Softball's Danielle Lawrie Named To Canadian National Team

Jan. 26, 2007

SEATTLE-- Washington sophomore pitcher Danielle Lawrie has been selected to the 17-member 2007 Senior Women's National Team and will compete at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, July 23-30, the Canada Cup, July 1-8, and the USA World Cup, July 11-16.

'I am very excited about the possibilities that await the National Teams in 2007' stated Lori Sippel, Senior Women's National Team Head Coach. 'A high level schedule including return trips to the Canada Cup and the US World Cup will provide the training and competition necessary to prepare us for championship play at the Pan American Games. Additionally, the chance to experience multi sport events such as the Pan American Games and World University Games can only elevate each player's confidence and experience level while providing the necessary evaluating opportunities for the staff leading into Olympic team selection. '

Lawrie has been a member of the Senior Women's National team since 2005 and was a member of the Junior National Team in 2004 and Development Team in 2003.

Last summer, Lawrie helped the national team qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games at the 2006 World Cup. She threw a complete game shutout against Australia in the tournament with seven strikeouts. Lawrie also led the national team to a silver medal at the 2006 Canada Cup, earning Most Valuable Pitcher honors. She threw 6.2 innings of relief vs. Netherlands, giving up just one run and striking out 13. Lawrie also threw a complete game shutout vs. Florida Quicksilver, scattering three hits and fanning 11 batters.

Lawrie returns for her sophomore season with the University of Washington after a record-breaking rookie campaign. She broke the UW single-season strikeout record with 387 K's and her 10.51 strikeouts per game was also a Husky record. In addition, Lawrie broke game records for strikeouts in a regulation-length game (19 strikeouts in seven innings) and extra-inning game (19 strikeouts in 12 innings).

Lawrie finished the 2006 season with a 23-16 record and 1.44 earned run average. She had nine shutouts and held opponents to a .186 batting average. She had 20 double-figure strikeout performances and threw the program's third-ever perfect game.

Lawrie was an All-Pac-10 second team selection, the Provo Regional Most Outstanding Player, and was named to the LSU Classic and Compass Invitational all-tournament teams. Lawrie was also honored as the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week.

The Huskies open the 2007 season Feb. 9 at the Mustang Classic in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Washington will face host Cal Poly, as well as Santa Clara and Sacramento State.

Senior Women's National Team:

Alison Bradley, ON
Erin Cumpstone, SK
Erin Gee, BC
Sheena Lawrick, AB
Danielle Lawrie, BC
Robin Mackin, ON
Noemie Marin, QC
Melanie Matthews, BC
Cambria McKay, ON
Erin McLean, ON
Dionne Meier, SK
Kristy Odamura, BC
Kaleigh Rafter, ON
Katie Rosentreter, MB
Jen Salling, BC
Megan Timpf, ON
Janiva Willis, NB

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