Holly Speers of the Delta Heat puts the tag on a Minnesota Stars opponent at the 2014 Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship. Speers is one of six local players on the Canadian national team athlete pool.

Six selected by Softball Canada

Athlete pool announced for Women's National Team

A half dozen local players are among 42 named by Softball Canada to the 2016 Women’s National Team athlete pool.

The national team coaching staff will select 26 players from the pool to attend a World Championship Selection camp this winter.

Selected by Softball Canada are Sara Groenewegen, Holly Speers and Kyla Benz of Surrey, and Jocelyn Cater, Jen Yee and Kelsey Jenkins of Delta.

Groenewegen, Cater and Yee were members of the women’s national team which upset the U.S.A. 4-2 to win the gold medal at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.