Dejah Mulipola Selected to U.S. Women's National Team

Dejah Mulipola Selected to U.S. Women's National Team

Dejah Mulipola has been named to the 2019 U.S. Women's National Team.

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona junior catcher Dejah Mulipola has been named to the U.S. Women's National Team, following a four-day selection camp in Clearwater, Florida, USA Softball announced on Monday.

Mulipola was one of 18 athletes selected, but one of only two current collegiate players named to the roster (Rachel Garcia - UCLA), which will compete in select invitationals and tournaments this summer. She is the first Wildcat since Kellie Fox in 2015 to make the U.S. Women's National Team while competing at Arizona. 

This will be the third straight season that Mulipola has competed for USA Softball; she was on the U.S. Junior Women's National Team in 2017, on the U.S. Japan All-Star Roster in 2018 and now the U.S. Women's National Team for the first time in her career.

Arizona has now had at least one player on the U.S. Women's National Team in three straight seasons after Danielle O'Toole was on the squad each of the last two summers. Mulipola becomes the 17th Wildcat to compete for the U.S. Women's National Team in addition to head coach Mike Candrea, who was the team's skipper from 2001-08.

Three other Wildcats, Chelsea Goodacre, Mo Mercado and Danielle O'Toole, were also invited to the Selection Camp, which USA Softball head coach Ken Eriksen called "without a question the most competitive trials that USA Softball has had in many years."

Mulipola is set to join the world's No. 1 team and the reigning World Champion, which became the first team to punch its ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with its win at the 2018 WBSC World Championships. 

The UA junior catcher and the Wildcats begin practice on Monday at Hillenbrand Stadium, where renovations continue on the facility, which is scheduled to be completed in early February.

Wildcats on U.S. Women's National Team
2019
Dejah Mulipola
2018
Danielle O'Toole
2017
Danielle O'Toole
2015
Kellie Fox
2014
Kellie Fox
Hallie Wilson
2012
Jenae Leles
2011
Jenae Leles
2010
Jennie Finch
Caitlin Lowe
2009
Jennie Finch
Jenae Leles
Caitlin Lowe
2008 - Olympic Silver Medalists
Mike Candrea, Head Coach
Jennie Finch
Caitlin Lowe
Lovie Jung
Alicia Hollowell, alternate
2007
Mike Candrea, Head Coach
Jennie Finch
Alicia Hollowell
Lovie Jung
Caitlin Lowe
2006
Mike Candrea, Head Coach
Jennie Finch
Alicia Hollowell
Lovie Jung
Caitlin Lowe
2005
Mike Candrea, Head Coach
Jennie Finch
Alicia Hollowell
Lovie Jung
Caitlin Lowe
2004 - Olympic Gold Medalists
Mike Candrea, Head Coach
Leah O'Brien-Amico
Lovie Jung
Jennie Finch
Nicole Giordano, alternate
2003
Jennie Finch
Nicole Giordano
Lovie Jung
Leah O'Brien-Amico
Mike Candrea, Head Coach
2002
Jennie Finch
Nicole Giordono
Lovie Jung
Leah O'Brien-Amico
Mike Candrea, Head Coach
2001
Lindsey Collins (Red)
Nicole Giordano (Red)
Lovie Jung (Red)
Toni Mascarenas (Red)
Lauren Bauer (Blue)
Amy Chellevold (Blue)
Mike Candrea, Head Coach (Blue)
2000 - Olympic Gold Medalists
Leah O'Brien
1999
Leah O'Brien
1998
Amy Chellevold
Leah O'Brien
1997
Nancy Evans
Leah O'Brien
1996 - Olympic Gold Medalists
Leah O'Brien
1995
Susie Parra
1994
Susie Parra
Mike Candrea, Assistant Coach
1993
Susie Parra


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