Welcome to the home of Western Collegiate Softball Association. The WCSA is the governing body for six elite western Canadian collegiate softball teams from Alberta and Saskatchewan post secondary schools. WCSA teams include the University of Calgary Dinos, the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, Mount Royal University Cougars, the University of Regina Cougars, the University of Saskatchewan Lady Saxons and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans. WCSA teams play within their own league, host and visit American NCAA and NAIA teams during September and October and then play down for the league championship. WCSA league champions then have the opportunity to play for the Canadian Collegiate Softball Championship.
Last year's Canadian Collegiate Softball Association (CCSA) National Championships was hosted by the University of Regina, October 5 - 8. At last year's championship tournament, WCSA's University of Saskatchewan Lady Saxons picked up a bronze medal after defeating the Humber College Hawks 10-6. The Lady Saxons battled wind, cold and a 6-1 deficit to win the bronze medal game in Regina. In the gold medal game the University of Western Ontario Mustangs avenged an earlier loss to Durham College Lords and successfully defended their national title in a 10-2 win against the Lords.
A pair of Lady Saxons picked up two tournament awards as Lindsay Hrycuik (below right) was selected as the top pitcher and Alyssa Nerbas won top batter with an impressive .625 tournament average. SAIT Trojan Callee Heywood was named the top defensive player playing all five games at 2B without commiting an error on 20 total chances. Three other WCSA athletes: Mallory Shalovelo (U of S), Jen Penner (U of S) and U of Regina's Chenelle Mitchell (below left) were also recognized as CCSA National Championship Tournament All Stars.
This coming WCSA season should prove to be no less exciting and successful. The 2013 schedule begins Labour Day long weekend on the Strathmore Ag Grounds Ball Diamonds in Strathmore, Alberta.
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