Jaquish, Hoover Named to USA Softball Teams
Asst. Communications Director
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – USA Softball released its rosters for the 2018 Women’s National Teams and two All-American LSU Tigers were named to the rosters. Former Tiger Sahvanna Jaquish and current Tiger Carley Hoover earned a spot on the 2018 Team USA rosters.
“We are very proud and extremely happy for Sahvanna and Carley,” said head coach Beth Torina. “They have dedicated themselves to honing their skills for an opportunity like this and we know this is just another great step for each of them in their softball careers.”
Jaquish was named to the World Championship roster, which is slated to compete at the World Cup of Softball and the 2018 Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Women’s World Championship, August 2-12 in Chiba, Japan. Jaquish previously played on the Puerto Rico National Softball Team in 2014.
Hoover will represent the United States at the Japan All-Star series and compete as a second National Team at the World Cup of Softball. Hoover previously competed on the 2016 Women’s Elite Team and participated in the World Cup of the Softball. During that time she was named to the USA Softball Collegiate National Player of the Year Top 50 Watch List.
“Sahvanna and Carley will be training and competing with the best softball players in the world,” said Torina. “I am so proud that LSU and the LSU softball community will be well represented on the national stage once again. We are already looking forward to supporting both of them and their teammates this summer.”
Assistant coach Howard Dobson will also be with the 2018 Women’s National Teams. Dobson has been involved with USA Softball over the past six summers. During his time with Team USA, he helped them to a Silver Medalist in the World Championships in Holland in 2014 and a Silver Medalist at the Pan American Games and the defending World Champions at the World Championships in Surrey, BC in 2016.
A total of 61 athletes were invited with 56 accepting the invitation. During the selection process, athletes participated in position drills as well as simulated games and were evaluated by the USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Committee.
The 2018 USA Softball World Championship roster will look to defend their Gold Medal finish at the 2016 WBSC Women’s World Championship while also qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. At the 2016 WBSC World Championship, the team claimed the 10th overall World Championship title for the WNT program.
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