Hayley McCleney (USA Softball)


Behind The Scenes: Building Team USA Can Be Daunting Task


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Mike Candrea never took the obligation lightly. He knew selecting an Olympic softball roster not only determined the country’s success on the sport’s biggest stage, it impacted the dreams of dozens of players.

“It’s the second most difficult thing I have done in my life to raising children,” said Candrea, the head coach for Team USA in the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games. “It’s not fun and it’s hard. I don’t envy anyone in that room.”

As softball prepares[…]