Softball Qualifier EventFIBS announces team roster Italy for Softball Qualifier

15 July 2019

The manager of the Italian national softball team has announced the team roster containing the 14 players who will be on the hunt for the ticket for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. In the eve of the team’s departure to Utrecht, scheduled for Friday July 19, one more dropout will be announced. All participating countries are allowed to make five more changes to the final roster during the Technical Meeting, which takes place on Monday July 22.

The team roster of Italy was announced as follows:

Surname First name POS Club
1 Howard Andrea IF/OF ASD Bussolengo Softball
2 Cecchetti Greta P Bollate Softball 1969 ASD
3 Fama Amanda IF Bollate Softball 1969 ASD
4 Nicolini Alice P Saronno Softball ASD
5 Cacciamani Ilaria P/OF Softball Club Forli ASD
6 Gasparotto Marta C/IF ASD Bussolengo Softball
7 Longhi Giulia IF Saronno Softball ASD
8 Vigna Laura OF Saronno Softball ASD
9 Marrone Fabrizia OF Saronno Softball ASD
10 Rotondo Alessandra IF Saronno Softball ASD
11 Ricchi Beatrice OF Softball Club Forli ASD
12 Cecchetti Elisa IF/C Bollate Softball 1969 ASD
13 Birocci Lisa Ann P/DP Saronno Softball ASD
14 Piancastelli Erika C/OF Softball Club Forli ASD


To support manager Enrico Obletter a technical staff will travel with him, consisting of coaches Federico Pizzolini, Julio La Rosa and Giovanni Palermi, the medical staff formed by Gaetano Schiavottiello and Elio Paolini. Federal councilor Roberta Soldi and team manager Claudia Venturini will also travel with them.

Italy kicks off the tournament on Tuesday, July 23 at 1:00 PM with a game against Botswana.


The top eight softball teams from the Europe-Africa region will travel to the Netherlands and compete at the Take Off to Tokyo in 2019. The tournament will be hosted in Utrecht from the 23rd to the 27th of July, and will showcase six European and two African countries as they battle it out on the softball field. Eight teams will compete, but only one team will earn their ticket to Tokyo.


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