Twelve players were named to the inaugural Greek Olympic Softball Team following tryouts in Plant City, Florida. The tryouts, which included both classroom and on-field sessions, took place August 21-25 on the grounds of the ISF world headquarters.
Thirty-two players of Greek descent were invited to the tryout -- 29 from the U.S., two from Canada and one from Australia. In late September, a tryout will be held in Athens for Greek nationals and those players selected will be added to the 12 selected from the North American tryout. After the Greek National Team is formed, they will conduct their first training session January 2-8, 2003, in Tempe, Arizona. Arizona State head coach Linda Wells was recently named as head coach of the Greek National Team.
Below is a list of the 12 players named to the Greek National Team:
NAME POSITION HOMETOWN SCHOOL
Alesha Argeras Infield Warren, Ohio St. John's
Jessica Bashor Outfield Coralville, Iowa Iowa
Lindsey Bashor Utility Coralville, Iowa Iowa
Krissy Chrisztopulosz Infield Aurora, Ontario York
Christa Dalakis Infield McLean, Va. George Mason
Jamie Farnworth Shortstop Upland, Calif. Long Beach State
Sarah Farnworth Pitcher Upland, Calif. Long Beach State
Stacey Farnworth-Katisikaris Catcher/3B Upland, Calif. Arizona State
Ginny Georgantas Infield Lockport, Ill. South Florida
Jeana Gevas Infield Vallejo, Calif. Benicia High School
Katina Kramos Infield Bloomington, Ill. Southwest Missouri State
Stephanie Skegas-Maxwell Pitcher Torrance, Calif. Nebraska
Go to the International Softball Federation web site for more details.