June 26, 2012

(Ottawa, ON) Softball Canada is pleased to announce the list of players who will represent the Canadian Women's National Team at the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship, which will take place from July 4-9 at Softball City in Surrey, BC. The tournament will feature seven national teams who will be in their final preparations for the ISF XIII Women's World Championship (July 13-22) in Whitehorse, YK.

The teams who will be participating in the Women's International division of the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship are Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, the United States and Venezuela.

The athletes who will represent Team Canada at the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship from July 4-9 in Surrey, BC are:

Jenna Caira (Toronto, ON)
Jocelyn Cater (Delta, BC)
Erin Cumpstone (Saskatoon, SK)
Marina Demore (Richmond, BC)
Heather Ebert (Rosthern, SK)
Jennifer Gilbert (Saskatoon, SK)
Kelsey Haberl (Burnaby, BC)
Victoria Hayward (Toronto, ON)
Karissa Hovinga (Edmonton, AB)
Sheena Lawrick (Calgary, AB)
Caitlin Lever (Buffalo, NY)
Joey Lye (Toronto, ON)
Melanie Matthews (Surrey, BC)
Kaleigh Rafter (Guelph, ON)
Madison Schreyer (Winnipeg, MB)
Carey-Leigh Thomas (Ohsweken, ON)
Megan Timpf (Port Dover, ON)
Natalie Wideman (Mississauga, ON)
Jennifer Yee (North Delta, BC)

Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Mark Smith (Falmouth, NS)
Assistant Coach: Melissa Basilio (Pickering, ON)
Assistant Coach: Dave Paetkau (Abbotsford, BC)
Assistant Coach: Glenn Boles (St. Catharines, ON)
Team Leader: Lisa Down (Saskatoon, SK)
Physiotherapist: Laurie Freebairn (Maple Ridge, BC)

Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship - Team Canada Schedule

July 4: Canada vs. New Zealand (7:30pm PDT)
July 5: Canada vs. Japan (6:30pm PDT)
July 6: Canada vs. Venezuela (1:00pm PDT)
July 6: Canada vs. Australia (6:30pm PDT)
July 7: Canada vs. United States (1:00pm PDT)
July 8: Canada vs. Puerto Rico (1:30pm PDT)
July 8: Playoff Round
July 9: Playoff Round

Team Canada will also be competing at the US World Cup of Softball VII, which will begin on Thursday June 28th and conclude on Monday July 2nd in Oklahoma City.