Lady Warriors softball stars vie for All-Army roster spots
Lady Warrior Shaqina Smith prepares to swing during the U.S. Forces Korea Softball Championship Aug. 1 at Yongsan Garrison. Smith was one of four Lady Warriors invited to tryout for a roster spot on the the All-Army women's softball team.

RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - Four Soldiers from Warrior Country were among the five players from South Korea invited to participate in the All-Army women's softball tryouts from Aug. 25 to Sept. 17 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.

Repeat outfielders Veronica Bangi, 629th Medical Company Area Support, Red Cloud Garrison, and Shannika Taylor, Company C, 304th Signal Battalion, Camp Stanley, are vying for spots on the roster again. Bangi played on the All-Army team in 2008 and Taylor is a three-time All Armed Forces player.

Newcomers Lisa Marie Harris, Co. C, 304th Signal Bn., Camp Stanley, and Shaqina Smith, an outfielder 55th Military Police Co., Casey Garrison, will also be trying to earn a spot on the team.

Harris was a pitcher on the women's softball team at Elizabeth State University in Elizabeth City, N.C. She pitches and plays several infield positions for the Lady Warriors.

Trina McGee, who is assigned to the 25th Transportation Bn. in Daegu will also participate in the tryout.

The five players from South Korea will compete against 20 others for spots on the All-Army team, which will play in the All-Armed Forces Softball Tournament at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., Sept. 18-24.

Those players from the All-Army team that are selected to play for the All-Armed Forces team will play in the Amateur Softball Association tournament in Oklahoma City Sept. 30 to Oct. 4.

Page last updated Fri July 22nd, 2011 at 12:16