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SEC represented on 2022 USA Softball World Games roster

9 days ago
SEC Staff
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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (January 7, 2022) -- Seven current and former SEC student-athletes are among the 18 named to the 2022 USA Softball Women's National Team (WNT) World Games roster.

Monica Abbott Tennessee (2007)
Charla Echols Florida (senior)
Montana Fouts Alabama (senior)
Amanda Lorenz Florida (2019)
Haylie McCleney Alabama (2016)
Michelle Moultrie Florida (2012)
Taylor Pleasants LSU (redshirt sophomore)


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.

The 2022 USA Softball Women's National Team World Games roster includes eight veterans from the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team as well as three members of the 2019 Junior Women's National Team (JWNT) World Championship gold medal team. The roster also includes two athletes who have previously worn the Red, White and Blue either as a member of the USA Softball JWNT or USA Softball Women's Elite Team and two rookies who will represent the U.S. for the first time in their career. Three members of the roster have won a NCAA Women's College World Series (WCWS) National Championship with their respective university.

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.