By: SEAN BAROWS
TAMPA - Recognition for players on the USF softball team keeps coming after another successful season. Three players from this year’s team and one from last year’s squad have been invited to the 2013 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp, which will be held in Oklahoma City, Okla., from June 10-12.
Senior Lindsey Richardson along with juniors Sara Nevins and Kourtney Salvarola were among the 32 athletes invited to the camp.
Richardson led this year’s team and was third in the nation with a 1.09 earned run average, striking out 208 batters while posting a 12-4 record.
Nevins finished sixth in the country with a 1.20 earned run average while leading the Bulls in strikeouts (275) and wins (26). She also passed current assistant coach Monica Triner to become USF’s all-time strikeout leader, finishing the year with 804 career strikeouts.
At the plate Salvarola led the team in nearly every statistical category including: batting average (.331), runs (39), hits (56), home runs (13), runs batted in (43), slugging percentage (.633) and on-base percentage (.447). She also ranks in the top 10 in USF history in home runs (22) and runs batted in (118) after only three seasons.
Last but not least, former USF outfielder Janine Richardson also received an invite to compete for a spot on the team.
Richardson played for the Bulls from 2009-12 and helped lead USF to their first ever Women’s College World Series during her senior season. She tied for the team lead with seven home runs and was third on the team with 52 hits in 2012.
With four current and former players selected to the camp USF has more than any other school and is tied with Oklahoma for the most current players with three.
The 32 players selected to the camp will by vying for 17 spots on the national team roster which will be announced on Friday, June 14.
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