U18 Australian team announced for 2020 WBSC World Cup

U18 Australian team announced for 2020 WBSC World Cup

Softball Australia are pleased to announce the U18 Women’s team to compete at the upcoming WBSC U18 Women’s World Cup to be held in Lima, Peru from 23 – 30 August, 2020.

The team has been selected following the U18 Women’s National Championship held at Blacktown International Sportspark earlier in January.

A number of players have been listed as reserves and will be invited to compete in the Canada Cup as part of the Aussie Diamonds Pathway Program.

Newly appointed Junior Spirit Head Coach Chantelle ‘CJ’ James will lead the team and be joined by a host of qualified support staff ahead of the World Cup.

James and her staff will aim to steer the Junior Spirit to a sixth medal in international competition to add to Australia’s swag of five bronze medals.

A training camp is scheduled to take place at the Australian Institute of Sport from 14-16 February.

The final team, with reserve list, is listed below:

Final Team
Neve Adams SA
Ryleigh Arnott NSW
Brooke Clappinson WA
Mackayla Denney WA
Amelia Fidge SA
Amaya Foxover Qld
Mia Gilmore NSW
Ashlee Harwood WA
Jessie Keech SA
Hirari Kurihara Qld
Olivia Kuzminski WA
Stephanie Lowe Qld
Aislinn Morris WA
Charli Orsini NSW
Jessica Rohde Qld
Karah Schultz SA

Zali Adams SA
Madi Baker NSW
Indigo Beck De Silva SA
Alyssa Charter-Smith NSW*
Jayde Jensen NSW
Sophie Lawrence Qld
Isabella Lorenzo NSW
Alyssa Mighell NSW
Aroha Munroe SA
Mackenzie Peebles Qld
Paige Smith WA
Zali Summers Qld
Willow Swinbourn WA
Caitlin Wilde NSW

*Alyssa represented Softball Victoria at the 2020 U18 Women’s National Championship