OKLAHOMA CITY –– USA Softball announced the 2022 USA Softball Women’s National Team (WNT) World Games roster. Following a four-day selection process by the Women’s National Team Selection Committee (WNTSC), the 15-player roster and three replacement athletes will compete at the 2022 World Games this July in Birmingham, Ala., which will signify as the 2022 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) World Cup.
Previously announced by USA Softball, Heather Tarr will lead the Red, White and Blue as head coach for the 2022 season. The complete coaching staff be announced at a later date.
“I am proud of the selection committee in accomplishing the challenging task of choosing the 2022 World Games roster,” said Tarr. “This roster includes both experience and youth, and I truly believe this will be a team that our fans will love to follow as we compete for a gold medal at the 2022 World Games in Alabama this summer. I am so excited to see this team in action and we look forward to building on the foundations laid before us as we enter this era of USA Softball.”
2022 Women’s National Team World Games roster
The roster includes eight veterans from the silver-medal winning 2020 U.S. Olympic Team as well as three members of the 2019 Junior Women’s National Team (JWNT) World Championship gold-medal team. Two previous members of the USA Softball JWNT or USA Softball Women’s Elite Team and two first timers round out the roster.
During the selection process, athletes participated in position drills as well as simulated games and were evaluated by the USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Committee (WNTSC) in accordance with the 2022 Women's National Team Selection Procedures. Those Selection Procedures are available for viewing at USASoftball.com.
-- News courtesty of USA Softball