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https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball/News/2019/January/07/Journey-to-Japan-continues-with-announcement-of-2019-Womens-National-Team-roster

#JourneyToJapan continues for Women’s National Team as 18 athletes named to 2019 roster

 
Jan. 07, 2019, 8:29 a.m. (ET)
 

OKLAHOMA CITY — The United States Women’s National Team (WNT) program continues to build off a historic 2018 season while preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games continues as USA Softball announced today the 18 athletes named to the roster for the 2019 season.  Selected by members of the Women's National Team Selection Committee (WNTSC), these athletes will compete in select tournaments/invitational events before the final 15-player roster for the Pan American Games will be finalized.

“This was without a question the most competitive trials that USA Softball has had in many years,” said 2019 WNT Head Coach Ken Eriksen (Tampa, Fla./Head Coach at South Florida).  “The level of talent was undeniable and without question some of the best in the world. After two successful World Championships in 2016 and 2018, we knew this was going to be great to watch but hard to narrow down the field to 18 this summer.”

Click here to see the athletes selected to the 2019 USA Softball Women's National Team

Every member on the 2019 roster has competed for the Red, White and Blue either as a member of the WNT or Junior Women’s National Team (JWNT).  Highlighting the roster are two Olympians, while 13 members return from the 2018 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) World Championship roster that won gold and also qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Collegiately, 11 NCAA Division I universities have student-athletes on the 2019 training team roster – Florida leads with four followed by UCLA with three, California and Oklahoma with two, while Alabama, Arizona, LSU, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Washington are each represented by one student-athlete.

Announced in fall of 2018, Eriksen will lead the Red, White and Blue in their quest to remain the No. 1 team in the world.  The complete coaching staff and list of National Team events, including exhibition games, will be released at a later date. 

“The 2019 USA Softball Women’s National Team will have a tremendous amount of experience,” Eriksen continued.  “There are Gold Medals from the Olympics and multiple Pan American Games and World Championship titles. Every pitcher has international experience and every player has represented the United States in the past 17 years. Anytime you can coach a team with that much experience, it will tend to make anyone sleep better at night.”

Follow along all summer with all of the USA Softball National Teams at USASoftball.com.

https://www.teamusa.org/usa-softball/team-usa/women

2019 Women's National Team

Monica Abbott

Monica Abbott

Salinas

Tennessee - 2007
Ali Aguilar

Ali Aguilar

Orangevale, Calif.

Washington - 2017
Valerie Arioto

Valerie Arioto

Pleasanton, Calif.

California - 2012
Ally Carda

Ally Carda

Elk Grove, Calif.

UCLA - 2015
Rachel Garcia

Rachel Garcia

Palmdale, Calif.

UCLA - 2020
Jazmyn Jackson

Jazmyn Jackson

San Jose, Calif.

California - 2018
Sahvanna Jaquish

Sahvanna Jaquish

Highland, Calif.

LSU - 2017
Haylie McCleney

Haylie McCleney

Morris, Ala.

Alabama - 2016
Kirsti Merritt

Kirsti Merritt

Lake Panasoffkee, Fla.

Florida - 2016
Michelle Moultrie

Michelle Moultrie

Jacksonville, Fla.

Florida - 2012
Dejah Mulipola

Dejah Mulipola

Garden Grove, Calif.

Arizona - 2020
Aubree Munro

Aubree Munro

Brea, Calif.

Florida - 2016
Cat Osterman

Cat Osterman

Houston, Texas

Texas - 2006
Shelby Pendley

Shelby Pendley

Albuquerque, N.M.

Oklahoma - 2015
Janie Reed

Janie Reed

Placentia, Calif.

Oregon - 2015
Keilani Ricketts

Keilani Ricketts

San Jose, Calif.

Oklahoma - 2013
Delaney Spaulding

Delaney Spaulding

Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

UCLA - 2017
Kelsey Stewart

Kelsey Stewart

Wichita, Kan.

Florida - 2016


https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball/News/2019/January/02/Twenty-athletes-named-to-2019-Junior-Womens-National-Training-Team

Twenty athletes named to 2019 Junior Women's National Training Team

 
Jan. 02, 2019, 9:33 a.m. (ET)
 

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The opportunity to represent the United States as a member of the 2019 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Training Team became real for 20 athletes following a three-day selection process, USA Softball announced today.  Selected by members of the Women's National Team Selection Committee (WNTSC), these athletes will compete in select tournaments/invitational events before the final 17-player roster for the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup will be finalized.

