Coaches Corey Vyner and Nikki Palmer will be guiding the Israeli Women's National Team to the Women's European Championship aiming for a spot for the 2022 World Games in Birmingham, Alabama.

The Israel Softball Association (ISA) announced the coaches and roster for the 2021 Women’s National Softball Team that will compete at the Women's European Championship in Italy this summer (June 27th – July 3rd, 2021).

Building on the 2019 team, which finished 9th at the Women's European Championship, ISA Executive Director Ami Baran said: “each year we challenge ourselves to get better, to do better, and to reach goals that we have not reached before. This time around, it is to qualify for the 2022 World Games in Birmingham, Alabama, with a top finish at the European Championship.".

Corey Vyner of Israel Softball and Nikki Palmer, Head Coach of the University of California Riverside, has been named Co-Head Coaches of the team competing at the 2021 European Championships in Italy.
“I am truly humbled to be a part of this program and hope to help build the game of Softball in Israel,” said Co-Head Coach Palmer.
Co-Head Coach Corey Vyner, who has been spearheading the development of the sport in Israel, said: “we are finally creating something that will impact the future of Israel Softball, and with the help of coaches like Nikki Palmer, our path is clear”.

Photo courtesy of Dirk Steffen

Israel Softball National Team roster was made final, featuring a mix of new players and veterans returning from the 2019 team.

2021 Israeli Women’s National Softball Team roster
Rebecca Blitz, Susi Nava, Vanessa Foreman, Robyn Wampler, Olivia Gott, Arizona Ritchie, Alexis “AJ” Kaiser, Ava Justman, Darby Rosen, Ruby Salzman, Tamara “T” Statman, Sydney Goldman, Noa Yakir, Alisa Stuchevski, Aliyah Huerta Leipner, Ariel Argy, and Adi Baran.

Also read: ISA announces O’Brien-Amico as the Co-Head Coach for the U-18 Women's NT

/ ISA press release
Cover photo by Dirk Steffen