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Gilbert Earns Team Canada Roster Spot

   SURREY, BC - - Ball State softball junior slugger Jennifer Gilbert (McKinney, Texas/McKinney) is one of 20 players who will represent the Canadian Women's National Team in Oklahoma City this summer. 


   (Surrey, BC) Softball Canada is pleased to announce the list of players who will represent the Canadian Women's National Team at the Title IX 40th Anniversary Celebration Game against the United States (June 23 at 6:00pm CDT) and the 2012 US World Cup of Softball VII (June 27 to July 2), which will both take place in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

   The US World Cup of Softball VII will feature six national teams who will be competing in a single round robin, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico and the United States. The top two teams from the round robin will advance to the Gold medal games, while the third and fourth place teams will square off for Bronze, and the fifth and sixth place team will also play each other.

   The athletes who will represent Team Canada at these events in Oklahoma City are:

Jordan Beck (Vancouver, BC)
Jenna Caira (Toronto, ON)
Jocelyn Cater (Delta, BC)
Erin Cumpstone (Saskatoon, SK)
Marina Demore (Richmond, BC)
Heather Ebert (Rosthern, SK)
Jennifer Gilbert (Saskatoon, SK)
Kelsey Haberl (Burnaby, BC)
Victoria Hayward (Toronto, ON)
Karissa Hovinga (Edmonton, AB)
Sheena Lawrick (Calgary, AB)
Caitlin Lever (Buffalo, NY)
Joey Lye (Toronto, ON)
Melanie Matthews (Surrey, BC)
Kaleigh Rafter (Guelph, ON)
Madison Schreyer (Winnipeg, MB)
Carey-Leigh Thomas (Ohsweken, ON)
Megan Timpf (Port Dover, ON)
Natalie Wideman (Mississauga, ON)
Jennifer Yee (North Delta, BC)

Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Mark Smith (Falmouth, NS)
Assistant Coach: Melissa Basilio (Pickering, ON)
Assistant Coach: Dave Paetkau (Abbotsford, BC)
Assistant Coach: Glenn Boles (St. Catharines, ON)
Team Leader: Alison Bradley (Pinkerton, ON)
Physiotherapist: Laurie Freebairn (Maple Ridge, BC)

40th Anniversary Title IX Celebration Game
June 23: Canada vs. United States (6:00pm CDT) - TSN2 at 11:00pm CDT

US World Cup of Softball - Team Canada Schedule
June 28: Canada vs. Netherlands (11:30am CDT)
June 29: Canada vs. Australia (11:30am CDT)
June 30: Canada vs. United States (6:00pm CDT) - TSN2 on July 2 at 2:00pm CDT
July 1: Canada vs. Puerto Rico (5:00pm CDT)
July 1: Canada vs. Brazil (7:30pm CDT)
July 2: Placement Games - Gold medal game LIVE on TSN2 at 8:00pm CDT

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