“The 2019 19-Under team was selected based on dominant pitching, defense and offense,” said 2019 JWNT Head Coach Heather Tarr (Redmond, Wash./Head Coach at Washington).  “The team will be led by the current college freshmen in the NCAA.  We are excited to begin our journey together in pursuit of the Gold Medal this August in Irvine, California.  I want to thank all of the athletes who competed in the tryout process. We appreciate the work done by the coaches and USA Softball staff at the trials and the committee members who were involved in the selection of this year’s team.”

Click here to see the athletes selected to the 2019 USA Softball Junior Women's National Training Team

Representing the U.S. this summer will be a roster that includes veteran members Julia Cottrill (Stillwater, Okla.), Lexi Kilfoyl (Land O’Lakes, Fla.) and Kathryn Sandercock (McLean, Va.), who return from the 2017 Junior Women’s Training Team that placed fifth at the World Cup of Softball while Sandercock was also a member of the 2017 WBSC Junior Women’s World Championship Gold Medal-winning roster. 

Additionally, four athletes who advanced from the 2019 JWNT Open Tryouts also made the final 2019 Junior Women’s National Training Team roster – Bailey Dowling (St. Joseph, Ill.), Kelli Godin (Seal Beach, Calif.), Frankie Hammoude (Oakland, Calif.) and Madison Huskey (Cerritos, Calif.).

Collegiately, eight NCAA Division I universities have student-athletes on the 2019 training team roster – Alabama and UCLA each have two athletes while Baylor, Florida State, Michigan State, Oregon, Oregon State and Washington are each represented by one student-athlete.

“The players on this team all come from Championship JO programs and each has a background in playing for Championships. I am excited to help these women reach their personal goals as athletes while at the same time help guide them to become the best 19-Under softball team in the world by August,” Tarr continued.

Announced in fall of 2018, Tarr will lead the Red, White and Blue in their quest for a three-peat at the WBSC U-19 Women’s World Cup.  The complete coaching staff and list of National Team events, including exhibition games, will be released at a later date.  

Follow along all summer with all of the USA Softball National Teams at USASoftball.com.

https://www.teamusa.org/usa-softball/team-usa/junior-women

2019 Junior Women's National Training Team

Jadelyn Allchin

Jadelyn Allchin

Huntington Beach, Calif.

Jayda Coleman

Jayda Coleman

The Colony, Texas

Julia Cottrill

Julia Cottrill

Stillwater, Okla.

Bailey Dowling

Bailey Dowling

St. Joseph, Ill.

Charla Echols

Charla Echols

Newnan, Ga.

Megan Faraimo

Megan Faraimo

San Diego, Calif.

Montana Fouts

Montana Fouts

Grayson, Ky.

Kelli Godin

Kelli Godin

Seal Beach, Calif.

Frankie Hammoude

Frankie Hammoude

Oakland, Calif.

Madison Huskey

Madison Huskey

Cerritos, Calif.

Lexi Kilfoyl

Lexi Kilfoyl

Land O'Lakes, Fla.

Kassidy Krupit

Kassidy Krupit

Suwanee, Ga.

Kelley Lynch

Kelley Lynch

Newnan, Ga.

Taylor Pleasants

Taylor Pleasants

Houston, Texas

Kathryn Sandercock

Kathryn Sandercock

McLean, Va.

Jasmine Sievers

Jasmine Sievers

Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Macy Simmons

Macy Simmons

Chandler, Ariz.

Rylee Trlicek

Rylee Trlicek

Hallettsville, Texas

Callie Turner

Callie Turner

Land O'Lakes, Fla.

Skylar Wallace

Skylar Wallace

Woodstock, Ga.


