USA Team Update: Hansen, USA Capture Gold At Pan Am Qualifier

Aug. 11, 2009

Maracay, Venezuela - Rising sophomore Ashley Hansen was an integral part of the USA Softball Team that captured gold last week at the Pan Am Qualifier in Maracay, Venezuela. Team USA went 13-1 over the 10-day event and bested Canada in the championship game on Sunday, 3-1.

Hansen started 13 of the 14 games in left field and was 13-for-37 (.351) at the plate. She scored 11 runs for Team USA and added nine RBI, two triples and a home run.

Former Stanford pitcher Missy Penna '09 was also active in the games, competing for the Dominican National Team. Joining the team on Wednesday, Penna threw three games and posted a 2-1 record. In the 20-team field, Penna helped her team finish among the top six.

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