May 2, 2002
USA Softball has announced 20 additional players have been selected to participate in a team camp (May 30 – June 3, Chula Vista, Calif.) to compete for spots on two teams that will represent the United States in international competition this summer. Notre Dame freshman Megan Ciolli and junior Andrea Loman were among the additional 20 players listed, joining teammate Jarrah Myers to give the Irish three spots in the team camp.
Two teams will be selected following the team camp in May/June. One will represent the United States at the U.S. Cup in Honolulu, HI, (July 4-7), the Canada Cup in Surrey, B.C., Canada (July 16-21) and the ISF Women’s World Championship in Saskatoon, Canada (July 25 – August 4).
This will be the first national team experience for Ciolli and Loman, as Myers was a member of the USA Blue during the summer of 2001.
Ciolli has already enjoyed a solid rookie season for the Irish. She is currently batting .351 with 32 runs scored, 53 hits, three home runs and 17 RBI. Ciolli also leads the team in sacrifice hits with 11 and has stolen seven bases.
Loman has been among the top two hitters on the Irish roster throughout the entire 2002 season. She is hitting .376 with eight home runs and 30 RBI and is tied for the team lead with 13 steals. Loman is one of the best defensive players on the Irish roster as well, boasting just six errors this season at third base. She also has been playing with a broken finger on her throwing hand over the last four weeks.
Ciolli, Loman and Myers will all be in action against #18 DePaul on Thursday, May 2, at 3 p.m.