OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Former Auburn standout Kasey Cooper has earned a spot on the 2018 United States Women’s National Team, USA Softball announced Saturday. Cooper was one of just 17 chosen on the 2018 World Championship roster.
Cooper joined 16 others tabbed to the World Championship roster, which is slated to compete at the World Cup of Softball and the 2018 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Women's World Championship, August 2-12 in Chiba, Japan.
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 (WNTSC).
The 2018 USA Softball World Championship roster will look to defend its 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 Cooper and the team claimed the 10th overall World Championship title for the WNT program. Team USA also finished with a .436 batting average, 19 home runs, 80 RBI and outscored opponents 83-10.
A full list of National Team events, including exhibition games, will be released at a later date. Follow along all summer with Cooper and all of the USA Softball National Teams at USASoftball.com.