The Greek Softball Federation Announces 2017 – Women’s National Team Athlete Pool

The Greek Softball Federation is pleased to announce the list of athletes who have been selected to the 2017 Women’s National Team Athlete Pool. In 2017, the Women’s National Team will compete at the European Championships in Bollate, Italy, from June 25 to July 1, and the ISF Jr Women’s World Championship, which will take place from July 24 to 30, 2017 in Clearwater, USA. The team`s 2017 schedule will be finalized at a later date.

“We are very pleased to announce our Athlete Pool for 2017” stated Women’s National Team Head Coach Tony Foti. “Our coaching staff, as well as our network of coaching colleagues from across the country, have provided great feedback on strong team and individual performances. We are excited about getting to know and working with these athletes in the coming months.”

“As we prepare for 2017 European Championship, as well as the 2017 Junior Women’s World Championship, we anticipate that many of the athletes named in this pool will be representing our Greece in international competition” added Foti. “On behalf of the Women’s National Team program and the Greek Softball Federation, we would like to thank everyone who was involved in this process.”

The athletes who have been selected to the 2017 Women’s National Team Athlete Pool are:
*Alexis Bazos – Outfielder – (University of Notre Dame)
*Steffi Best – Pitcher – (Cal Poly SLO)
Marina Demore – Pitcher – (Oregon State)
*Karas Foreso – Catcher/Third Base – (Eaglecrest HS)
Nikki Gialketsis – Catcher – (Sacramento State)
*Hailey Hanson – First Base – (Mater Dei HS)
*Anyssa Iliopoulos – Shortstop – (Rutgers U)
*Mary Iliopoulos – Outfielder – (Aquinas College)
*Ryan King – Catcher – (Marina HS/Middle Tennessee State)
*Anastasia Kali Kitsinis – Pitcher – (Chaminade U, Hawai’i)
Jenae Leles – Shortstop – (Arizona/Team USA)
*Giulia Metaxia Vitti Koutsoyanopulos – First Base/Outfield – (Capistrano Valley HS/Arizona)
Chelsea Lisikatos – First Base – (UNC Charlotte)
Samantha Lisikatos – Catcher/Outfield – (SUNY Oneonta)
*Mia Marinakis – Pitcher – (Bonita Vista HS/Cal State Fullerton)
Alexis Curtiss – Catcher – (Univ. of Buffalo)
*Olivia Markopoulos – Second Base/Outfield – (Boston College)
Demi Patonis – Shortstop – (Youngstown U)
*Sophia Patonis – Outfielder – (Ravenwood HS/Alcorn State)
Eleni Polites – Outfielder – (Illinois-Chicago)
Heather Rush – Pitcher – (TX A&M, Corpus Christi)
*Eleni Spirakis – Shortstop – (Santa Clara)
Loren Stavrou – Pitcher – (Farleigh Dickenson)
Zoe Stavrou – Shortstop – (North Dakota State)
CaraMia Tsirigos – First Base – (Indiana)

Kristen Wyckoff – Second Base – (University of South Florida)
Demi Turner – Second Base – (Alabama)
*Nikki Visvardis – Shortstop – (Lockport HS)
*Katie Vretzos – Shortstop – (Benicia HS/U of San Diego)
Giorgiana Zeremenko – Catcher – (U of Pittsburg)
Dora Skarogianni – Outfielder – Greece
Rania Zavitsanou – Outfielder – Greece
*Nicolette Papavasiliou – Catcher – (Eagle Rock HS)

Konstantina Panagiotou – Catcher – (Athens, Greece)
*Ciara Mardirosian – Catcher – (Domenican U)
Paulina Anasis – Third Base – (Northwestern U)
Christina Melendez – Third Base – (St. John’s U)
Malena Padilla – Outfielder – (New Mexico State)
*Chelsea Runyon – Pitcher/First Base – (High Tech HS)

*eligible for junior national team

Athletes named to the Women’s National Team Pool are eligible to be invited to Women’s National Team training camps and selection camps. The coaching staff reserves the right to add or remove athletes from the pool at any time.