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Cal Poly softball player Amanda Sandoval to play for Mexico Women’s National Team

Cal Poly softball standout Amanda Sandoval was selected to compete for the Mexico Women’s National Team during the World Cup of Softball and the Women’s Softball World Championship later this month.

Sandoval will be the third member of the Mustangs’ softball program to compete on the national stage this summer. Assistant coach and former UCLA All-American Ally Carda plays for the U.S. Women’s National Team, and associate head coach Gina Vecchione serves as an assistant coach with the United States Women’s Elite Team.

Sandoval made a strong impression during a tryout camp this past weekend in Artesia, with more than 100 current and former college players competing.

“I was speechless when I found out I made the team,” Sandoval said in a release. “I was just excited to hear my name called. All of the training and hard work paid off.”

Sandoval started 45 games in the outfield as a sophomore this spring and held a .311 batting average. The Norco native led the Mustangs with six stolen bases and laid down a single-season record 20 sacrifice bunts.

The World Cup of Softball will be held July 5-10 in Oklahoma City, and the Women’s Softball World Championship is scheduled for July 15-24 in Surrey, British Columbia.