By Maren Angus
USA Softball announced its list of athletes invited to the 2018 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp on October 11, 2017. A total of 61 athletes were invited and 56 accepted the invitation and will be competing for a roster spot beginning on New Year’s Day.
The team will be competing at the World Baseball Softball Confederation Women’s World Championship in Chiba, Japan, August 2-12, 2018, the World Cup of Softball XIII and select invitational events.
Athletes will participate in position drills and simulated games while being evaluated by the USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Committee. The 2018 USA WMNT will look to defend its Gold Medal and No. 1 WBSC World Ranking, a position it has never been in since the rankings were introduced in 2015.
There will also be an open tryout on December 31, 2017 and a select number of athletes could be invited to participate at the Women’s National Team Selection Camp.
Click here to see a list of the invitees: https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball/Team-USA/Women