Newbridge Academy Student Invited to Baseball Canada’s 2016 Open Division National Championships
Lower Sackville, NS (Friday, January 15, 2015) – Newbridge Academy’s Grade 10 student, Katie Hagen, has received an invitation to Baseball Canada’s 2016 Open Division National Championships scheduled to take place in Red Deer, Alberta on August 25-29, 2016. This team will include players from Canada’s Silver Medal Finalists in Pan Am Games 2015. Katie’s parents Scott and Carrie said “We cannot express how proud we are of her accomplishment.”
In the Baseball program at Newbridge Academy, Katie practices Baseball year-round at the Academy’s East Hants facility. A shining example of an excelling student-athlete, Katie manages top marks in her classes. Newbridge Academy’s Director of Baseball, Trevor Wamback stated, “Along with the hard work and then the results Katie has reaped, it has really increased her confidence. Her mound presence– how she carries herself on the pitcher’s mound – is exceptional. She has full control of the game, and she is not timid to throw any of her pitches.”
At age 15, Katie is one of the youngest baseball players to be recruited. This achievement is a very unique opportunity that has only been offered to two female baseball players in Atlantic Canada. If selected, Katie will go on to represent Canada internationally.