Team Italy women's softball team gathers in Gradisca d’Isonzo prior to Euros in Friuli Venezia Giulia

Team Italy women's softball team gathers in Gradisca d’Isonzo prior to Euros in Friuli Venezia Giulia
Prior to the official roster being announced for the European Championship, the Team Italy women's softball team begins a week-long training camp in Gradisca d’Isonzo on June 20, 2021.

Team Italy manager Federico Pizzolini has selected 19 Azzurre women softball players for a week-long training camp in Gradisca d’Isonzo, where the roster will be trimmed down to 17 athletes prior to the start of the European Championship on June 27, 2021. Host Team Italy will defend the Women’s European Softball Championship title throne on the fields of Castions di Strada, Ronchi dei Legionari, Cervignano del Friuli, Porpetto and Castions delle Mura from June 27-July 3, 2021.   

It is anticipated that Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) President Andrea Marcon will reveal the list of the selected players on the Euros roster after the final cut is made on June 26, 2021.  

The following athletes are expected to report in Gradisca d’Isonzo: 

Lista Atlete NomeCognomeRuoloData di NascitaClub
1AbacherliBrittany NicoleOF04/07/1995Saronno Softball
2BirocciLisa AnnP/DP28/09/1982Friul'81 Softball Club
3Cacciamani IlariaP18/03/1994Softball Club Forlì/G.S. Esercito
4CarosoneEmily PatriciaIF14/10/1993Friul'81 Softball Club
5CecchettiGretaP24/03/1989Bollate Softball 1969
6CecchettiElisaC/OF21/08/1995Bollate Softball 1969/G.S. Esercito
7ComarVeronicaP05/09/1995Saronno Softball
8FamaAmanda LynnIF13/08/1989Bollate Softball 1969
9FillerAndrea MarieIF08/02/1993Saronno Softball
10GasparottoMartaC/IF26/11/1996Bollate Softball 1969/G.S Esercito
11HowardAndreaOF/IF12/01/1999Bussolengo Softball 2.0
12KoutsoyanopulosGiulia MetaxiaIF04/01/2002Bollate Softball 1969
13LacatenaAlexiaP21/10/2002Pol. Caserta baseball e Softball Academy
14Longhi GiuliaIF17/01/1993Saronno Softball/G.S. Esercito
15Marrone FabriziaOF10/10/1996Saronno Softball
16Piancastelli ErikaC/OF20/06/1996Softball Club Forlì/G.S. Esercito
17RicchiBeatriceOF16/10/1993Softball Club Forlì
18Sheldon MelanyIF22/04/1997Caronno Softball
19VignaLauraOF24/01/1999Softball Club Forlì/G.S. Esercito
 Last Name:Given Name:Position: 
2Candrea MikeSpecial Advisor
3 PalermiGiovannaCoach 
4La Rosa Zequeira Julio AndresCoach 
8CardoneAndreaPreparatore Atletico

Noemi Giacometti (Thunders & Dragons Castellana) will serve as bullpen catcher in Gradisca d’Isonzo. Forza #Italia!

by Roberto Angotti