Pitcher Chelsea Thomas and Team USA will look to improve off last year's Silver Medal at the 2012 Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship.

Pitcher Chelsea Thomas and Team USA will look to improve off last year's Silver Medal at the 2012 Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship.

2012 roster finalized for Team USA Softball

The ASA has announced the final roster for the 2012 U.S.A. Women's National Team, which comes to South Surrey from July 4-9.



The United States came second at last year’s Canadian Open Fastpitch Championship, suffering a shocking and devastating 7-0 loss to Japan in the gold medal final.

On Wednesday, the Amateur Softball Association of America announced the final roster for the 2012 U.S.A. Women’s National Team. The 17-player roster will take the field in the Women’s International division in this year’s Canadian Open at South Surrey’s Softball City.

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*Valerie Arioto (Pleasanton, Calif./Cal senior)

*Kaitlin Cochran (Yorba Linda, Calif./Arizona State 2009)

*Lauren Gibson (Pasadena, Md./Tennessee junior)

*Ashley Holcombe (Fayetteville, Ga./Alabama 2009)

*Molly Johnson (Tucson, Ariz./Kentucky 2010)

*Stacy May-Johnson (Reno, Nev./Iowa 2006)

*Jenae Leles (Sacramento, Calif./Arizona 2009)

*Michelle Moultrie (Jacksonville, Fla./Florida senior)

*Keilani Ricketts (San Jose, Calif./Oklahoma junior)

*Jordan Taylor (Valencia, Calif./Michigan 2011)

*Rhea Taylor (Buford, Ga./Missouri 2011)

*Chelsea Thomas (Pleasantville, Iowa/Missouri junior)

Amanda Chidester (Allen Park, Mich./Michigan 2012)

Sam Fischer (Simi Valley, Calif./Loyola Marymount 2012)

Christi Orgeron (New Orleans, La./Louisiana Lafayette 2012)

Jessica Shults (Valencia, Calif./Oklahoma senior)

Jackie Traina (Naples, Fla./Alabama junior)

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*notes players who were selected in January