Congratulations Aaria Tawha & Pania Monk

A big congratulations to our Waikato ladies – Aaria Tawha & Pania Monk – Keep up the great work girls.  Now the hard part gets harder.  Awesome work!

New Zealand Junior White Sox
2015 World Championship Team  

Head Coach Kevin Gettins is pleased to annouce the 2015 JWS World Championship Team.  The team is a mix of experienced international athletes and younger players who are making their mark.  With the 2013 junior World Championship and the 2014 open womens World Championship under their belt short stop Mikayla Werahiko and pitcher Courtney Gettins are the teams most experienced athletes. Gettins is joined on the pitching mound by Amy Begg who is currently enjoying college life in Baltimore, USA and youngsters Chelsea Brunner who was awarded top pitcher at the U17 and U19 nationals and Kim-An Quinn a new recruit with impressive pitching statistics from Massachusetts, USA. The catching position is covered by Emma Houkamau and Zoe Tolhopf who have depth in other postions also. Talented infeilders led by Werahiko, include first base and back up catcher Kayla Rangiawha, Brooke Eden, Makayla Mave, Marcelle Parkes who can cover outfield and Mckenzie Giles-Martin who impressed for the JWS team at the Bev Smith tournament. The outfeild will be achored by Mereana Makea who has had an outstanding season for her club and province alongside experienced campaigner  Pania Monk, who can back up the pitching staff, and Paiton Koko-Lutau who burst onto the scene after a solid performance at the international Friendship Championship in 2014. Rounding off the team are players for the future in Aria Tawha and the surprise inclusion of Pallas Potter a 15 year old from Hutt Valley who demonstrated strong hitting at the U19 nationals. 

Coach Gettins is excited about the strength in the team and believes that "there is a good balance across many positions".  The team will assemble for a training camp in Hastings on 1 - 3 May 2015. The 2015 Junior Womens World Championship will be held in Oklahoma City from 9 - 15 August 2015.

2015 Junior White Sox 

1. Amy Begg - USA
2. Aria Tawha - Waikato
3. Brooke Eden - Hutt Valley
4. Chelsea Brunner - Wellington
5. Courtney Gettins - Hutt Valley
6. Emma Houkamau - Hutt Valley
7. Kayla Rangiawha - Wellington
8. Kim-An Quinn - USA
9. Makayla Mave - Auckland
10. Marcelle Parkes - Wellington
11. McKenzie Giles-Martin - Australia
12. Mereana Makea - Wellington
13. Mikalya Werahiko - Canterbury
14. Paiton Koko-Lutau - Wellington
15. Pallas Potter - Hutt Valley
16. Pania Monk - Waikato
17. Zoe Tolhopf - Auckland

Non Travelling Reserves

1. A'ieesha Setefano - Auckland
2. Aizaya Anderson - Hutt Valley
3. Alison Mohi - Auckland
4. Loran Parker - USA
5. Lucy McIntrye - Southland
6. Tyler Morrison - Auckland