Six Pac-12 representatives on USA softball women's national team

By the Pac-12 Conference

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -  Four Pac-12 players and two Pac-12 coaches were selected to the 2013 USA Softball Women's National Team, as announced today by the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of American and USA Softball. Valerie Arioto and Lindsey Ziegenhirt represent CALIFORNIA, while ARIZONA STATE's Amber Freeman and OREGON's Jessica Moore were also selected to the 18-person roster. OREGON STATE's head coach Laura Berg and Oregon head coach Mike White will be assistants on Team USA.

Team USA will compete in three separate events in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The team will regroup next month for their first competition in Oklahoma City as they play in the World Cup of Softball July 11-14. The Women's National Team will then travel to Canada July 16-22 to compete at the Canadian Open Fast Pitch International Championship in Surrey, B.C.. Lastly the team will wrap up competition August 5-18 at an International Softball Federation (ISF) Women's World Championship/Pan American Games qualifier in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Roster for the 2013 USA Softball Women's National Team (Pac-12 players in bold)
Valerie Arioto (Pleasanton, Calif/California 2012)
Lauren Chamberlain (Trabuco Canyon, Calif./Oklahoma junior)
Raven Chavanne (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Tennessee 2013)
Amanda Chidester (Allen Park, Mich./Michigan 2012)
Aimee Creger (Yukon, Okla./Tulsa senior)
Amber Freeman (Lakewood, Calif./Arizona State junior)
Lauren Gibson (Pasadena, Md./Tennessee 2013)
Taylor Hoagland (Flower Mound, Texas/Texas 2013)
Nicole Hudson (Webb City, Mo./Missouri 2013)
Destinee Martinez (Corona, Calif./Oklahoma senior)
Jessica Moore (Sutter, Calif./Oregon 2013)
Michelle Moultrie (Jacksonville, Fla./Florida 2012)
Sara Nevins (Pinellas Park, Fla./South Florida senior)
Keilani Ricketts (San Jose, Calif./Oklahoma 2013)
Kourtney Salvarola (Arnold, Md./South Florida senior)
Rhea Taylor (Buford, Ga./Missouri 2011)
Taylor Thom (Cedar Park, Texas, Texas senior)
Lindsey Ziegenhirt (Elk Grove, Calif./California 2013)

Head Coach: Ken Eriksen (Tampa, Fla./Head Coach as USF)
Assistant Coaches:
Laura Berg (Corvallis, Ore./Head coach at Oregon State)
Suzy Brazney (Huntington Beach, Calif./ Head Coach Golden West College)
Howard Dobson (Orange, Texas./assistant coach at LSU)
Karen Weekly (Edmonds Wash./Co-Head Coach at University of Tennessee)
Mike White (Eugene, Ore./Head coach at University of Oregon)

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