U.S. Armed Forces Women win silver at USA Softball Nationals

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The U.S. Armed Forces Team captured silver in the 2017 USA Softball National Women’s Open Championship at the USA Softball Complex in Oklahoma, City, Okla. from 30 September to 1 October.  

Dropping their first game of the tournament to On-Point 12-2, the U.S. Armed Forces Women would bounce back to win three-straight to reach the Championship Finals.  

In the finals, Derby Girls defended their USA Softball Women’s Open Slow Pitch National Championship title after defeating All Armed Forces 16-1 in the Championship Game.  The Derby Girls were undefeated, outscoring opponents 40-5 throughout the tournament.

U.S. Armed Forces Women was led by the tournament batting and home run champion Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Brown (USS Abraham Lincoln), who hit .800 with 15 RBI and five home runs.  Brown, along with Airman 1st Class Kennedy Houser of  JB San Antonio, TX; Army Staff Sgt Erika Cintron, USAG Hawaii; and Tech Sgt. Schameka White of Pope AFB, N.C. earned First Team All-American honors.  

U.S. Armed Forces Women recovered from a disappointing 2016 performance going 0-2, after winning the tournament in 2015.  U.S. ladies have now medaled in ten of the last eleven tournaments, winning twice.  

The U.S. Armed Forces Women’s team was selected by a panel during the 2017 Armed Forces Softball Championship held at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas from 19-23 September.  Air Force Women took gold after going undefeated, with Navy winning silver.

U.S Armed Forces Women’s Team Roster:

SrA Hayley Nuno, Malmstrom AFB, MT - USAF
2d Lt Carmen Fowler, Nellis AFB, NV - USAF
A1C Kennedy Houser, JB San Antonio, TX - USAF
PO3 Jordan Brown, USS Abraham Lincoln – Navy
PO3 Alexis Anderson, NB Kitsap, WA – Navy
ENS Monica Shifflet, Boston, MA – Navy
SSG Erika Cintron, USAG Hawaii, HI – Army
SFC Janet Okoronkwo, Fort Hood, TX – Army
TSgt Schameka White, Pope AFB, NC – USAF
SSgt Erica Schroeder, Eglin AFB, FL – USAF
SPC Corrssia Perry, Georgia ANG – Army
LCpl Sheridan Sutton, MCB Camp Butler, Japan – USMC
A1C Megan Hinds, JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI – USAF
LCpl Quiozha Alexander, Camp Allen, VA – USMC
Cpl Lindsey Romagnino, MCB Camp Butler, Japan – USMC 
Head Coach: SMSgt Danielle Hirvela, Minot AFB, ND – USAF 
Assist. Coach: SrA Larry Bandy, Yokota AB, Japan – USAF 

For more information, visit www.armedforcessports.defense.gov.