Vista Murrieta’s Sydney Romero was one of 17 softball players from across the nation who was chosen last week to be a part of the 2015 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team.
Romero, a senior shortstop with the Broncos, has already signed to play at Oklahoma next year and was one of 33 players invited to the two-day tryout at Barber Park in Irvine.
Already considered to be one of the top high school players in the 2015 recruiting class, Romero, chosen to the all-state first team last year, looks to best her 2014 season where she batted .612 with 12 doubles, 11 home runs and 30 RBIs.
Romero’s older sister, Sierra, who graduated from Vista Murrieta in 2012, is also among 33 players trying out for the national team this week. Sierra is currently a junior at Michigan where she plays shortstop and her accolades from the past two seasons could fill an entire article in itself.
Temecula Valley alum, Chelsea Goodacre, a senior catcher at Arizona, will be trying out for the national team as well, which will be announced later this week.
Three other players from the Southern California region were also selected with Romero and include, Rancho Cucamonga Los Osos senior catcher Paige Halstead, Palmdale Highland senior pitcher Rachel Garcia and Cal freshman infielder Jazmyn Jackson.
The team will compete in the World Cup of Softball in Southern California (June 29 to July) and also at the ISF Junior Women’s World Championships in Oklahoma City (August 9 to 15).