USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team Selections Announced


Six current Division I players and 12 committed and/or signed Division I players were selected to represent the United States as members of the 2021 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team.

USA Softball announced the team – which consists of a 16-player roster and two replacement players – on Friday following a two-day selection process at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City.

The JWNT will compete at the World Baseball Softball Confederation U-18 World Cup in Lima, Peru Aug. 28-Sept. 5 and the Junior Pan American Games in Barranquilla, Columbia Nov. 25-Dec. 5.

The players selected were:

  • Maci Bergeron, Rayne, La. (LSU), Catcher
  • Alyssa Brito, Tustin, Calif., Infield
  • Valerie Cagle, Yorktown, Va. (Clemson), Pitcher
  • Raelin Chaffin, Bossier City, La. (LSU) Pitcher
  • Erin Coffel, Bremen, Ind. (Kentucky), Infield
  • Megan Grant, Bruno, Calif. (UCLA), Infield
  • Avery Hodge, Richmond, Texas (Oklahoma), Infield
  • Rylee Holtorf, Peoria, Ariz. (Washington) Infield
  • Olivia Johnson, Pearland, Texas (Washington), Catcher
  • Ashton Maloney, Liberty, Mo. (Texas), Outfield
  • Mac Morgan, Garden City, Mo. (Arizona State), Pitcher
  • Joecellia Roberts, Modesto, Calif. (San Diego), Infield
  • Keagen Rothrock, Whiteland, Ind. (Florida), Infield
  • Mia Scott, Angelton, Texas (Texas A&M), Infield
  • Keely Williams, Cibolo, Texas (Texas A&M) Outfield
  • Violet Zavodnik, Murrieta, Calif. (BYU), Outfield
  • Alissa Humphrey, Micanopy, Fla. (JMU), Pitcher *Replacement player
  • Karli Spaid, Chicago (Miami), Infield *Replacement Player

Due to the postponement of the WBSC U-18 World Cup, which was originally scheduled to take place in August 2020, the WBSC extended the age eligibility to allow athletes who were eligible for the 2020 event with the opportunity to participate in the rescheduled event this year.

Led by head coach Kyla Holas (Pasadena, Texas) and assistant coaches Suzy Brazney (Huntington Beach, Calif.) and Lisa Navas (Tarpon Springs, Fla.), the JWNT will look to claim a fourth straight WBSC Junior Women’s World Championship title, having won the previous three World Championships in 2015, 2017 and 2019.