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Name: Kassidy Krupit

Sport: Softball

Position: Infield

Height: 5’5″

DOB: 4/13/2000

Hometown: Suwanee, Georgia

High School: Lambert

Team/Club: Eat Cobb Bullets – Schnute

College: Baylor – 2022

Other Career Highlights

  • First time Team USA member
  • Four-time Georgia All-State selection
  • 2018 Louisville Slugger Hit Club participant
  • All-American first team selection by FloSoftball and Extra Inning Softball

Personal: Parents are Elisabeth and Andrew Krupit…Dream job is to be the Head Coach of a Power Five softball program…Favorite movie is Stepbrothers…Biggest supporters are her Dad and Grandpa…Three words to describe her are funny, athletic, determined …On what it means to play for USA Softball: It means absolutely everything to me to represent the best country in the world by playing the sport I love! My dream is finally coming true…On what she enjoys most about playing softball: I enjoy the fact that I can play with players all over the country that share the same love as me, as well as creating lifelong friendships with them.

Collegiate Honors

Click here to see Kassidy Krupit’s collegiate bio

You can see these players at the U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup happening August 11-17th, 2019 at Bill Barber Park in Irvine, CA.

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USA Softball of Southern California is proud to have two of its own selected to umpire at the WBSC Americas Softball Olympic Qualifier in Surrey, Canada! Congratulations Christina Drumm and Laura Head!

Five umpires from the United States have been selected to represent the USA Softball umpire program internationally at the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Americas Softball Olympic Qualifier, a qualifying tournament for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Slated for Aug. 25-Sept. 1 in Surrey, Canada, USA Softball’s Cindi Brunot (Lantana, Fla.), Christina Drumm (Oceanside, Calif.), Laura Head (Signal Hill, Calif.), Geri Magwire (Reno, Nev.), and Steve McCown (Wylie, Texas) have been selected for the WBSC Americas Softball Olympic Qualifier staff.

Brunot (USA Softball of Florida) received her WBSC certification in 2011 and has since umpired at the 2011 World Cup of Softball (now known as the USA Softball International Cup), 2012 WBSC Women’s World Championship (now known at the WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup), 2017 WBSC Junior Women’s World Championship (now known at the WBSC U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup), and 2018 USA Softball International Cup.

Upon selection, Brunot said,”What a great honor to represent your country! I am so thankful and grateful to have been selected. I am looking forward to reconnecting with umpires across the globe that I have worked with at other international events, while forging new friendships with umpires I have yet to meet. I am also looking forward to traveling to another part of the world that I have yet to see!”

Drumm (USA Softball of Southern California) also joins the staff, having umpired the World Cup of Softball five times, in addition to the 2009 Chinese National Games, 2016 Japan All-Star Series and WBSC Women’s World Championship (2010, 2018). Adding to her international umpiring resume, Drumm said she was,”over the moon with pride to represent the U.S. and am at a loss for words.”

Adding to the international umpiring experience of the staff is Head (USA Softball of SoaCalifornia) who has previously umpired the Pan American Games Qualifier (2013), the World Cup of Softball twice (2015, 2016) as well as the 2015 WBSC Junior Women’s World Championship, 2016 WBSC Women’s World Championship and 2018 USA Softball International Cup. Echoing similar sentiments, Head said,”It is an honor to be part of such a prestigious event. To be part of the process of two teams qualifying for the Olympic Games is almost unfathomable. I look forward to the exciting games and representing USA Softball and USA Softball of Southern California to the best of my ability.”

Also having umpired at the World Cup of Softball is Magwire (USA Softball of Nevada) who has been to the tournament twice in addition to the Junior Women’s World Championship (2015), the Women’s World Championship (2016), and the 2017 Japan All-Star Series. Upon selection, Magwire said,”How can I describe my feelings at being selected to the Olympic Qualifier umpire staff? I’m so very humbled to be a part of such a select group of umpires! I’m truly looking forward to renewing old friendships made at past championships, making new friendships, and having the opportunity to work elite softball at the highest level. I know how much I am blessed to be part of this moment in time.”

Having traveled to work the most recent Japan All-Star Series in 2018, McCown (USA Softball of Dallas/Fort Worth) has also been selected to umpire the World Cup of Softball five times in addition to the 2016 WBSC Women’s World Championship. Appreciative of the opportunity, McCown said,”This is a culmination of years of time and effort. Not only by myself, but my family, who has supported, sacrificed and shared my ambitions. I’m looking forward to the level of competition and sharing ideas with a different level of umpires.”

Umpires are selected to represent the United States at WBSC-sanctioned events through their affiliation with USA Softball, the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States. To find out how you can become a WBSC-certified umpire, please visit USASoftball.com.

