June 10, 2013
NORMAN, Okla. – Three members of the 2013 national champion Oklahoma softball team have been invited to take part in the 2013 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp, the Amateur Softball Association of America and USA Softball have announced.
Senior pitcher Keilani Ricketts, junior outfielder Destinee Martinez and sophomore infielder Lauren Chamberlain will take part in the camp, which is scheduled to take place June 10-12 at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Ricketts spent last summer with the National Team, helping the squad win the 2012 World Cup of Softball and also take silver at the 2012 ISF XIII Women's World Fastpitch Championship and Canadian Open International Championship.
Chamberlain and Martinez were teammates on the 2010-11 U.S. Women’s Junior National Team, winning gold medals at the III Pan American Championship.
The Oklahoma trio is part of a group of 32 athletes competing for 17 spots on the 2013 USA Softball Women’s National Team roster, which will be announced on Friday, June 14.
During the three-day selection process athletes will participate in position drills as well as simulated games. The event will be open to the public and also streamed live on www.USASoftball.com.
Following selection camp, the 17 athletes selected to the USA Softball roster will compete in three separate events in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Fans in the United States will get an opportunity to see the team in action as it looks to defend its 2012 Gold Medal at the World Cup of Softball VIII, July 11- 14, in Oklahoma City. For ticket information click here.
Following the World Cup, the Women’s National Team is slated to compete July 16-22 at the Canadian Open Fast Pitch International Championship in Surrey, B.C., Canada and August 5-18 at an International Softball Federation (ISF) Women’s World Championship/Pan American Games qualifier in San Juan, Puerto Rico.