WSX Player Profiles

WSX
WHITE SOX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SQUAD 2018
 
Ancelle Van Molendorff
 
Ancelle-van-Molendorff Place of birth: Pretoria, South Africa
Club: Springwood Softball Club
Position: Centre field 
Favourite Softball Ground: Waitakere Bears softball club
Most memorable softball moment: Debuting for the WSX in 2012 at the Gilley's Shield in Perth, WA  
Favourite meal: Tacos
Favourite holiday destination: Pauanui, New Zealand 
Four famous people who you would invite to dinner: Kurt Cobain, Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres and Serena Williams
 
 Ellie Cooper
 
Ellie-Cooper Place of birth: Wellington
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Position: Short stop/ 3rd base
Favourite Softball Ground: Huntington Beach, California
Most memorable softball moment: Doing the Haka against USA in the Junior World Championships
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Favourite holiday destination: Going back to New Zealand and seeing my family
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Courtney Gettins
 
Courtney-Gettins Place of birth: Hastings
Club: Hutt Valley Dodgers
Position: Pitcher
Favourite Softball Ground: Akina
Most memorable softball moment: Beating Canada in Canada at the Junior World Championship in 2013
Favourite meal: Garlic steak
Favourite holiday destination: Las Vegas
Four famous people who you would invite to dinner: Beyonce, Bryson Tiller, Steven Adams, and Kevin Gates
 
Danica Ferriso
 
Danica-Ferriso Place of birth: Lower Hutt, Wellington
Club: Dodgers
Position: 2nd base/shortstop
Favourite Softball Ground: Fraser Park
Most memorable softball moment: Winning NFC with the Hutt Valley women in 2018
Favourite meal: Anything seafood
Favourite holiday destination: New York
Four famous people who you would invite to dinner: Stephen Curry, Roger Federer, Sandra bullock, Serena Williams
 
Amy Begg
 
Amy-Begg Place of birth: Christchurch, New Zealand
Club:  Morgan State University/Halswell Softball Club
Position: Pitcher
Favourite Softball Ground: Saxton Fields in Nelson
Most memorable softball moment: So many moments but winning u19s in my last year of u19s was super special
Favourite meal: Chinese food
Favourite holiday destination: Canada
Four famous people who you would invite to dinner: Steven Adams, Steven Adams, Steven Adams & Steven Adams
Hailey Breakwell
 
Hailey-Breakwell Place of birth: Redwood City, California USA
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Jennifer Feret
 
Ferret Place of birth: Youngstown, Ohio, USA
Club: Western Magpies
Position: Pitcher/1st/DP/Utility
Favourite Softball Ground: Any field with good dirt, a flat outfield, and regulation fences
Most memorable softball moment: : I've won National Championships in Switzerland, Germany, and New Zealand but nothing beats putting on the NZ uniform for the first time and singing the National Anthem with my teammates before our Test Series against the Australian in Perth 2011
Favourite meal: Grandma’s pierogis
Favourite holiday destination: Visiting friends in Europe
Four famous people who you would invite to dinner: Lisa Fernandez, Roger Federer, Theresa Caputo, P!nk
Krysta Hoani
 
Krysta-Hoani Place of birth: Auckland, New Zealand 
Club: Otahuhu Softball Club
Position:   Outfield
Favourite Softball Ground: Sturges Park, Otahuhu
Most memorable softball moment: Getting into a double hotbox with Te Reo Powhiri Matautia at 2nd and 3rd base against Canada in the 2011 World Series in Yukon and both of us being called safe 4 times (back and forth - I can laugh about it now)
Favourite meal: Sunday Roast Pork
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Four famous people who you would invite to dinner: Jennifer Lopez, Drake, Rihanna, Beyonce
Kingsley Avery
 
Kingsley-Avery Place of birth: Auckland
Club: Ramblers
Position: Outfield
Favourite Softball Ground: National Training Centre Clermont FL
Most memorable softball moment: Coming 4th in Junior World Series 2011 South Africa tour.
Favourite meal: BBQ Brisket and maybe a Waldorf Salad
Favourite holiday destination: Santorini Greece
Four famous people who you would invite to dinner: Salvador Dali, Sigmund Freud, Amy Winehouse and James Franco
Kyla Bromhead
 
Kyla-Bromhead Place of Birth: Auckland
Club: Waitakere Bears
Position: Catcher/Utility
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Most memorable softball moment: Playing for NZ alongside my two sisters, Rebecca and Tegan, in front of my family and nation at the 2013 Gillies Shield competition, Rosedale, Auckland
Favourite meal: Meat
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Lara Andrews
 
