OKLAHOMA CITY - After capping one of the University of Oregon's greatest softball careers, senior Jessica Moore was among 18 players selected to the USA Softball National Team for three summer events.
The Sutter, Calif., native and Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year was chosen by national team coaches based on her play at a selection camp last week in Oklahoma City at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.
The next two months, the squad will compete against many of the world's top teams in tournaments in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Following the World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City (July 11-14), the team will play at the Canadian Open Fast Pitch International Championship in Surrey, B.C., Canada (July 16-22) and ISF World Championship/Pan American Games qualifier in San Juan, Puerto Rico (August 5-18).
Joining Moore on the squad, Duck head coach Mike White will serve as an assistant coach on the staff for the second straight season.
The coaching staff will also include head coach Ken Eriksen (Tampa, Fla./Head Coach at USF) and assistant coaches Laura Berg (Corvalis, Ore./head coach Oregon State), Suzy Brazney (Huntington Beach, Calif./head coach Golden West College), Howard Dobson (Orange, Texas/assistant coach at LSU) and Karen Weekly (Edmonds, Wash./co-head coach at Univ. of Tennessee).
Three other Pac-12 players made the roster - California's Valerie Arioto and Lindsey Ziegenhirt and Arizona State's Amber Freeman.
Moore's All-America teammate Alexa Peterson - a junior catcher/designated player from Salem, Ore., - also played in the training camp last week in Oklahoma City.
More information on the USA National Team and its summer events are available at the www.usasoftball.com website.Moore wrapped up UO's greatest pitching career as the school record holder in wins (100), strikeouts (915), innings (903) and appearances (176).
Earlier this season, the #6 overall pick in the NPF professional draft was a Top-10 USA Softball Player of the Year Finalist, and a two-time National Player of the Week honoree in 2013.
Helping lead UO to its first Pac-12 title, the First-Team All-American also ranked 20th nationally in wins (27) and 38th in ERA (38th, 1.71). On Pac-12 stat charts, she stood top 10 in ERA (third), wins (third), starts (fourth, 35), saves (fifth, 2), innings (fifth, 200.2), strikeouts (sixth, 197), appearances (sixth, 42) and opposing batting average (seventh, .219).
2013 USA Softball Women’s National Team Roster
Valerie Arioto (Pleasanton, Calif/California 2012)
Lauren Chamberlain (Trabuco Canyon, Calif./Oklahoma junior)
Raven Chavanne (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Tennessee 2013)
Amanda Chidester (Allen Park, Mich./Michigan 2012)
Aimee Creger (Yukon, Okla./Tulsa senior)
Amber Freeman (Lakewood, Calif./Arizona State junior)
Lauren Gibson (Pasadena, Md./Tennessee 2013)
Taylor Hoagland (Flower Mound, Texas/Texas 2013)
Nicole Hudson (Webb City, Mo./Missouri 2013)
Destinee Martinez (Corona, Calif./Oklahoma senior)
Jessica Moore (Sutter, Calif./Oregon 2013)
Michelle Moultrie (Jacksonville, Fla./Florida 2012)
Sara Nevins (Pinellas Park, Fla./South Florida senior)
Keilani Ricketts (San Jose, Calif./Oklahoma 2013)
Kourtney Salvarola (Arnold, Md./South Florida senior)
Rhea Taylor (Buford, Ga./Missouri 2011)
Taylor Thom (Cedar Park, Texas, Texas senior)
Lindsey Ziegenhirt (Elk Grove, Calif./California 2013)
Head Coach: Ken Eriksen (Tampa, Fla./Head Coach as USF)
Laura Berg (Corvalis, Ore./Head Coach at Oregon State)
Suzy Brazney (Huntington Beach, Calif./ Head Coach Golden West College)
Howard Dobson (Orange, Texas./assistant coach at LSU)
Karen Weekly (Edmonds Wash./Co-Head Coach at University of Tennessee)
Mike White (Eugene, Ore./Head coach at University of Oregon)