May 6, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- USA Softball announced that sophomore Sierra Romero (Murrieta, Calif./Vista Murrieta) of the No. 10-ranked University of Michigan softball team has been invited to try out for the National Women's Team this summer at the team's selection camp June 9-12 in Lynchburg, Va.
Romero is one of four current college softball players that were recently added to the selection camp. Twenty-eight athletes, including former U-M All-American Amanda Chidester, will make up the pool of camp participants. USA Softball will trim the roster to 17 by June 22.
Nine of the invited athletes will have college eligibility remaining after the selection camp, including Romero. She is one of four current college sophomores invited to try out for the team.
Romero is leading all Division I NCAA softball players in batting at .511. She also ranks first in on-base percentage (.641), second in runs per game (1.25), third in walks per game (1.04), and fifth in slugging (.927). She is one of 25 finalists for College Softball Player of the Year.
Romero played for the Team USA Junior National Team in 2013. The squad earned a silver medal at the ISF X Jr. Women's World Championship in Brampton, Ontario (July 1-7, 2013).
As a freshman, Romero was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and Big Ten Freshman of the Year, just the second player to earn both accolades in one season (Sara Griffin, U-M 1995).
The Wolverines will open up play in the Big Ten tournament on Friday (May 9) as the No. 1 overall seed in Evanston, Ill. U-M will play either Iowa or Illinois at Sharon J. Drysdale Field beginning at 4:30 p.m. CDT.
Contact: Michael Kasiborski