SFU Softball: Taylor Lundrigan to compete for Canadian Junior Women’s National Team
By Steve Frost
Simon Fraser University freshman infielder Taylor Lundrigan is among 17 players selected to represent Team Canada as a member of the Junior Women’s National Team.
The team was selected following a series of three regional identification camps as well as a final selection camp in Cloverdale, B.C.
The Canadian Junior Women’s National Team competed in the Futures Gold division of the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship in Surrey, B.C, and will compete at the WBSC XI Junior Women’s World Softball Championship August 9-15 in Oklahoma City, OK.
“The coaching staff and I are extremely pleased with the outcome of this year’s final selection camp,” says Melissa Basilio, head coach of the Canadian Junior Women’s National Team.
“We have a well-rounded group of athletes and look forward to working with them over the next few weeks as we prepare for the WBSC Junior Women’s World Softball Championship in Oklahoma City.”
Lundrigan was second on SFU in batting (.327) and led the Clan with 48 hits and was second with four homeruns in 48 games this season. She finished two hits short of the Clan freshman record of 50 hits set by Angela Lichty in 1999.
SFU freshmen Taylor Gillis and Katherine Murnaghan and incoming recruit Samantha Ruffet were among the final 28 players competing for a spot on the team.