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Sec_fan91

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Will Alvelo have any help in the circle?
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Not when it counts.
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They had a freshman pitch pretty well last season, but not much in postseason. Kurosawa will have details.
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"We were very excited and jumped at the chance to hire J.T. in a full-time position after nine years of serving in the volunteer position," said Head Coach Heather Tarr.  "J.T. will have the chance to go off-campus and evaluate talent and that's a skill he excels at."

Who is she trying to kid.  J.T. Has been evaluating talent "off-campus" for many years.
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They had a freshman pitch pretty well last season, but not much in postseason. Kurosawa will have details.


You're talking about Sam Manti. She was okay overall (2.91 era, 69.1 ip), but struggled in the pac-12 (5.07 era, 29 ip).

I know she was going to work on strength and pitch location this summer so I'm excited to see how she does this coming year.

They also have Gabrielle Plain coming in. She's one of the main pitchers for the Australian women's junior national team (and has some work in with the sr national team as well). She's a big kid (6', 180) that works vertically with a good rise and drop (64-66) complimented by a pretty good change (45). She also mixes in screw/curve as well. Coach Roberts, I know really liked her, and thought she was going to be really good once she finds her "college rhythm".

It remains to be seen how much these two will help Alvelo, especially in clutch games. I'm optimistic,though, that they'll have a great year in the circle overall. Also, my guess is Alvelo will have considerably less than 254 innings she had last year.
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I bet she has at least 235
Sec_fan91

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Obviously a work horse can still break through (Paige Parker 2016), but it's next to impossible. Washington needs to recruit a solid staff. Alvelo would be incredible with a solid #2 behind her
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Awesome tale

http://www.flosoftball.com/video/1216404-maggie-gallagher-the-journey#.WcaH7zWQzIU
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Maybe it's just me but when i clicked on the link it showed 404 not found 😢
Kurosawa

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Pitchers: Alvelo (Jr), Manti (So), Plain (Fr), Cochran (Sr).


cjs4585

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Obviously a work horse can still break through (Paige Parker 2016), but it's next to impossible. Washington needs to recruit a solid staff. Alvelo would be incredible with a solid #2 behind her


I think the staff will be pretty good next year. Manti will be better with experience. Plain's stuff is very good. We'll see how she handles the mental pressure, college adjustment etc. My guess is they will be in the running for #2 staff in the PAC, along with UCLA and behind OR.
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Unless something has changed in the last few years, there is no neighbor benefit for students attending University of Oregon, Oregon State or UW. The reciprocity program you may be talking about is WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) not all schools participate in this and none of the above are participating. Some other down sides of this program for athletes is that schools that do participate often limit it to their less popular majors, each school decides how much to allocate to the program and so funds can be very limited, and in most cases students do not find out if they will be awarded this benefit until their application has been accepted. So using it as a deciding factor when committing is not usually possible. It also is not equal to in state tuition, it is 150% the cost of in state tuition.


You're right, the "border" tuition waiver is no more, and was for community colleges. There is, however, a non-reciprocal "Non-Specific Tuition Waiver":

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Non-Specific Tuition Waivers
A 1999 Washington state law allows institutions to “waive all or a portion of the operating fees (tuition) for any student” (RCW 28B.15.915). Although not limited to waivers of nonresident tuition, these waivers can be used for this purpose.

Many community colleges in Washington have applied this “non-specific” waiver provision
to the nonresident portion of tuition for residents of other states (although not for
international students). Many residents of Oregon and Idaho receive tuition waivers at
colleges and universities in Washington based on this “non-specific” waiver statute.

Baccalaureate institutions may use their “non-specific” waiver authority for additional
nonresident tuition reductions.


There is also a "Students of Foreign Nations" tuition waiver:

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Students of Foreign Nations
State laws permit institutions to provide waivers to students of foreign nations. Four-year colleges and universities can waive all or a portion of tuition and fees for students of foreign nations. Waivers, to the extent possible, should “promote reciprocal placements and waivers in foreign nations for Washington residents,” and priority is designated for exchanges sponsored by “recognized international education organizations.” The University of Washington and Washington State University may grant 100 waivers each year; other four-year institutions may grant 20 each year (RCW 28B.15.556).


http://www.wsac.wa.gov/sites/default/files/2015.Reciprocity.Report.pdf

I don't know if any players from Oregon (Burdick or Cochran?) or foreign players (Plain?) have been or will be taking advantage of these waivers. They are available, however, at the discretion of the schools. Note that "all or a portion of tuition and fees" can be waived.

If Oregon has reserved academic aid just for athletes, that would be a clear violation of NCAA scholarship rules. Athletes can apply and compete for public or private academic scholarships, as well as apply for financial aid if they qualify, as long as they don't receive more money/aid than what a full-ride would provide. Schools can provide non-athletic aid to medically retired athletes.

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http://www.flosoftball.com/video/1176991-workout-with-university-of-washington
3leftturns

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Speaking of workouts with Washington.... guarantee you Danielle Lawrie is the No. 1 for Canada in Japan in 2020
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Speaking of workouts with Washington.... guarantee you Danielle Lawrie is the No. 1 for Canada in Japan in 2020


Wouldn't surprise me one bit!! But, Canada needs her before 2020 so they can qualify - which will be tough competition as there are only 6 teams in the 2020 Olympics.

