Five Korea-based soldiers — four assigned to northern Area I posts — have been named to attend the All-Army women’s softball tryout camp from Aug. 25 to Sept. 17 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., according to an All-Army camp message.
Two of them are All-Army veteran outfielders. Veronica Bangi of Camp Red Cloud played for the All-Army team in 2008, while Shannika Taylor of Camp Stanley is three-times All-Armed Forces.
The other three are making their Army tryout camp debuts: Lisa Marie Harris of Camp Stanley, a former collegiate fastpitch pitcher at Elizabeth State University (N.C.); Trina McGee of Daegu/Area IV; and Shaqina Smith of Camp Casey.
They and 20 other candidates will vie for spots on the All-Army team playing in the All-Armed Forces tournament Sept. 18-24 at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. Air Force is the defending champion.
Players selected to the All-Armed Forces team will next play at the Amateur Softball Association national championship tournament Sept. 30 to Oct. 4 at ASA’s Oklahoma City headquarters.