The 40-member roster for Team USA women's baseball tryouts was announced last week. The highlight of the team's competitions will be the Women's Baseball World Cup in Japan in September.
The roster includes many names that will be familiar to even casual softball fans. Kendall Dawson, who was the starting catcher for the 2012 WCWS-winning Alabama Crimson Tide squad, is one that particularly stands out.
In a couple of weeks, we'll have an in-depth look at the US Women's Baseball team thanks to an interview with Alexa Maldonado, who was a member of the 2012 team and is again on this year's tryout roster.
Notable names on the roster include Jill Barrett, who is currently tearing up the NPF as a member of the Akron Racers; Dawson; Jenna Marston, a Mizzou grad and 2013 NPF draft pick that chose not to go pro; and 2012 holdovers Anna Kimbrell (UAB '13); Maldonado (Notre Dame '12); Clarisa Navarro (Arkansas '14); and Michelle Snyder (Florida State '09).
For a look at the complete roster, click here.