Two Current, Four Former Bruins Named to USA Olympic Softball Team

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)


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Apr 01
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 16 - 6 (5)
Saturday, Apr 02
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 5 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 9
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Monday, Apr 11
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 0
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 5
Sunday, Apr 17
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Apr 23
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 6
Sunday, Apr 24
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 4 - 8
Monday, Apr 25
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 7
Friday, Apr 29
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Sunday, May 01
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 4
Friday, May 06
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 15 - 7 (5)
Saturday, May 07
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Sunday, May 08
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Rained Out
Friday, May 20
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Saturday, May 21
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4
Saturday, May 28
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 1 - 8
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 2 - 1 (9)
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 2 - 1
Thursday, Jun 02
vs. Auburn
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 3 - 10
Saturday, Jun 04
vs. Florida State
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 4 - 8
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