calif.)
Jenae Leles (Fair Oaks, Calif.)
Stacey Nelson (Los Alamitos, Calif.)
Amber Patton (Forsyth, Ill.)
Brittany Rogers (Dacula, Ga.)
Melissa Roth (Long Beach, Calif.)
Taylor Schlopy (West Hills, Calif.)
Angela Tincher (Eagle Rock, Va.)

Continue to check out www.usasoftball.com for the most-up-to date info including roster and schedule.

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