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Medal record

National Anthem plays before a game at the 2007 World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City on August 22
Competitor for  United States
Softball at the Summer Olympics
Gold 1996 Atlanta Team
Gold 2000 Sydney Team
Gold 2004 Athens Team
Silver 2008 Beijing Team
ISF Women's World Championship
Silver 1965 Melbourne
Silver 1970 Osaka
Gold 1974 Stratford
Gold 1978 San Salvador
Gold 1986 Aukland
Gold 1990 Normal
Gold 1994 St. John's
Gold 1998 Fujinomiya
Gold 2002 Saskatoon
Gold 2006 Beijing
Softball at the World Games
Gold 1981 Santa Clara
Gold 1985 London
Softball at the Pan American Games
Gold 1979 San Juan
Silver 1983 Caracas
Gold 1987 Indianapolis
Gold 1991 Havanna
Gold 1995 Mar del Plata
Gold 1999 Winnipeg
Gold 2003 Santo Domingo
Gold 2007 Rio de Janeiro
World Cup of Softball
2nd 2005 Oklahoma City
1st 2006 Oklahoma City
1st 2007 Oklahoma City
1st 2009 Oklahoma City
Japan Softball Cup
1st 2006 Yokohama
1st 2009 Sendai
Canada Cup
Gold 1999 South Surrey
Gold 2002 South Surrey
Gold 2003 South Surrey
Silver 2005 South Surrey
Gold 2007 South Surrey
Gold 2009 South Surrey

The United States women's national softball team is the national softball team of the United States. It is governed by the United States' Amateur Softball Association and takes part in international softball competitions. The US team has been dominant in international play, taking the gold medal in three straight Olympics and six straight world championships. They won the silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. In the 2004 Olympics the team held its opponents to one run scored in 7 games. The lone run came in a 5-1 victory over the Australian team. It was the first run scored by an opponent against the US softball team in 9 games.

On March 26, 2008, the United States Olympic softball team had their 185 game winning streak snapped in a no-hitter thrown by Virginia Tech's pitcher Angela Tincher, who struck out 10 batters in a 1-0 exhibition win for the Hokies. The no-hit win proved something extra special in this case, as Tincher had previously tried out and failed to make the 2008 US Olympic softball team.[1]


Current team

The roster of the 2009 USA national softball team is listed below.

No. Name Position Hometown College
14 Monica Abbott Pitcher Salinas, California Tennessee
18 Chelsea Bramlett Catcher Cordova, Tennessee Mississippi State
7 Katie Burkhart Pitcher San Luis Obispo, California Arizona State
17 Ashley Charters Infield Beaverton, Oregon Washington
9 Kaitlin Cochran Outfield Yorba Linda, California Arizona State
28 Andrea Duran 3B/Outfield Selma, California UCLA
27 Jennie Finch Pitcher/1B La Mirada, California Arizona
19 Vicky Galindo 3B Union City, California California
36 Alissa Haber Outfield Newark, California Stanford
5 Ashley Hansen Utility Chandler, Arizona Stanford
23 Ashley Holcombe Catcher Fayetteville, Georgia Alabama
37 Lauren Lappin 3B/Catcher Anaheim, California Stanford
31 Jenae Leles Infield Sacramento, California Arizona
26 Caitlin Lowe Outfield Tustin, California Arizona
42 Stacey Nelson Pitcher Los Alamitos, California Florida
8 Cat Osterman Pitcher Houston, Texas Texas
10 Brittany Rogers Outfield Dacula, Georgia Alabama
29 Natasha Watley Shortstop Irvine, California UCLA

Head Coach: Jay Miller (Starkville, Miss. – Head Coach at Mississippi State)
Full Time Assistant Coaches: Gordon Eakin (Sandy, Utah – Head Coach at Brigham Young University), Ken Eriksen (Tampa, Fla. – Head Coach at University of South Florida), Barbara Jordan (Northridge, Calif. – Head Coach at California State University-Northridge).
Summer Tournament Assistant Coaches: Suzy Brazney (Buena Park, Calif. – Golden West College), Chuck D’Arcy (Sacramento, Calif.), Karen Johns (Whippany, N.J. – ESPN Softball analyst), Mike Larabee (Dayton, Ohio – Head Coach at Wright State University) and Patrick Murphy (Northport, Ala. – Head Coach at University of Alabama).




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