ASU Softball: Freeman Named To U.S. National Team


Freeman participated in a three-day selection camp in early June and was named to the 18-person women’s national team roster this morning. She will compete in three separate events in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Freeman has already played at the national level as a member of the 2010-11 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team, where she joined ASU teammate Dallas Escobedo and took home a Gold Medal in Cape Town, South Africa, in the ISF Junior Women’s World Championship.

Freeman earlier was selected as the Pac-12 Softball Player of the Year for 2013. The sophomore also was a first team all-conference selection alongside Escobedo and teammate Cheyenne Coyle. Freeman is the first Sun Devil softball player to be named the Pac-12 Player of the Year since 2009, when Kaitlin Cochran earned the honor.

Freeman had a strong season for ASU in 2013. She led the team with 62 hits and a .358 average. She also slugged 16 home runs and drove in 58, and committed just a single error in 287 chances behind the plate.