Burlington, Ont., native Samantha Magalas has been named an assistant coach for Canada’s women’s national baseball team competing at this summer’s Pan American Games in and around Toronto.
Magalas is a graduate of the Women’s National Team program having spent 2004-2009 with the club where she participated in three World Cups (2004, 2006, and 2008) and earned a tournament all-star award in ’04.
She was a guest coach with the WNT in 2011 and has coached in the last two IBAF Women’s World Cups (2012, 2014). She currently works as a Sport Development Officer for Ontario University Athletics and also is an instructor for Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy.
From May 10 to 17 in Toronto, the coaching staff will have the opportunity to evaluate 30 players during the team’s final selection camp. From there, 18 players will be selected to represent Canada at the Pan Am Games where women’s baseball will be part of the sport program for the first time ever.