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Greenwood, Foxx in camp with Team USA

ST. PAUL, Minn. – USA Baseball today announced its roster for the 2022 Women’s National Team Training Camp, following the conclusion of the 2022 Women’s National Open, the primary identification event for the Women’s National Team. The roster is made up of 40 women from 21 states across the United States.

Training Camp begans Thursday and will consist of workouts and a series of three intrasquad games at the Neiman Sports Complex in St. Paul, Minn., and Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, in Minneapolis. The final 20-woman roster will be announced on Sunday.

The Women’s National Team will then travel to Thunder Bay, Ontario, for a five-game friendship series with Canada at Baseball Central from July 28-August 1.

“The talent at this year’s Women’s National Open was very competitive, so narrowing the field down to forty was a difficult task,” said women’s national team program director Ann Claire Roberson. “We are very excited to have these players continuing on in the process this week to compete for a spot on this year’s Women’s National Team.

“Our staff feels this is not only a talented group but also a group of individuals that would represent our country well both on and off the field.”

In total, 13 alumnae of the Women’s National Team will once again compete for a chance to wear the red, white, and blue in 2022, and all 13 helped the United States win a gold medal at the 2019 COPABE Women’s Pan-American Championships.

The roster is highlighted by Malaika Underwood, who holds the record for most appearances on a USA Baseball national team, having represented the U.S. nine times. Additionally, Marti Sementelli and Anna Kimbrell have been members of a national team eight times, while Jade GortarezMeggie Meidlinger, and Kelsie Whitmore are all five-time national team alumnae.

Eleven athletes on the Training Camp roster are new to the Women’s National Team Program in 2022, while 28 have participated in a Women’s National Development Program in prior years.

This year’s Women’s National Team manager is five-time Team USA player Veronica Alvarez. She will coach alongside assistant coaches Manny Crespo, Sr. and Alex Oglesby, and pitching coach Reynol Mendoza. Additionally, Lou Colon, Manny Crespo, Jr., Jenny Dalton-Hill, Tamara Holmes, Mike Kinkade, and Jim Koerner will serve as coaches for the Women’s National Team Training Camp.

The 2022 Women’s National Team Training Camp Roster is as follows:

  • ^Jillian Albayati; RHP/INF; Anaheim, Calif.
  • Sierra Baldwin; C/UTIL; Lawton, Mich.
  • ^Jamie Baum; RHP/UTIL; Los Altos, Calif.
  • ^Kaija Bazzano; INF/OF; Sebastopol, Calif.
  • *^Denae Benites; INF/RHP; Las Vegas, Nev.
  • ^Paloma Benach; LHP; Washington, D.C.
  • ^Elise Berger; RHP/INF; Shelburne, Vt.
  • *^Kate Blunt; RHP/INF; Ladera Ranch, Calif.
  • ^Olivia Bricker; LHP/OF; Cincinnati, Ohio
  • ^Janelle Calvet; UTIL/RHP; Deerfield Beach, Fla.
  • Nadia Diaz; RHP/INF; Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Niki Eckert; LHP/OF; Englewood, N.J.
  • Maggie Foxx; C/INF; Bedford, N.H.
  • *^Jade Gortarez; INF/RHP; Riverside, Calif.
  • ^Beth Greenwood; C/UTIL; Amherst, N.H.
  • *^Alex Hugo; INF/OF; Olathe, Kan.
  • *^Alexia Jorge; C/INF; Lyndhurst, N.J.
  • ^Skylar Kaplan; OF/RHP; Glen Burnie, Md.
  • *^Anna Kimbrell; C; Fort Mill, S.C.
  • *^Kylee Lahners; INF; Laguna Hills, Calif.
  • *^Ashton Lansdell; INF/RHP; Marietta, Ga.
  • Jasmine Mack; C/INF; Whitsett, N.C.
  • ^Alana Martinez; INF/OF; Cooper City, Fla.
  • ^Meredith McFadden; C/UTIL; Charlotte, N.C.
  • *^Meggie Meidlinger; RHP/INF; Sterling, Va.
  • Luciana Moreno; INF/UTIL; Sun Prairie, Wis.
  • Angelique Nieves; INF/RHP; Perth Amboy, N.J.
  • ^Maggie Paulovich; INF/C; Albany, Calif.
  • Valerie Perez; INF/UTIL; Corpus Christi, Texas
  • ^Olivia Pichardo; RHP/OF; Forest Hills, N.Y.
  • ^Aspen Robinson; OF/UTIL; Folsom, Calif.
  • Della Romano; RHP/INF; Chicago, Ill.
  • ^Remi Schaber; INF/RHP; Cordova, Tenn.
  • *^Marti Sementelli; RHP; West Newton, Mass.
  • Ella Strickland; INF/UTIL; Saint Louis, Mo.
  • *^Sara Tobias; RHP/OF; New York, N.Y.
  • *^Malaika Underwood; IF; San Diego, Calif.
  • *^Kelsie Whitmore; OF/RHP; Temecula, Calif.
  • Lily Woodworth; INF/OF; South Glastonbury, Conn.
  • Sadie Zion; INF; Carmel, N.Y.

* denotes national team alumna
^ denotes National Team Development Program participant


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