Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns DJ Sanders headed to 2017 Team USA Selection Camp

The five-day camp will take place Jan. 1-5, 2017 at Eddie C. Moore Softball Complex in Clearwater, Fla.

Sanders, entering her second national team selection camp, has the opportunity to make the roster for the first time. She was a member of the Junior Women’s National Team (JWNT) in summer 2015.

The 2016 first team All-Sun Belt and second team NFCA All-Central Region performer is one of only 51 athletes to receive the prestigious invitation to take part in the annual camp.

During the selection process, athletes will participate in position drills as well as simulated games and be evaluated by the USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Committee (WNTSC).

Athletes who make the 2017 USA Softball WNT roster will be competing at a Pan American Games/World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) World Championship Qualifier in Florida, where the U.S. will look to qualify for the 2018 WBSC Women’s World Championship to be held in Chiba, Japan and the 2019 Pan American Games to be held in Lima, Peru.

For the full list of invitees, http://www.teamusa.org/usa-softball/team-usa/women

Sanders saw significant increase in power (from four home runs as a freshman to 18) and run production (from 27 RBI as a freshman to 58) with the Ragin’ Cajuns during the 2016 season. She more than doubled her extra base hits total from her freshman season, finishing with 27 (8 doubles, 1 triple, 18 home runs) after 10 in freshman season and ranked Top 15 nationally in home runs per game and Top 30 in RBI per game.

In her previous international experience with Team USA, the Columbus, Miss., native hit .583 (14-for-24) with a home run, three doubles and eight RBI in helping the JWNT capture the Gold medal at the 2015 Junior Women’s World Championship (JWWC) in Oklahoma City.

The Ragin’ Cajuns, 46-9 during the 2016 season, are coming off a fifth straight trip to the NCAA Super Regionals and fifth straight Top 15 finish in the final polls. Louisiana begins the 2017 season with a 23-game homestand at Lamson Park which opens on Feb. 10 and features three tournaments, a Top 25 weekend series against Alabama (Feb. 17-19) and a midweek doubleheader with Baylor (March 7).

Season tickets are currently on sale and can be purchase by phone at (337) 265-2357, online at RaginCajuns.com using Account Manager, or by visiting the Cajundome Box Office in-person Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and extended hours during Ragin’ Cajuns basketball events.

For more information on Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball, as well as all of Ragin’ Cajuns Athletics, visit RaginCajuns.com. Fans can also follow along with the team on Facebook (/RaginCajunSoftball),Twitter (@RaginCajunsSB) and Instagram (@RaginCajunsSoftball).



Source- Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Sports Information


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