An additional 20 athletes have been selected to participate in a team camp, May 30-June 3, at the ARCO Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., it was announced by USA Softball. Theys will join the 22 athletes selected in January to compete for spots on teams that will represent the U.S. in international competition this summer. An additional 10-18 players will be added to the camp during the first week of May.

The additional invited players include Olympic gold medalists Sheila Douty, Danielle Henderson and Christa Williams, along with 2000 Olympic alternates Teri Klement-Goldberg and Kelly Kretschman. Also invited are 2001 U.S. National Team members Jaime Clark, Kim DePaul, Missy Hixon, Toni Mascarenas, Jarrah Myers, Nichole Thompson and Kellie Wilkerson. Rounding out the list are Sarah Beeson, Patti Benedict, Lyndsey Klein, Gina Oaks, Sara Pickering, Courtney Scott and Mackenzie Vandergeest.

Two teams will be selected following the team camp in May/June. One will represent the USA at the U.S. Cup in Honolulu, HI, (July 4-7), the Canada Cup in Surrey, B.C., Canada (July 16-21) and the ISF WomenÕs World Championship in Saskatoon, Canada (July 25-August 4).

The second team selected will be called the USA Softball Elite Team, and it will help prepare the World Championship team for international events by competing in scrimmages and exhibition games prior to these events. The Elite Team will also compete in the Canada Cup.

Below is a listing of the 42 players who have been invited to the team camp so far (current college players denoted by asterisk):

 Player                Hometown                 College 
Alana Addison Gonzales, LA Louisiana-Lafayette
Leah O'Brien-Amico Chino, CA Arizona
Toria Auelua Garden Grove, CA UCLA
Lauren Bauer Santa Ana, CA Arizona
Sarah Beeson Tucson, AZ Stanford
Patti Benedict Lamont, FL Michigan
Laura Berg Santa Fe Springs, CA Fresno State
Crystl Bustos Canyon Country, CA Palm Beach CC
Jaime Clark Tustin, CA Washington
Courtney Dale Fresno, CA UCLA
Kim DePaul Houston, TX Washington
Sheila Douty Diamond Bar, CA UCLA
Lisa Fernandez Long Beach, CA UCLA
Jennie Finch LaMirada, CA Arizona
Jaime Foutch Edmond, OK Oklahoma State
Amanda Freed Cypress, CA UCLA
Nicole Giordano Saugus, CA Arizona
Teri Klement-Goldberg Colorado Springs, CO Colorado State
Lori Harrigan Las Vegas, NV UNLV
Danielle Henderson Commack, NY Massachusetts
Missy Hixon Scottsdale, AZ Arizona State
Lyndsey Klein Roseville, CA UCLA
Kelly Kretschman Indian Harbour Beach, FL Alabama
Nina Lindenberg Anaheim Hills, CA Fresno State
Toni Mascarenas Garden Grove, CA Arizona
Jessica Mendoza Camarillo, CA Stanford
Tairia Mims Tucson, AZ UCLA
Jarrah Myers Carbondale, KS Notre Dame
Stacey Nuveman LaVerne, CA UCLA
Gina Oaks Alta Loma, CA Cal State Fullerton
Catherine Osterman Houston, TX Texas
Trena Peel Aurora, CO LSU
Sara Pickering Corona, CA Washington
Courtney Scott Clovis, CA California
Michele Smith Califon, NJ Oklahoma State
Britni Sneed Houston, TX LSU
Nichole Thompson Irvine, CA Arizona State
Jenny Topping Whittier, CA Cal State Fullerton
Mackenzie Vandergeest Newbury Park, CA Arizona
Natasha Watley Irvine, CA UCLA
Kellie Wilkerson Jacksonville, FL Mississippi State
Christa Williams Houston, TX Texas


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