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Join USA SoCal Softball and Dick’s Sporting Goods for an Exclusive All-Star Memorial Day Shop Event

Date: Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27

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Valid at all AZ, CA, NV stores

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Name: Lexi Kilfoyl

Sport: Softball

Position: Pitcher

Height: 6’1″

DOB: 5/30/2001

Birthplace: Florida

Hometown: Land O’Lakes, Fla.

High School: Academy at the Lakes

Team/Club: Eas Cobb Bulletes – Schnute

Other Career Highlights

  • World Cup of Softball XII participant; Gave up eight hits, six runs (five earned) and struck out two in two appearances

Personal: Her favorite activities include playing sports, amusement parks, and hanging with friends…Her role model is Kaci Clark-Zerbe…Her goals in life include competing in the Olympics…Three words that her friends would use to describe her would be aggressive, caring, and determined…Favorite sport besides softball is volleyball.

Career Honors

2018 Florida Gatorade Player of the Year, 2018 Class 2A Player of the Year

You can see these players at the U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup happening August 11-17th, 2019 at Bill Barber Park in Irvine, CA.

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The official game schedule for the inaugural World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup has been revealed. Held August 10-17 in Irvine, Calif., a total of 62 games will be played across eight days as participating countries battle it out to earn the title of World Champion.

Click here to view the complete schedulefor the USA Softball WNT at the WBSC U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup

The 16 participating countries have been drawn into four groups. Competing in Pool A, Team USA begins opening round action on August 10 at 8 p.m. PT against No. 5 Mexico. The U.S. is also slated for matchups against No. 43 Botswana on August 11 at 8 p.m. PT and No. 15 Czech Republic on August 12 at 8 p.m. PT to close out opening rounds.

The top two finishers from each group will advance to the Super Rounds for an eight-team, round-robin schedule. The top two teams from the Super Rounds will compete for the World Championship Final while the third and fourth-place teams will compete for the Bronze Medal.

Team USA returns three members from the 2017 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team (JWNT) which took home the program’s sixth WBSC World Championship title. With an overall record of 116-14, Team USA enters as the two-time defending Champion and will look to become the first, three peat U-19 WBSC Women’s World Cup champion.

Led by Heather Tarr (Redmond, Wash./Head Coach at Washington), the 20-athlete training roster was announced in January following the U-19 WNT Selection Trials in Clearwater, Fla. The final 17-player roster for the WBSC U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup will be finalized later this summer. Joining Tarr on the coaching staff are Tony Baldwin (Athens, Ga./Associate Head Coach at Georgia), Cindy Ball-Malone (Orlando, Fla./Head Coach at UCF) and Tim Walton (Gainesville, Fla./Head Coach at Florida).

For updates on the USA Softball National Team program and events throughout the 2019 season visit www.USASoftball.com.

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Ticket sales launched today for the top international youth softball event

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today revealed the groups and tournament schedule of the XIII WBSC U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup, being staged from 10-17 August in Irvine, California, United States.

The biggest international youth softball tournament will be played at Bill Barber Park, showcasing 62 games across 8 days of global competition.

The 16 participating nations have been drawn into four groups:

  • Group A: Host United States (World No. 1), Mexico (5), Czech Republic (15), Botswana (43)
  • Group B: Japan (2), Australia (7), Italy (9), South Africa (28)
  • Group C: Puerto Rico (4), China (8), Brazil (14), Ireland (22)
  • Group D: Canada (3), Chinese Taipei (6), Netherlands (10), New Zealand (11)

The 3-day, 24-game Opening Round, will be played from 10-12 August, with only two games on Day 1: host USA will play against Mexico following the Opening Ceremony, while Puerto Rico and Brazil will meet to open the action in Group C.

The top two teams of each group after the opening round will advance to the Super Round, while the bottom two teams will play the Placement Round. On 17 August, the two Super Group nations with the best overall records will play in the World Championship Final, while the third- and fourth-place nations will play for bronze.

Ticket sales launched

Online ticket sales have launched, with single passes for the eight days of competition available. Daily tickets are valid for the day’s competition across both fields. Fans around the world can purchase tickets here.

The broadcast and live-streaming schedule will be announced in an upcoming news release.

To view the full schedule as well as all tournament information, visit the official tournament website, available in six languages (English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Traditional Chinese).

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Name: Madison Huskey

Sport: Softball

Position: Outfield

Height: 5’7″

DOB: 8/30/2000

Hometown: Cerritos, Calif.