Lara-Andrerws Place of birth: Lower Hutt
Club: Te Aroha
Position: 3rd base, Utility
Favourite Softball Ground: ESPN Worldwide Sports, Florida
Most memorable softball moment: Signing to play for the Pennsylvania Rebellion to compete in the U.S Pro League
Favourite meal: Kumara
Favourite holiday destination: Hawaii
Four famous people who you would invite to dinner: Steven Adams, Alicia Keys, Bob Marley, Richie McCaw
Mereana Makea
 
mereana-makea Place of birth: Wellington
Club:  Poneke Kilbirnie / Florida Southwestern
Position: 2nd base, 3rd base, outfield
Favourite Softball Ground: ASA
Most memorable softball moment: Winning back to back State championship with Florida Southwestern State College
Favourite meal: Roast pork
Favourite holiday destination: Rarotonga
Four famous people who you would invite to dinner: Channing Tatum , Chris Brown, Beyoncé , The weekend
Melanie Gettins
 
Mel-Gettins Place of birth:
Club: HV Dodgers
Position: Catcher
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Most memorable softball moment: Winning club nationals with HB Dodgers in 2013/14 season
Favourite meal: Thai
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Mikayla Werahiko
 
Mikayla-Werahiko Place of birth: Christchurch
Club: SK
Position: 3rd Base, Short Stop
Favourite Softball Ground: City of Palms, FL
Most memorable softball moment: Coming 4th in the Junior World Series in 2013
Favourite meal: Butter chicken
Favourite holiday destination: Kaikoura
Four famous people who you would invite to dinner: Beyonce, Chris Brown, Steph curry, and Channing Tatum.
 
Rita Hokianga
 
Rita-Hokianga Place of birth: Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Club: Flaxmere Softball Club
Position: Pitcher
Favourite Softball Ground: Akina Park
Most memorable softball moment: 2014 D2 National Champions - West Texas A&M University
Favourite meal: Maori Cuisine
Favourite holiday destination: Hawaii
 
Stefanie Smith
 
Stefanie-Smith Place of birth: California
Club: Howick
Position: Catcher/utility
Favourite Softball Ground: University of Arizona
Most memorable softball moment: Hitting a homerun against china in Oklahoma city in 2016 with the White Sox- my first home run with the NZ team
Favourite meal: My family’s Spaghetti or cereal (which I eat every day!)
Favourite holiday destination: Croatia- family there and it’s gorgeous
Four famous people who you would invite to dinner: Jensen Ackles & Jared Padalecki, Jack Black, Jim Carrey
Taylor-Paige Stewart
 
taylor Place of birth: Santa Monica, Ca, USA
Club: University of Wisconsin
Position: Pitcher/Utility
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Most memorable softball moment: Beating Canada to take 4th place at Worlds
Favourite meal: Sushi
Favourite holiday destination: Mexico
Four famous people who you would invite to dinner: Leah O'Brien Amico (USA Olympic Gold Medalist), Princess Diana, Nelson Mandela and Jesus.
Kelley Renner
 
Kelley-Renner Place of birth:  Palo Alto, California, USA 
Club: All American Sports Academy 18Gold
Position: Centerfield and Second Base
Favourite Softball Ground: Bill Barber Stadium, Irvine, California, USA
Most memorable softball moment: The day I committed to play collegiate softball for the University of California, San Diego
Favourite meal: Mexican Food with Guacamole
Favourite holiday destination:  New Zealand
Four famous people who you would invite to dinner: Steve Irwin, Carrie Underwood, Hayley McCleney, Usain Bolt
Nyree White
 
Nyree-White Place of birth: Sioux City, Iowa
Club: Stanford University/Mt. Albert Ramblers 
Position: P/1B
Favourite Softball Ground: Jane Sanders Stadium
Most memorable softball moment: Winning the 2011 Jr. World Championships with Team USA
Favourite meal: Lamb Roast
Favourite holiday destination: Wanaka, NZ
Four famous people who you would invite to dinner: Beyonce, Yogi Berra, Jesus, and Gary Vayner .
Pallas Potter
 
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Zoe Tolhopf
 
Zoe-Tolholf Place of birth: Auckland
Club: Howick
Position: Catcher
Favourite Softball Ground: Nelson
Most memorable softball moment: Wearing the fern for the first time
Favourite meal: Dumplings
Favourite holiday destination: Vietnam
Four famous people who you would invite to dinner: Sandra Bullock, Shay Mitchell, Valarie Adams, Ryan Reynolds