Softball Canada Announces 2014 Senior Women’s National Team Roster

Published by Gilles LeBlanc

Published on June 30, 2014

  mapleleaflogo.jpg(Ottawa, ON) Softball Canada is pleased to announce the list of players who will represent Canada as members of the Senior Women’s National Team this summer. The athletes below will compete at the General Tire World Cup of Softball IX from July 7-13 in Irvine, California, the Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship from July 15-21 in Surrey, BC and the XIV ISF Women’s World Championship, scheduled for August 15-24 in Haarlem, Netherlands.

“We are pleased to have the selection process completed so that we can begin to prepare for our competitions” said Senior Women’s National Team Head Coach Mark Smith. “This year's group is excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and tomorrow we begin to prepare for the world championship.”

The athletes who have been selected to represent Team Canada this summer are:


Name Hometown
Jenna Caira Toronto, ON
Larissa Franklin Maple Ridge, BC
Jenny Gilbert* Saskatoon, SK
Sara Groenewegen Surrey, BC
Megan Gurski Dalmeny, SK
Victoria Hayward Toronto, ON
Sara Hopwood Richmond, BC
Karissa Hovinga Edmonton, AB
Caitlin Lever Buffalo, NY
Joey Lye Toronto, ON
Sara Plourde Fredericton, NB
Erika Polidori Brantford, ON
Kaleigh Rafter Guelph, ON
Carey-Leigh Thomas Ohsweken, ON
Megan Timpf Port Dover, ON
Natalie Wideman Mississauga, ON
Jennifer Yee North Delta, BC


Name Hometown
Chelsea Jenner Abbotsford, BC
Victoria Rumph Mount Forest, ON
Brooke Seneshen Winnipeg, MB

*Jenny Gilbert (Saskatoon, SK) will join the team following the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship.

Coaching Staff

Position Name Hometown
Head Coach Mark Smith Falmouth, NS
Assistant Coach Melissa Basilio Pickering, ON
Assistant Coach Glenn Boles St. Catharines, ON
Assistant Coach Rob Guenter Victoria, BC
Assistant Coach Dave Paetkau Abbotsford, BC
Assistant Coach Ken Leavoy Vancouver, BC
AssistantCoach Haylee O’Neill Winnipeg, MB
Team Leader Lisa Down Saskatoon, SK
WNT Manager Alison Bradley Pinkerton, ON
Physiotherapist Laurie Freebairn Maple Ridge, BC
Osteopathic Manual Practioner Don Griffis Vancouver, BC

Additional players may be added to the roster prior to these events. The coaching staff reserves the right to add or remove athletes from this list at any time.


For more information, please contact:

Gilles LeBlanc
Manager, Marketing and Communications
Softball Canada
613-523-3386 ext. 3105

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