USA Softball Unveils Pan American Games RosterTop Stories
USA Softball on Thursday announced the roster for the Pan American Games, which will be held October 29-November 4 in Santiago, Chile.
The 16-player women’s national team roster is the third and final of the 2023 season, which included the WBSC World Group A team and 2023 Japan All-Star Series team.
The roster, which includes 15 former and one current college player (Kentucky’s Erin Coffel), consists of:
|33||Mia Davidson||C||Mississippi State|
|32||Kathryn Sandercock||RHP||Florida State|
“These 16 athletes have continued to dominate in all areas of the game – whether it being at USA Softball-related evaluations, with their collegiate programs or on the professional level,” said WNT and University of Washington head coach Heather Tarr. “It’s a versatile group with a tremendous amount of experience, spanning from Olympic medalists to World Champions – and even a few former Pan American Games gold medalists mixed in there.”
The roster features players from 11 NCAA Division I universities. Washington leads the way with three players followed by Alabama, LSU and UCLA with two apiece. Arizona, Florida, Florida State, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Texas each have one player. Three-time defending NCAA champion Oklahoma has no players represented.
Team USA will be making its 12th appearance in the Pan American Games, capturing nine golds and two silver medals in the past 11 appearances. Team USA took gold in the previous Pan-American Games in 2019. The Americans have a 100-5 overall record in the event.
Assisting Tarr at the Pan American Games will be Tony Baldwin (Georgia head coach), Cindy Ball-Malone (UCF head coach) and Tim Walton (Florida head coach).