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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You can’t spell “baseball” without “A … L … B … E …” … well, you get the picture.
Baseball Canada’s 2019 Women’s Invitational Championships – which pitted rivals from four provinces and a national prospects team against one another – have come and gone from Okotoks and Alberta turned in another impressive performance.
In addition to capturing their second straight bronze medal finish at the event, Alberta saw eight players chosen to participate in the national team’s three-day selection camp that followed the July 4-8 tournament at Tourmaline Field and Seaman Stadium. Of those eight players, five earned spots on this year’s Women’s National Team, including Spruce Grove sisters Carrie and Ellie Jespersen, Red Deer’s Kelsey Lalor, Edmontonian Madison Willan, and Kaitlyn Ross of Redcliff.
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She admits it’s been on her mind for a while.
But just days before her 29th birthday, Nicole Luchanski announced her retirement.
The Baseball Canada Women’s National Team star and Edmonton native is now ready for the next chapter of her life.
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With one eye on the prize of the 2018 Women’s Baseball World Cup, Canada has another eye on the future and it may not be more prevalent than by looking at the Alberta contingent heading to Viera, Florida.
Five Albertans make up the roster, including three first-year national team players.
While there is plenty of new blood, the expectation remains the same: win.
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Madison Willan’s multi-sport star continues to rise.
At just 17, she has won the Esso Cup twice with the St. Albert Slash.
And in the summer, she’s turned her attention to baseball, where she’s been gaining national attention ahead of the Women’s World Cup in Florida.
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