Canada Looks to Defend Gold Medal at Lima 2019 Pan American Games

2019 Pan Am Games

Lima, Peru – The Canadian Women’s National Softball Team will begin its quest to defend its 2015 Pan American Games Gold medal at this year’s event in Peru. Team Canada will open the tournament against Puerto Rico at 10:00am local time (11:00am EDT) on Sunday, August 4.

Team Canada is coming off back-to-back bronze medal finishes at the WBSC Women’s Softball World Championships in 2016 and 2018 and will be competing in the WBSC Softball Americas – Qualification Event for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020 from August 25 to September 1. They recently completed their inaugural season as the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league.

The softball competition at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games will be played from August 4-10 at the Villa María Del Triunfo Sports Center and will feature a total of six teams – Canada, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, the United States and Venezuela. The teams will play a full round robin, with the top four teams advancing to the Page playoff.

Live scoring will be available through the Lima 2019 website. Streaming for some games may be available at https://www.cbc.ca/sports/broadcast.

ATHLETES

FIRST NAME LAST NAME HOMETOWN
Jenna Caira Toronto, Ont.
Emma Entzminger Victoria, B.C.
Larissa Franklin Maple Ridge, B.C.
Jennifer Gilbert Saskatoon, Sask.
Sara Groenewegen Surrey, B.C.
Victoria Hayward Toronto, Ont.
Danielle Lawrie Langley, B.C.
Janet Leung Mississauga, Ont.
Joey Lye Toronto, Ont.
Erika Polidori Brantford, Ont.
Morgan Rackel Calgary, Alb.
Kaleigh Rafter Guelph, Ont.
Jennifer Salling Port Coquitlam, B.C.
Holly Speers Surrey, B.C.
Natalie Wideman Mississauga, Ont.

COACHING STAFF

POSITION NAME HOMETOWN
Head Coach Mark Smith Falmouth, N.S.
Assistant Coach Melissa Basilio Oshawa, Ont.
Assistant Coach Russell Cooper Tahiti Bay, NZL
Assistant Coach Chris Jones Oshawa, Ont.
Athletic Therapist Natalie Ghobrial Toronto, Ont.
Mental Performance Lauren Tashman Pennington, N.J.
Performance Analyst Carolyn Taylor Winnipeg, Man.
Strength & Conditioning Scott Willgress Halifax, N.S.

SCHEDULE

DATE GAME TIME
August 4 Canada vs. Puerto Rico 10:00am PET
August 5 Canada vs. Venezuela 13:00am PET
August 6 Canada vs. United States 10:00am PET
August 7 Canada vs. Peru 4:00pm PET
August 8 Canada vs. Mexico 1:00pm PET
August 9 Playoff Round TBD
August 10 Medal Round TBD

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