OKLAHOMA CITY – Alabama softball is well-represented on the 2019 Junior Women’s National Training Team, which was announced Wednesday by USA Softball. Crimson Tide freshmen Montana Fouts and Skylar Wallace along with signee Lexi Kilfoyl are among the 20 athletes selected to represent the United States.
The roster was assembled following last week’s tryouts in Clearwater, Fla., where 42 athletes showcased their talents in position drills, running, hitting and simulated games. The 20 selected to the training team roster will compete in select tournaments and invitational events this summer before the final 17-player roster for the World Baseball Softball Confederation U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup will be finalized.
“We are really happy for Montana, Skylar and Lexi,” UA head coach Patrick Murphy said. “Getting a tryout invitation, much less making the team, is a huge honor. They will follow in the footsteps of many other Alabama softball alums like Kelly Krestschman and Haylie McCleney who have worn the red, white and blue. It’s the thrill of a lifetime.”
This is the first appearance on the roster for Fouts and Wallace, while Kilfoyl is one of three returning athletes from the gold medal 2017 WBSC Junior Women’s World Championship squad. Kilfoyl competed alongside current Tide junior Elissa Brown and sophomore Kaylee Tow on that team.
Alabama and UCLA are the only schools with multiple freshmen on this year’s roster, and the Tide is the only SEC school with a current freshman on the roster.