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I challenge everyone to look over this roster and come up with a logical reason why Kelsey Stewart has made this team, and Sierra Romero was not even worthy of an invite to try out for.team USA.
Or why someone like Aubree Munroe is selected over Goodacre? Or why Hailey McClenny, who by all accounts had the worst tryout and struck out more than every other player there, is selected over Kretchman (who by the way hit .600 last summer while on team USA) or Michelle Moultrie over Wiggins, or why Chamberlain and Alo weren't considered "good enough" for team USA?
As a said in the other post, this entire ASA crap show, is a sham and only put on to satisfy the US Olympic committee and give them the "illusion " that this was a fair and impartial tryout, when nothing could be further from the truth.
Those players mentioned above who made the team over much better players, certainly know they aren't better thsn others who didnt and they know they dont deserve to be there over players who have a lengthy and record settling bodies of work on their resumes.
They are on the team, becuase Ken Eriksen likes them, and that's all that matters.
Sad they tainted the team with these selections, because it not only hurts the players who didnt make it that should have, but it also hurts the credibility of the selection process and calls into question even those players who may deserve to be there.

This is a clown show, orchestrated by ASA softball and the worthless and unqualified selection committee.

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Here is a list of the "experts" who selected these players. As you can see, there is no qualified person in the bunch of them. Yet, these are the folks who have been entrusted to select who are the best players in the entire USA.
Be warned, googling Karen John's name, will enlighten you on her resume which includes being fired from College coaching for retaliation on a gay player, because she doesnt agree with their life choices.

Welcome to USA selection committee

The members of the USA Women's National Team Selection Committee include:


Sam Ducato USA Softball Region 10 At-Large Player Representative
Crystal Dombkowski USA Softball of Indiana Player Representative
Karen Johns NFCA Representative (Homophob. that was fired for being a homophob)
Lovie Jung Athlete Representative
Ken Eriksen Women’s National Team Head Coach
Beverly Wiley USA Softball of Rhode Island Commissioner
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Ugh ... please go back to posting on your own polluted thread where everyone was content to ignore you. You very clearly know nothing of USA softball and it’s history if you don’t know Karen (Sanchelli) Johns.
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Ugh ... please go back to posting on your own polluted thread where everyone was content to ignore you. You very clearly know nothing of USA softball and it’s history if you don’t know Karen (Sanchelli) Johns.


Oh please feel free to enlighten us/me on USA softball.
I would really enjoy hearing the justification for an obviously unqualified person such as Karen Johns being involved in the selection process and why not one of the several hundred other "actual" working college coaches in the US who are out assessing players abilities all the time?

I'm sure you have a very logical reason Romero wasn't invited, yet Kelsey Stewart is somehow considered the best player in the country and worthy of wearing the red, white and blue ?

What planet does one have to live on, to rationalize something so idiotoc as that?

Romero, Chamberlain, Alo, Goodacre, Kretchman are all better players with amazing bodies of work behind them, than others selected in their same positions for this sham USA team and the entire softball community knows it.
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And again, if you don’t even know who she is in softball in general and USA softball history specifically, you are “unqualified” to be spewing about it. My explanation as to why many amazing athletes are left out of this process by the end is on two other threads. I’m not rewriting it.
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And again, if you don’t even know who she is in softball in general and USA softball history specifically, you are “unqualified” to be spewing about it. My explanation as to why many amazing athletes are left out of this process by the end is on two other threads. I’m not rewriting it.


Oh, I know who Karen Johns is and what she's about. How and why she is embedded in the ASA/USA softball organization is just more evidence of the corrupt and inept decisions made by this organization.
You don't have to look far to find more poor decisions, just look at the Head Coach. Eriksen I'm sure is a nice guy, but is he the best Softball Coach in the Country? Is he in anyone's top 10, Top 20, nope!
He is there because it's convenient and he surrounded himself with incompetents that have no confidence in themselves to stand up and rock the boat. Yes, Ken! Good Idea, Ken, I agree with you, Ken...
In his own words, he feels he can't win games with the BEST PLAYERS in the country, which to me, means he is a incompetent coach surrounded by these gems:

Welcome to USA selection committee 

The members of the USA Women's National Team Selection Committee include: 
Sam Ducato USA Softball Region 10 At-Large Player Representative 
Crystal Dombkowski USA Softball of Indiana Player Representative 
Karen Johns NFCA Representative (Homophob. that was fired for being a homophob) 
Lovie Jung Athlete Representative 
Ken Eriksen Women’s National Team Head Coach 
Beverly Wiley USA Softball of Rhode Island Commissioner 

Other than Lovie Jung, I can't imagine any competitive travel ball team seeking any of their input for player selection, and this goes from 12U on up. Yet, they are selecting members of the USA Olympic team - makes sense!


