USA Softball Announces Six Additional Players To USA Schutt Elite Team

June 18, 2004

Oklahoma City, Okla. - USA Softball announced today six additional athletes to the 2004 USA Schutt Elite team. Set for competition July 3-11 at the Canada Cup in Surrey, B.C. and July 14-18 at the Champions Cup in Irvine, CA, the team was chosen from the USA Softball player pool.

The six additional players to the 16 member roster include:

Sara Dean (Valencia, CA), Auburn

Vanessa Iapala (San Diego, CA), Oregon State

Kristie Fox (San Diego, CA), Arizona

Brooke Mitchell (Pasadena, CA), Louisiana Lafayette

Catalina Morris (Sonoita, CA), Stanford

Jackie Rinehart (Reno, NV) , Stanford

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Looking to defend their 2003 Canada Cup title, the USA Schutt Elite team will be led by head coach Jay Miller (Starkville, MS, head coach at Mississippi State). He will be assisted by Michelle Gromacki (Huntington Beach, CA, head coach at Cal State Fullerton) and Kirk Walker (Keizer, CA, head coach at Oregon State).

As the National Governing Body of Softball, USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting women's, men's, junior girls' and junior boys' National Teams that compete in international and domestic competitions. USA Softball is one of the only two women's sports to capture back-to-back gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996.

courtesy of USA Softball

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