Baseball Canada announces Women’s National Team Selection Camp invitees

 Photo Credit: Baseball Canada

Photo Credit: Baseball Canada

July 9, 2018

By Adam Morissette

Baseball Canada

MONTRÉAL - Baseball Canada is pleased to announce the names of 26 athletes who have been invited to participate in the Women’s National Team Selection Camp from July 9-12 at Gary Carter Stadium in Montréal.

The selection camp will be used to determine the 20 athletes that will represent Canada at the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Women’s Baseball World Cup in Viera, Fla., from August 22-31, 2018.

During selection camp, Team Canada will play a four-game series against squads from Baseball Québec’s Midget AAA (2) at Gary Carter Stadium and conduct daily practices. The final roster will be announced on July 12.

Athletes

Kelsey Lalor, Alberta
Nicole Luchanski, Alberta
Anne-Sophie Lavallée, Québec
Mia Valcke, Ontario
Kate Psota, Ontario
Jenna Flannigan, Ontario
Ashley Stephenson, Ontario
Niki Boyd, British Columbia
Amanda Asay, British Columbia
Claire Eccles, British Columbia
Allison Schroder, British Columbia
Emma Carr, Ontario
Kaitlyn Ross, Alberta
Hannah Martensen, Ontario
Emma March, British Columbia
Ella Matteucci, Ontario
Madison Willan, Alberta
Daphnée Gélinas, Québec
Stacy Fournier, British Columbia
Sophy Gagné, Québec
Katie Hagen, Nova Scotia
Elisabeth Gilder, British Columbia
Erica Ahad, Québec
Ellie MaCaulay, Nova Scotia
MacKinlee Kaulbach, Alberta
Carrie Jespersen, Alberta

Coaching Staff

André Lachance - Manager
Sheen Bromley – Third Base
Karine Gagné – Assistant Coach
Aaron Myette – Pitching Coach
Scott MacKenzie – First Base

Schedule

July 10

10am to 12pm: Team Practice                                        Centre Claude-Robillard
5pm to 7pm: pregame                                                     Centre Claude-Robillard
7pm: Game vs Montreal Midget AAA                              Gary Carter Stadium

July 11            

9am to 11am: Team Practice                                            Centre Claude-Robillard
2pm-4pm: Pre-Game                                                        Centre Claude-Robillard
4pm: Game vs LL2 Midget AAA                                        Gary Carter Stadium
7pm: Game vs LL2 Midget AAA                                        Gary Carter Stadium

July 12            

10am to 12pm: Pre-Game                                                 Centre Claude-Robillard
12pm: Game vs Rive-Sud 2 Midget AAA                           Gary Carter Stadium

Adam Morissette

Adam Morissette was born and raised in Ottawa, Ont. where sports were always a big part of his life whether it be baseball, hockey or football, including playing two seasons as centre for coach Pat Sheahan with the Queen's University Golden Gaels in Kingston -- Canada's first capital. Morissette has always have been passionate about baseball and has fond memories of attending Montreal Expos games with his father, Mike, and listening to his recollection of watching baseball in Montreal at Jarry Park and stories about Gary Carter, Rusty Staub and Steve Rodgers. Morissette could often be found in a near empty Lynx Stadium watching Joe Siddall, Bert Heffernan, Curtis Pride and Jamie Carroll soaking in a beautiful summer night at the ballpark. He was a member of the provincial championship Orleans Red Sox Little League teams also played with the Ottawa White Sox for the late Lyle Anderson and Todd Burke in OBA Midget and American Legion play and the Capital City Crushers (NCBL), primarily as a catcher. Has also spent time coaching Little League in Orleans and South Ottawa. He wanted to turn his passion into a career and enrolled in Sport Business Management at Algonquin College in Ottawa in 2007. After working for the Ottawa 67's OHL team as the Ticket Coordinator, Morissette jumped at the opportunity to become the Media and Public Relations Coordinator with Baseball Canada in 2010. He loves watching and reading about pro, college or amateur baseball and is a long-time subscriber to Baseball America. Morissette is thrilled about the idea of writing about baseball and is interested in covering any story that his car -- and time -- will allow him to cover.