Fischer in 2012 USA Softball Women’s National Team
Following the three-day tryout camp in Ashland, Ohio, LMU’s Sam Fischer has been named to the final roster for the 2012 USA Softball Women’s National Team, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America announced Wednesday. In January, 12 athletes were named to the National Team and this week, 20 additional players attended the USA Softball Women’s National Team selection camp, competing for the final five spots on the roster.
The remaining athletes who were not selected to the Women’s National Team will make up the 2012 USA Softball Women’s Elite National Team and will face the National Team in a series of exhibition games over the course of the next six days in Summersville, W.Va. (June 14) and Ashland, Ohio (June 18).
Following the World Cup, the Women’s National Team is slated to compete July 4-9 at the Canadian Open Fast Pitch International Championship in Surrey, B.C., Canada, and July 13-22 at the International Softball Federation (ISF) Women’s World Championship in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.
Fischer has made 2012 a year of firsts for the Lion softball program as she earned the first-ever All-America honor for the program, was the first player to earn an invitation to try out for the National Team and is now the first player to don both LMU crimson and navy and USA red and blue.
Fischer finished her career setting nine PCSC and LMU career records, sitting atop the career charts for batting average (.387); home runs (65); doubles (51); RBI (172); runs scored (184); total bases (494); slugging percentage (.784); on-base average (.494); and walks (127). She also finished third on the PCSC and LMU career hit lists with 244.