The National Wheelchair Softball Association (NWSA) is very pleased and excited to have assembled this outstanding team of accomplished players to represent the United States and compete in the 2019 Wheelchair Softball World Series in Kansas City, Kansas and the 2019 Japanese National Wheelchair Softball Championships in Tokyo, Japan. This is only the fourth United States wheelchair softball team in NWSA’s 43-year history to compete in a foreign country.
The 2019 Team USA represents many of today’s most outstanding and accomplished players in wheelchair softball. The team and staff includes three members of NWSA’s Hall of Fame, player’s with twelve awards for Most Valuable Players of the Wheelchair Softball World Series(WSWS), and many all-tournament awards at the WSWS. The team will be coached and managed by Keith Wallace of the LWSRA Hawks. Sue Dineen, of LWSRA Hawks, will accompany the team as a staff member and Tom Pugil, NWSA and ASA umpire, will travel with the team to officiate and train umpires. Congratulations and here are the members of 2019 Team USA Wheelchair Softball:
|First Name:||Last Name:||Class||NWSA Team:||Years playing||City:||State:|
|Ryan||Anthony||3||Minnesota Rollin Twins||17||Marshall||MN|
|Charles||Armstead||2||San Antonio Parasports||2||Killeen||TX|
|Jeffrey||Garten||1Q||Minnesota Flame Throwers||8||Bloomington||MN|
|John||Teegarden||3||Kansas City Royals||12||Olathe||KS|
|Sue||Dineen||Mgr.||LWSRA Hawks||Oak Lawn||IL|
I want to thank and recognize NWSA’s Assistant Commissioner of International Development, Keith Wallace, for his continued extraordinary efforts in making this team a reality. This announcement will be published soon to NWSA’s Facebook page and Website. Congratulations again on your selection to NWSA’s 2019 Team USA Wheelchair Softball. Good luck!