Hoover Added To USA Softball Elite Team Roster
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – LSU sophomore pitcher Carley Hoover was added to the USA Softball Women’s Elite Team roster the Amateur Softball Association/USA Softball announced today.
The Clemson, South Carolina, native was one of six current collegiate players added to the elite team roster today, joining fellow Tigers Emily Griggs and Bailey Landry who were announced as part of the team back in February and senior Bianka Bell who is spending her second year with the USA Women’s National Team along with LSU assistant coach Howard Dobson.
Hoover currently leads LSU with a 20-7 overall record in the circle, sporting a 2.25 earned run average. She has struck out 207 batters in 171.0 innings of work, appearing in 36 games with 22 starts and two saves to her credit.
Representing the U.S. for the first time in their career, the additional six athletes to the USA Softball Women’s Elite Team roster will participate in a series of exhibition games against the USA Softball WNT in addition to the World Cup of Softball XI. The Women’s Elite Team will also participate in exhibition games at the USA Softball JO Cup in Marietta, Ga. This is the first season for the Women’s Elite Team.
Tairia Flowers (Tucson, Ariz./Head Coach Cal State Northridge) will lead the Elite Team as the Head Coach and will be joined by Laura Berg (Corvalis, Ore./Head Coach Oregon State), Kristie Fox (San Diego, Calif./head coach at UT- Arlington) and Gina Vecchione (New Rochelle, N.Y./Cal Poly Associate Head Coach), who will serve as Assistant Coaches.
Ken Eriksen (Tampa, Fla./Head Coach at USF) will lead the National Team and will be joined by Dobson (Baton Rouge, La./Asst. Coach at LSU), Trisha Ford (Fremont, Calif./head coach at Fresno State) and John Rittman (Lawrence, Kansas) as Assistant Coaches.
Members of the WNT will compete later this summer in the World Cup of Softball XI, the XV World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Women’s World Championship in Surrey, B.C., Canada and the Japan Cup.
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