By Adam Morissette
(ISN) – OTTAWA-Baseball Canada is pleased to announce the coaching and support staff that will lead the 2015 edition of the Women’s National Team at the Pan American Games in Ajax, Ontario in July.
Long-time Manager, André Lachance returns to the coaching staff along with fellow 2014 members Christian Chenard (Pitching Coach) and Samantha Magalas (Assistant Coach). After a one-year hiatus Jean-Francois Lacroix will return to the squad as Bench Coach, while Sheen Bromley joins the coaching staff as an assistant coach. Penny Fitzsimmons and Raymonde Fortin round out the group in their familiar roles as Business Manager and Athletic Therapist, respectively.
“Our coaching staff is really looking forward to the team selection process and the unique opportunity of representing Canada on home soil during the Pan Am Games,” said Manager André Lachance.
From May 10th to 17th in Toronto, the coaching staff will have the opportunity to evaluate 30 players during the team’s final selection camp. From there, 18 players will be selected to represent Canada at the Pan Am Games where women’s baseball will be part of the sport program for the first time ever.
“The Pan Am Games will provide our sport with the opportunity to show what a tremendous product female baseball is,” added Lachance. “Our entire group is really looking forward to the opportunity to play in a such a high profile event.”
André Lachance – The only Field Manager the Women