Softball Canada announces 2017 Junior Women’s National Team Roster

(Ottawa, ON) Softball Canada is pleased to announce the list of athletes who have been selected to represent Canada this summer at the Canada Cup and the 2017 WBSC Junior Women’s Softball World Championship from July 24 to 30 in Clearwater, Florida. The final roster has been determined following a Selection Camp held in Cloverdale, BC earlier this month.

The Canadian Junior Women’s National Team will gather in Surrey, BC to compete in the Canada Cup July 8-16 before heading to Clearwater for the World Championship.

Team Canada matched its all-time best finish of fourth at the previous Junior Women’s World Championship held in Oklahoma City in 2015. The United States won the Gold medal, with Japan taking Silver and Puerto Rico earning Bronze.

The athletes who will represent Canada as members of the 2017 Junior Women’s National Softball Team are:


First Name Last Name Hometown
Emma Adams Rockwood, Ont.
Brianna Aguilar Beaucage Fort McMurray, Alta.
Sarah Benn Oakville, Ont.
Kara Bilodeau Cumming, Ga.
Danielle de Ruiter Surrey, B.C.
Hannah Finkelstein Richmond, B.C.
Abbey Fortin Langley, B.C.
Zoe Hicks Boissevain, Man.
Alexis Huggart Treherne, Man.
Rebecca Jones Toronto, Ont.
Cassie Matlock Edmonton, Alta.
Grace Messmer Surrey, B.C.
Becki Monaghan Spruce Grove, Alta.
Elizabeth Murphy Maple Ridge, B.C.
Maria Palmegiani Surrey, B.C.
Nicole Rivait Oakville, Ont.
Allyse Volpe Toronto, Ont.

Athletes returning from the 2015 Junior Women’s National Team


First Name Last Name Hometown
Amanda Janes Brampton, Ont.
Amber Schneider Stonewall, Man.

Coaching Staff

Position Name Hometown
Head Coach Keith Mackintosh Melfort, Sask.
Assistant Coach Trevor Ethier Saskatoon, Sask.
Assistant Coach Rob Guenter Victoria, B.C.
Assistant Coach Haylee O’Neill Oakville, Man.
Video Coach Glenn Boles St. Catharines, Ont.
Athletic Therapist Nikki Antonopoulos Caledon, Ont.
Team Manager Tiffany Jordan Guelph, Ont.


For more information, please contact:

Gilles LeBlanc
Manager – Marketing & Communications
Softball Canada
p: (613) 523-3386 ext. 3105 | m: (613) 795-1996
w: | e: