Aussie Spirit Squad named for Invitational Down Under Series

Aussie Spirit Squad named for Invitational Down Under Series

Aussie Spirit Head Coach, Fabian Barlow, has named the squad that will be participating in the Invitational Down Under Series against the Japan Toyota Red Terriers, 19-21 February at Blacktown International Sportspark.

Coach Barlow has named 22 players from the 30 squad members who participated in the International Series against the Japanese and New Zealand national women’s teams last week.

The women are competing for spots on the Aussie Spirit team that will be participating in the 2016 Women’s World Softball Championship in Canada this July. Queensland has 10 players on the list followed by NSW 9, ACT 2, SA 2 and WA 1. Four of this team will be playing in the US Professional Fast Pitch League, Stacey Porter, Taylah Tsitsikronis, Vanessa Stokes and Chelsea Forkin. Kaia Parnaby and Stacey Porter will be heading back to Japan to play in their professional league in the coming months to once again face the Red Terriers.


Aussie Spirit Squad

POS Player State
P Kaia Parnaby NSW
P Amelia Cudicio NSW
P Sandra Holden Qld
P Justine Smethurst Qld
P Jocelyn McCallum Qld
P Vanessa Stokes SA
OF/INF Rachel Lack* NSW
OF Katherine Tye ACT
OF Michelle Cox* NSW
OF Georgia Blair Qld
OF Janice Blackman Qld
OF Erin Thras Qld
OF Jade Wall Qld
OF Leigh Godfrey WA
INF/OF Chelsea Forkin Qld
INF/C Taylah Tsitsikronis NSW
INF Clare Warwick ACT
INF Stacey McManus NSW
INF Alexandra Casey NSW
INF Jordyn Christensen NSW
INF Brenda De Blaes QLD
C/INF Carmelle Sorensen QLD
C Belinda White SA
1B/3B Stacey Porter NSW


*Rachel Lack and Michelle Cox were unavailable for selection due to prior commitments to their US University teams.

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