In the blink of an eye, Madison Willan has somehow turned into one of the veterans of Baseball Canada’s Women’s National Team.
The multi-sport star was just getting her feet wet with the program when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
But with a young core of players coming up, the team is leaning on the Edmonton product as it looks towards the World Cup in 2024.
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Ashley Stephenson is used to breaking down barriers.
Prior to the pandemic, the long-time Women’s National Team member transitioned into coaching.
However, Stephenson maintains her role as mentor, ambassador and trailblazer as she hopes to keep building the women’s game in Canada and abroad.
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Many young athletes have dreams of representing Canada on the international stage.
For four young Albertans, they took one big step towards that goal recently during Baseball Canada’s Women’s National Team Showcase.
They hope their performance was enough for them to get the call to the national team once an international event is once again organized.
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They all say it took them by surprise and that it was also an honour.
Baseball Canada quietly unveiled its four major award winners recently and three of them went to Alberta products.
We chatted with Kelsey Lalor, Ellie Jespersen and Nicole Luchanski about what it meant to them to be recognized for their contributions to the game.
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Let’s be honest. We know we will be watching more than just five players.
But with the baseball season fast-approaching, we thought it would be fun to gaze into our crystal baseball.
One undeniable conclusion: there will be no shortage of storylines heading into 2020 from the professional ranks right down to the community ball parks in Alberta.
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