Team Canada Roster Named for VIII Women’s Pan American Championship

Published by Gilles LeBlanc

Published on July 24, 2013

  2013panamchamp.png(Ottawa, ON) Softball Canada is pleased to announce the seventeen (17) players who have been selected to represent Canada at the 2013 VIII Women’s Pan American Championship in San Juan, Puerto Rico from August 10-18, 2013. This event will serve as a qualifier for the 2014 ISF Women’s World Championship which will take place August 15-24, 2014 in Haarlem, Netherlands and also for the 2015 Pan American Games, which will be held in July, 2015 in Toronto, ON.

The Canadian Senior Women’s National Team recently finished fourth at both the US World Cup of Softball VIII in Oklahoma City and the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship in Surrey, BC.

Team Canada will also be competing with Argentina, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the United States in the Francisco “Paco” Reyes Cup scheduled for August 4-9 prior to the event in Puerto Rico. The teams will play a single round robin, followed by a short playoff round.

The athletes who will represent Team Canada at the VIII Women’s Pan American Championship in San Juan, Puerto Rico are: 


Jenna Caira Toronto, ON
Jocelyn Cater Delta, BC
Marina Demore Richmond, BC
Heather Ebert Rosthern, SK
Larissa Franklin Maple Ridge, BC
Jennifer Gilbert Saskatoon, SK
Kelsey Haberl Burnaby, BC
Victoria Hayward Toronto, ON
Sara Hopwood Richmond, BC
Caitlin Lever Buffalo, NY
Joey Lye Toronto, ON
Sara Plourde Fredericton, NB
Erika Polidori Brantford, ON
Victoria Rumph Mount Forest, ON
Megan Timpf Port Dover, ON
Natalie Wideman Mississauga, ON
Jennifer Yee North Delta, BC

Coaching Staff

Acting Head Coach Dave Paetkau Abbotsford, BC
Assistant Coach Alison Bradley Pinkerton, ON
Assistant Coach Glenn Boles St. Catharines, ON
Assistant Coach Ken Leavoy Vancouver, BC
Assistant Coach Erin Cumpstone Saskatoon, SK
Assistant Coach Rob Guenter Victoria, BC
Team Leader Lisa Down Saskatoon, SK
Physiotherapist Laurie Freebairn Maple Ridge, BC


Daryl Helmer AB

VIII Women’s Pan American Championship – Team Canada Schedule

August 10 Canada vs. Mexico 12:30pm EDT
August 11 Canada vs. Dominican Republic 11:30am EDT
August 12 Canada vs. Venezuela 11:30am EDT
August 13 Canada vs. US Virgin Islands 11:30am EDT
August 13 Canada vs. Belize 2:00pm EDT
August 14 Canada vs. Guatemala 4:30pm EDT
August 15 Canada vs. Puerto Rico 7:00pm EDT
August 16 Playoff Round TBD
August 17 Playoff Round TBD
August 18 Medal Round TBD

Click here to view the full tournament schedule

The tournament website can be found at


For more information, please contact:

Gilles Leblanc
Manager - Marketing and Communications
Softball Canada
(613) 523-3386 ext. 3105


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