Michigan State freshman Charla Echols (Newnan, Ga.) has been invited to the 2019 USA Softball Junior Women's National Team (JWNT) Selection Trials to be held December 28-January 1, at the Eddie C. Moore Softball Complex in Clearwater, Fla. USA Softball announced the list of invitees on Friday.
Those athletes who accepted the invitation to try out will vie for 20 spots on the 2019 USA Softball JWNT Training Team roster which will compete at the USA Softball International Cup. The roster will then be trimmed to 17 athletes to participate in the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Junior Women's World Cup in Irvine, Calif. August 11-17, 2019.
USA Softball Selection Camp Invitees
During the selection process, athletes will participate in position drills as well as simulated games and be evaluated by the USA Softball Women's National Team Selection Committee (WNTSC). Athletes who make the 2019 USA Softball JWNT roster will look to earn a third-consecutive WBSC Junior Women's World Championship title, having claimed the previous two World Championships in 2015 and 2017.
The complete coaching staff and schedule for the 2019 USA Softball JWNT will be announced at a later date.
"Charla has certainly earned this opportunity," said head coach Jacquie Joseph. "She won a PGF National Championship this summer, which was a very large stage to show her talents. She rose to the occasion and delivering the clutch hits she did in that tournament had people talking about her. We're certainly excited for her future here in Green and White, and for the opportunities she's going to have to possibly represent Michigan State on a much larger stage. This is incredibly exciting for her, and very well-deserved. "
For updates on the USA Softball Women's National Team and events throughout the 2019 season visit www.USASoftball.com.