Nine from Pac-12 invited to USA Softball women's national team camp

By the Pac-12 Conference

OKLAHOMA CITY - Nine Pac-12 softball players are among the 32 invitees to the 2013 USA Softball Women's National Team Selection Camp, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America announced Monday. The camp will be held June 10-12 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Thirty-two athletes will vie for 17 spots on the 2013 USA Softball Women's National Team roster, which will be announced Friday, June 14.

The 17 athletes selected to the USA Softball roster will compete in three separate events in three different countries. The team will begin in the United States as they look to defend their 2012 Gold Medal at the World Cup of Softball VIII, July 11-14 in Oklahoma City. Following the World Cup, the Women's National Team will travel to the Canadian Open Fast Pitch International Championship in Surrey, B.C., Canada July 16-22. The team will finish up the tour in San Juan, Puerto Rico Aug. 5-18 at an International Softball Federation (ISF) Women's World Championship/Pan American Games qualifier.

The 32 athletes who have accepted an invitation to try out for the Women's National Team are listed below with Pac-12 athletes in bold:

Name (Hometown/College)
Valerie Arioto (Pleasanton, Calif./California 2012)
B.B. Bates (Victorville, Calif./UCLA junior)

Cassidy Bell (Bakersfield, Calif./Penn State senior)
Megan Blank (Culver City, Calif./Iowa sophomore)
Whitney Canion (Aledo, Texas/Baylor RS junior)
Lauren Chamberlain (Trabuco Canyon, Calif./Oklahoma sophomore)
Raven Chavanne (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Tennessee senior)
Amanda Chidester  (Allen Park, Mich./Michigan 2012)
Aimee Creger (Yukon, Okla./Tulsa junior)
Sam Fischer (Simi Valley, Calif./Loyola Marymount 2012)
Amber Freeman (Lakewood, Calif./Arizona State sophomore)
Lauren Gibson (Pasadena, Md./Tennessee senior)
Taylor Hoagland (Flower Mound, Texas/Texas senior)
Nicole Hudson (Webb City, Mo./Missouri senior)
Kaitlin Inglesby (Portland, Ore./Washington junior)
Stephany LaRosa (Diamond Bar, Calif./UCLA sophomore)

Destinee Martinez (Corona, Calif./Oklahoma junior)
Jessica Moore (Sutter, Calif./Oregon senior)
Nicole Morgan (The Woodlands, Texas/Texas A&M junior)
Michele Moultrie (Jacksonville, Fla./Florida 2012)
Sara Nevins (Pinellas Park, Fla./South Florida junior)
Alexa Peterson (Salem, Ore./Oregon junior)
Janine Richardson (Auburndale, Fla./South Florida 2012)
Lindsey Richardson (Estero, Fla./South Florida senior)
Keilani Ricketts (San Jose, Calif./Oklahoma senior)
Hannah Rogers (Lake Wales, Fla./Florida junior)
Kourtney Salvarola (Arnold, Md./South Florida junior)
Rhea Taylor (Buford, Ga./Missouri 2011)
Taylor Thom (Cedar Park, Texas/Texas junior)
Jordan Wallace (Weatherford, Texas/Louisiana-Lafayette sophomore)
Hallie Wilson (Santa Ana, Calif./Arizona sophomore)
Lindsey Ziegenhirt (Elk Grove, Calif./California senior)