Rumph One Step Closer To Playing for Team Canada

Victoria Rumph hopes to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games with Team Canada.

Softball Canada recently announced that College of Wooster head softball coach Victoria Rumph was one of 24 athletes who advanced to the next stage of making the 2019 Women's National Team.

Rumph, who is from Drayton, Ontario, and plays as a catcher, enters her third year at the helm of the softball program at The College of Wooster. She is no stranger to making Softball Canada's National Team, having competed for her native country at the Pan American Softball Championship, the World Cup of Softball, the Canadian Open and the 2017 Japan Cup.

"I am extremely honored and excited to represent Canada over the summer," Rumph said. "There is no greater feeling than taking the field with the Maple Leaf across my chest."

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic games is Team Canada's main focus. They will make stops at the Canada Cup International Softball Championship and the 2019 Pan American Games before the WBSC Americas Olympic Qualifier, which Canada was selected to host.

This summer Rumph will also have the opportunity to play in the National Pro Fastpitch League with the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois.

"As the Olympics quickly approach, it has been fun and exciting to see my childhood dreams are now a real possibility," Rumph added.

The roster size for Team Canada will shrink to 15 players, and final rosters will be announced at a later date.