Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Groenewegen, Hayward, Salling Headline Canadian National Team Roster

Former Minnesota ace Sara Groenewegen, newly-announced Maryland assistant coach Victoria Hayward, and longtime pro star Jenn Salling headlined the Canadian National Team roster as announced on Wednesday.

Sara Groenewegen will lead Team
Canada once again this summer.
Groenewegen, who also has spent a portion of her summer playing for the NPF's Akron Racers, will headline a pitching staff that also includes Syracuse great Jenna Caira and UMass star alum Sara Plourde, among others.

Hayward, the former Washington Huskies star outfielder, is one of several college coaches on the playing roster for the Canucks, a number that also includes Virginia assistant coach Kaleigh Rafter, Minnesota volunteer assistant Karissa Hovinga, and Salling, who is on staff at her alma mater.

The roster is not void of active college players, as Kent State slugging shortstop Holly Speers and Wisconsin stud Kelsey Jenkins also made the roster.

Rounding out the roster were, in alphabetical order, Sarah Chow; Larissa Franklin; Joey Lye; Erika Polidori; Carey-Leigh Vyse; and Natalie Wideman.

The 15-member roster was selected from a list of thirty-six athletes that competed in a selection camp process.

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