Softball legend Leah O’Brien-Amico will be guiding the Israeli U-18 Women's Softball National Team together Coach Yaniv Rosenfield.

The Israel Softball Association (ISA) announced that three-time USA Olympic Gold Medalist and Softball Legend Leah O’Brien-Amico will be the Co-Head Coach of the Israeli Women’s U18 National Softball Team that will compete at the U-18 Women's European Championship in Prague this summer (July 19th – 24th). O’Brien-Amico will join Co-Head Coach Yaniv Rosenfield who has years of experience building Israel’s youth softball programs.

Israel Softball Association Executive Director Ami Baran commented, “Coach O’Brien-Amico will be an inspiration for these young female athletes. Her extensive experiences as a three-time Olympic Gold Medal Winner and three-time NCAA National Champion with the University of Arizona, among many other achievements, will prepare this team to compete at the highest levels of international play. Leah is committed to helping Israel build its national softball teams’ program and will start by leading the U18 women players.”   

Nine women from the U18 team will have an opportunity to play together prior to the European Championship as part of “Team Israel” at the Triple Crown International Challenge held in Denver Colorado June 25th-27th, 2021. 

2021 Israeli Women’s U18 National Softball Team Roster
Kaia Glickman, Eliana Gottlieb, Riley Shubb, Morgan Tesser, Jenna Schwartz, Sydney Silverstein, Tal Evans, Siona Halwani, Courtney “Coco” Cohen, Maya Baron, Tihara Giagus, Inbar Alagim, Ariel Livni, Ruth Klein, Eliana Meister, and Shelly Kleiman.

Riley Shubb, Kaia Glickman, Sydney Silverstein, and Eliana Gottlieb - Photo Courtesy of ISA

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/ ISA press release