UW's Kristen Rivera Added To USA Softball National Team Camp List

May 2, 2002

SEATTLE - UW freshman standout Kristen Rivera (Perris, Calif.) is among 20 players who have been added to the list of invitees for the USA Softball world championship team camp, May 30-June 3 at the Arco Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

Rivera joins current teammate, junior Jaime Clark (Tustin, Calif.), and former Husky standouts Kim DePaul (1997-2000) and Sara Pickering (1994-1997) for the five-day camp, which now includes 62 invitees. Rivera, a catcher, is currently hitting .374 with 33 runs, 58 RBI and a team-best 16 home runs in her first season at the UW.

The 20 additional players will join 42 other players who were selected in January and April to compete for spots on teams that will represent the U.S. in international competition this summer.

Two teams will be selected following the team camp in June. One will represent the USA at the U.S. Cup in Honolulu, HI, (July 4-7), the Canada Cup in Surrey, B.C., Canada (July 16-21) and the ISF Women's World Championship in Saskatoon, Canada (July 25-August 4).

The second team selected will be called the USA Softball Elite Team, and it will help prepare the World Championship team for international events by competing in scrimmages and exhibition games prior to these events. The Elite Team will also compete in the Canada Cup.

USA Softball 2002 Team Camp Invitees (* = Current collegiate players)

Player                Hometown                 CollegeAlana Addison         Gonzales, LA             Louisiana-Lafayette*Leah O'Brien-Amico    Chino, CA                ArizonaToria Auelua          Garden Grove, CA         UCLA*Lauren Bauer          Santa Ana, CA            ArizonaSarah Beeson          Tucson, AZ               Stanford*Patti Benedict        Lamont, FL               MichiganLaura Berg            Santa Fe Springs, CA     Fresno StateCara Blumfield        West Hills, CA           Boston College*Kara Brun             Glendale, AZ             Arizona State*Crystl Bustos         Canyon Country, CA       Palm Beach CCMegan Ciolli          Terre Haute, IN          Notre Dame*Jaime Clark           Tustin, CA               Washington*Courtney Dale         Fresno, CA               UCLAKim DePaul            Houston, TX              WashingtonSheila Douty          Diamond Bar, CA          UCLALisa Fernandez        Long Beach, CA           UCLAJennie Finch          LaMirada, CA             Arizona*Jaime Foutch          Edmond, OK               Oklahoma StateAmanda Freed          Cypress, CA              UCLA*Lindsay Gardner       Katy, TX                 Texas*Nicole Giordano       Saugus, CA               ArizonaKeira Goerl           Moreno Valley, CA        UCLA*Teri Klement-Goldberg Colorado Springs, CO     Colorado StateLori Harrigan         Las Vegas, NV            UNLVDanielle Henderson    Commack, NY              MassachusettsMissy Hixon           Scottsdale, AZ           Arizona State*Lovieanne Jung        Fountain Valley, CA      Arizona*Lyndsey Klein         Roseville, CA            UCLAKelly Kretschman      Indian Harbour Beach, FL AlabamaNina Lindenberg       Anaheim Hills, CA        Fresno StateAndrea Loman          Riverside, CA            Notre Dame*Monica Lucatero       Santa Ana, CA            Cal State Fullerton*Leneah Manuma         San Diego, CA            Arizona*Toni Mascarenas       Garden Grove, CA         ArizonaJessica Mendoza       Camarillo, CA            Stanford*Tairia Mims           Tucson, AZ               UCLA*Yasmin Mossadeghi     Huntington Beach, CA     Cal State Fullerton*Jarrah Myers          Carbondale, KS           Notre Dame*Nikki Myers           St. Petersburg, FL       Florida Atlantic*Stacey Nuveman        LaVerne, CA              UCLA*Gina Oaks             Alta Loma, CA            Cal State Fullerton*Catherine Osterman    Houston, TX              Texas*Trena Peel            Aurora, CO               LSU*Sara Pickering        Corona, CA               WashingtonKristen Rivera        Perris, CA               Washington*Debbie Schneider      Hagerstown, MD           Cal State FullertonCourtney Scott        Clovis, CA               California*Anna Smith            Walnut, CA               Ohio State*Michele Smith         Califon, NJ              Oklahoma StateBritni Sneed          Houston, TX              LSU*Jamie Southern        Clovis, CA               Fresno State*Brandi Stuart         Cerritos, CA             Florida State*Claire Sua            Cooper City, FL          UCLANichole Thompson      Irvine, CA               Arizona State*Tiffany Tolleson      Winter Haven, FL         North CarolinaJenny Topping         Whittier, CA             Cal State Fullerton*Wynter Turner         San Pedro, CA            Texas*Mackenzie Vandergeest Newbury Park, CA         Arizona*Natasha Watley        Irvine, CA               UCLA*Kellie Wilkerson      Jacksonville, FL         Mississippi State*Christa Williams      Houston, TX              TexasPhelan Wright         Los Alamitos, CA         Arizona State*

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