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Wouldn't surprise me one bit!! But, Canada needs her before 2020 so they can qualify - which will be tough competition as there are only 6 teams in the 2020 Olympics.


6 teams? wow I didn't realize that. that's a shame.
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Most likely a function of being an exhibition sport brought in because of the host country.
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Most likely a function of being an exhibition sport brought in because of the host country.


I understand. just didn't realize it would be so small. I take it, as mentioned above there is a qualifier to get there. Right?
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Wouldn't surprise me one bit!! But, Canada needs her before 2020 so they can qualify - which will be tough competition as there are only 6 teams in the 2020 Olympics.
Well, my saying 'in Japan in 2020' implies that they will have qualified.

She is pitching intensely and regularly in Seattle
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Well, my saying 'in Japan in 2020' implies that they will have qualified.

She is pitching intensely and regularly in Seattle


I would assume that Canada would qualify easily within the 6. Not many other competitive countries in softball outside of USA, Japan, Australia, and Canada
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I would assume that Canada would qualify easily within the 6. Not many other competitive countries in softball outside of USA, Japan, Australia, and Canada



If they have Lawrie.
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If they have Lawrie.


Sara G pitches for them as well
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<< Wouldn't surprise me one bit!! But, Canada needs her before 2020 so they can qualify - which will be tough competition as there are only 6 teams in the 2020 Olympics. >> (nolefan)

Wouldn't 8 teams make for a better tournament..?
3leftturns

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Not really. Some real schlock after the top few
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With as big a population as they have, does China have a softball team (if so how are they)?
Kurosawa

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According to the WBSC:

1. Japan
2. United States
3. Australia
4. Canada
5. Chinese Taipei
6. China
7. Netherlands
8. New Zealand

I'm guessing the top four spots would be pretty safe. The bottom four could be fighting for the last two spots.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WBSC_World_Rankings
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According to the WBSC:

1. Japan
2. United States
3. Australia
4. Canada
5. Chinese Taipei
6. China
7. Netherlands
8. New Zealand

I'm guessing the top four spots would be pretty safe. The bottom four could be fighting for the last two spots.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WBSC_World_Rankings


You've got old rankings there. Top 8 are : 
JPN 
USA
CAN
AUS
NZL
CHN
PUR
NED

http://www.wbsc.org/rankings/

Couple of thoughts on this:

I don't believe they take the top 6. The last I read was that Japan qualifies automatically, The winner of the 2019 premier tournament in Japan automatically qualifies and there are 4 teams from regional qualifying. 2 from Americas, 1 from asia/oceania (China, NZ, Aus etc), 1 from Europe/Africa. 

If Laurie comes back (and she can still pitch) Canada would be a prohibitive favorite to win at least one of the two Americas berths. If they would allow 3 Americas teams (say US wins or is runner up to Japan at the premier 12), then Puerto Rico has a great chance to go (with Ocasio, King and Alvelo pitching). My guess would be NED coming out of Europe/Africa and AUS out of Asia/Oceania (although it is possible that NZ could upset them, there is also a rumor about another Oceania country putting together a team which would be very strong if it comes to fruition). 

Best guess, given all that : 
Japan
US
Canada
PUR
NED
AUS

I've also heard that a rumor that PUR is likely to get another hitter or two in addition to Flores to compliment Alvelo, King, Ocasio. With some time playing together I think that team will be good. I don't think any of those teams would be "schlock".
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Puerto Rico wasn't a schlock team IMO

It DOES have potentially excellent pitching, though, other than Meghan King, that was certainly not evident this past summer. And this Jaquish NPF contract whackiness will disappear. And Shemiyah Sanchez is a decent player. And. I heard that Hoover did well against the competition, as well. So, they would be up against Canada for a bronze.

Still, zero challenge to the U.S., Japan or a Lawrie-infused Canada, those teams at the end of your Top 6 there

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Puerto Rico wasn't a schlock team IMO

It DOES have potentially excellent pitching, though, other than Meghan King, that was certainly not evident this past summer. And this Jaquish NPF contract whackiness will disappear. And Shemiyah Sanchez is a decent player. And. I heard that Hoover did well against the competition, as well. So, they would be up against Canada for a bronze.

Still, zero challenge to the U.S., Japan or a Lawrie-infused Canada, those teams at the end of your Top 6 there



Assuming US qualifies at the worlds in 2018 that would leave only 1 other team eligible from the Americas. Canada had trouble against PR, Cuba, Venezuela and lost to all those teams this past summer so there is no sure thing. Sara G's pitching this past summer was definitely not there. As well, as I understand it Puerto Rico allows non-nationals to play for their team (i.e. King, Gordon, Alvelo??not sure) so they can pretty well have their pick of any U.S. born player who wants to play for PR. To play for Canada you must have a documented connection (player, parent born in Canada). Canada needs pitching so if Lawrie can return to her collegiate days form this may well be their ticket to qualify. Without top-shelf consistent pitchers (a few), Canada doesn't stand a chance at qualifying.

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According to the WBSC:

1. Japan
2. United States
3. Australia
4. Canada
5. Chinese Taipei
6. China
7. Netherlands
8. New Zealand

I'm guessing the top four spots would be pretty safe. The bottom four could be fighting for the last two spots.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WBSC_World_Rankings
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