High School: Gahr

College: Washington – 2022

Team/Club: Corona Angels – Tyson

Other Career Highlights

  • First time Team USA member
  • California Division II Player of the Year

Personal: Parents are Lyla and David Huskey…Favorite hobbies include are to watch TV, spend time with her people, and cook/bake…Biggest supporters are her family…Three words to describe her are humorous, honest and supportive …What it means to play for USA Softball: It means everything. I am so grateful for USA Softball and this amazing opportunity…On what she enjoys most about playing softball: I enjoy the people. This game has led me to some of the best people in my life

Collegiate Honors

Click here to see Madison Huskey’s collegiate bio

You can see these players at the U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup happening August 11-17th, 2019 at Bill Barber Park in Irvine, CA.

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Today marks 100 days to the opening day of the XIII WBSC U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup, the pinnacle youth women’s softball competition, to be staged in Irvine, California, USA, from 11-17 August.

This tournament will be the first-ever Softball World Cup event, initiating a rebranding process of the softball world championships into Softball World Cups. The first step was the presentation of the U-19 Softball World Cup new logo, that will remain permanent for the upcoming events.

The best 16 junior teams spanning all five Olympic continents will battle For the Title of World Champions at Bill Barber Park:

  • Africa (2): No. 28 South Africa and No. 43 Botswana.
  • Americas (5): No. 1 United States, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Puerto Rico, No. 5 Mexico and No. 14 Brazil.
  • Asia (3): No. 2 Japan, No. 6 Chinese Taipei and No. 8 China.
  • Europe (4): No. 9 Italy, No. 10 Netherlands (wild card), No. 15 Czech Republic and No. 22 Ireland.
  • Oceania (2): No. 7 Australia and No. 11 New Zealand.

Host United States and Japan have dominated the event in the past, facing each other in the last 10 World Championship finals, for a total of 11 combined titles. United States has won back-to-back titles in 2013 and 2015, for a record-setting six world championships.

Japan’s last world championship was back in 2013 in Brampton, Canada, for a total of five. Only China could break USA and Japan’s supremacy in this age-group, winning their only World Championship back in 1985, in Fargo, USA.

The WBSC U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup has been staged every two years and features the best youth players in the world competing on their National Teams for softball’s Official World Championship in the respective category. Starting in 2020, this event will change the age category, becoming a U-18 event.

The groups, official game schedule and broadcast details of the XIII WBSC U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup 2018 will be revealed in upcoming releases.

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Name: Frankie Hammoude

Sport: Softball

Position: Infield

Height: 5’9″

Hometown: Oakland, Calif.

High School: Bishop O’Dowd

College: Oregon State – 2022

Team/Club: Sorcerers Gold – Gabales

Other Career Highlights

  • First time Team USA member
  • 2017 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass First Team
  • 2017 WACC Player of the Year

Collegiate Honors

Click here to see Frankie Hammoude’s collegiate bio

You can see these players at the U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup happening August 11-17th, 2019 at Bill Barber Park in Irvine, CA.

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Four umpires from the United States have been selected to represent the USA Softball umpire program internationally in the 2019 season as the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) recently released the list of umpires for the U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup. Slated for Aug. 11-17 in Irvine, Calif, Leslie Anderson (Seymour, Wis.), John Baca (Santa Fe, N.M.), Mark Korras (Northridge, Calif.), and Erin Peterson (Seattle, Wash.) have been selected for the WBSC U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup staff.

Anderson (USA Softball of Wisconsin), Baca (USA Softball of New Mexico), and Korras (USA Softball of Southern California) head into this season after having umpired the 2018 USA Softball International Cup (Irvine, Calif.) while Peterson (USA Softball of Seattle) umpired the World Cup of Softball in 2016 and 2017, and made the trip to Japan for the 2017 Japan Cup.

“Being selected to the WBSC U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup umpire staff is truly an honor,” said Anderson. “I feel very fortunate to represent our country and am beyond excited. I look forward to umpiring some exciting and competitive softball from around the world as well as meeting, working, and developing friendships with umpires worldwide.”

“I am both honored and humbled for being selected to work this event,” said Baca. “Being able to represent the U.S. is such an honor, and is a sign that hard work and commitment pays off. I am looking most forward to working these top level games with other umpires from around the world, and having the ability to learn from them and make new friendships.”

“It is an honor and privilege to represent the United States because of the culmination of all the hard work over the years by my mentors and myself,” echoed Korras. “I am most looking forward to meeting and working with umpires from other countries.”

“I’m always honored to represent USA Softball on the international stage,” said Peterson. “Working the international game is a unique opportunity where you really see the joy and respect of the game. I’m really looking forward to the upcoming WBSC U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup and growing my international umpire family."

Umpires are selected to represent the United States at WBSC-sanctioned events through their affiliation with USA Softball, the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States. To find out how you can become a WBSC-certified umpire, please visit USASoftball.com.

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