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Ugh ... please go back to posting on your own polluted thread where everyone was content to ignore you. You very clearly know nothing of USA softball and it’s history if you don’t know Karen (Sanchelli) Johns.


Coach Z!
Hey look at those views pile up from people who are ignoring me.
Seems the message is getting out to others!
USA Olympic Committee maybe looking into this now!
Tell your buddy Karen Johns, Good Luck in staying with team USA in the future.
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ASA's "Hand Picked" "Best Talent Acquisition Evaluators and members of the USA Women's National Team Selection Committee: 
 
Sam Ducato USA Softball Region 10 At-Large Player Representative
  • Sam is in construction by day, but when he's not hammering nails he is the USA SOFTBALL SELECTION CZAR.
 
Crystal Dombkowski USA Softball of Indiana Player Representative 
  • Purdue Agriculture Information Technology Business Relationship Manager (really not sure what this job is, but I'm sure it has to do with recognizing softball talent) but she ONLY is in Agriculture when she is not determining who are the best softball players the USA has to offer and worthy of making TEAM USA
 
 
Karen Johns NFCA Representative (worst person they could have ever allowed on staff)
  • Fired UF Coach, but not before she caused a discrimination lawsuit against the University for her homophobic views and retaliation on a player.
  • Fired from Virginia, where she compiled a dismal 46-65 overall record and an awful 8-33 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play in two seasons and finished the 2007 season with an embarrassing  17-39 record
  • Fired from assistant from Mississippi State after one year.  While she was there, MSU had a very disappointing seasons capped by a failure to get invited to the show that year, as well as a poor showing in the SEC.
Yep, although Johns resume is a collection of lawsuits, poor performances and firings - ASA Softball looked beyond that, and brought her on staff and around players anyway. Fantastic! [nono][nono]
 
Lovie Jung Athlete Representative (and most qualified to identify talent)
  • University of Arizona standout player
  • Appearing in two Women's College World Series.
  • Won a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics and a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics
  • Currently a Fire Fighter in Riverside County, CA
 
Ken Eriksen Women’s National Team Head Coach and "Women Are His Real Estate" founder.
  • In 22 seasons the best this guy could do is 1 WCWS appearance in 2012 where he went out on the 1st day? Seriously? And we are to believe this is the BEST qualified softball coach in the country? I mean, shouldn't we expect a deeper resume for the USA Head Coach than 1 WCWS appearance in 22 years (where they went out, 1st round)?
  • From his Interviews;
  • "People are like real estate. The longer you hold on to them, the more valuable they become.
  • "for us to have an all-star team is unrealistic in winning a GOLD medal.[crazy][thumb]
 If you don't understand what Kenny is saying here, it's his way of explaining WHY he overlooks players like; Romero, Chamberlain, Alo, Goodacre, Kretchman, Wiggins for less accomplished players - Real Estate! Makes Perfect Sense...[confused] 

Beverly Wiley USA Softball of Rhode Island Commissioner
  • Public address announcer for Brown University athletics;
  • Compliance officer at the Community College of Rhode Island;
  • Officiating high school and college volleyball;
  • Serving as a member of the Advisory Board for the Rhode Island Sports Commission.
  • Board of directors at School One and a trustee with the Community College of Rhode Island Foundation.
  • Served on the advisory board of the Providence After School Alliance (PASA)
  • Worked as the summer recreation director for the town of Foster, R.I., among many other community activities.
Bev has an impressive resume of public service, but not one iota of experience in high level softball and scouting the best softball talent the USA has to offer, yet she does. God Bless her....[crazy]

Last, Patti Gasso was at the tryouts and was on USA Staff last year - so why didn't Kenny and his band of misfits give her a clipboard, have her evaluate players, well we know why, because Gasso would have selected the very best players and Kenny doesn't want that. It would have been embarrassing to see who the top softball coach in the entire country selected compared to what this herd of incompetents chose, and they wanted no part of it.
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