Sept. 6, 1999
Current UCLA softball players Christie Ambrosi (Overland Park, KS) and Stacey Nuveman (LaVerne, CA) were among the 15 players chosen by the Amateur Softball Association/USA Softball to represent the defending gold medalist United States at the 2000 Olympics and the upcoming upcoming Bank of America/U.S. Olympic Cup.
Also chosen to the team were former Bruins Jennifer Brundange (Irvine, CA), Sheila Douty (Diamond Bar, CA), Lisa Fernandez (Long Beach, CA) and Dot Richardson (Orlando, FL). All four were members of the 1996 gold medal winning team.
Sophomore pitcher Amanda Freed (Cypress, CA) is one of five alternates.
Team USA Roster
No. Player Hometown Pos. Ht. B/T 11 Christie Ambrosi Overland Park, KS of 5-8 l/r 44 Laura Berg Santa Fe Springs, CA of 5-6 l/l 2 Jennifer Brundage Irvine, CA 3b 5-7 r/r 6 Crystl Bustos Canyon Country, CA ss 5-8 r/r 22 Sheila Douty (Cornell) Diamond Bar, CA 1b 5-10 r/r 16 Lisa Fernandez Long Beach, CA p 5-6 r/r 21 Lori Harrigan Las Vegas, NV p 6-1 r/l Danielle Henderson Commack, NY p 6-1 r/r 3 Jennifer McFalls Grand Prairie, TX ut if 5-6 r/r Stacey Nuveman LaVerne, CA c 6-0 r/r 20 Leah O'Brien-Amico Chino, CA of 5-9 l/l 1 Dot Richardson Orlando, FL 2b 5-5 l/r 42 Michele Smith Califon, NJ p 5-10 l/l 23 Michelle Venturella South Holland, IL c 5-10 l/l 14 Christa Williams Houston, TX p 5-7 r/r
Alternates Amanda Freed Cypress, CA p 5-8 r/r Teri Klement Ft. Collins, CO ut 5-10 r/r Kelly Kretschman Indian Harbour Beach, FL of 5-6 l/l Shelly Stokes Sacramento, CA c 5-9 r/r Dani Tyler River Forest, IL if 5-6 r/r
Coaches Head Coach: Ralph Raymond (Worcester, MA) Asst. Coaches: Margo Jonker (Mt. Pleasant, MI), Shirley Topley (Anaheim, CA)