OKLAHOMA CITY (press release)—Tennessee freshmen Megan Gregg and CJ McClain have been invited to try out for the 2015 USA Softball Junior Women’s (19-Under) National Team (JWNT), as announced by the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball.
Those athletes who accept an invitation to try out will participate in the 2015 JWNT Selection Camp, which will be held Jan. 3-4, 2015, at Bill Barber Park in Irvine, Calif. Seventeen athletes will be selected by members of the USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Committee (WNTSC) to represent the United States as a member of the 2015 JWNT roster that will compete at the World Cup of Softball X in Southern California and the International Softball Federation (ISF) Junior Women’s World Championship, which will be held Aug. 9-15 in Oklahoma City, Okla. The complete 2015 schedule for the JWNT, including exhibition games, will be announced at a later date.
Additional athletes may be invited to the USA Softball JWNT Selection Camp at a later date while additional opportunities for athletes to try out for the 2015 JWNT will be announced on November 3 via USASoftball.com. During the selection process athletes will participate in position drills as well as simulated games and be evaluated by the WNTSC.
This will be the first time in World Cup of Softball history that the JWNT will participate. The team will build towards reclaiming the Gold at the ISF Junior Women’s World Championship. At the last ISF Junior Women’s World Championship in 2013, the U.S. finished runner-up after falling 4-0 to Japan in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. This marks the first time since 1995 that an ISF Junior Women’s World Championship has been held in the United States.
Led by Head Coach Tairia Flowers (head coach at Cal State Northridge), the complete coaching staff for the 2015 JWNT will be announced at a later date. For updates on the USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team and events throughout the 2015 season visit www.USASoftball.com.