Softball Struggles To Find Its Place Without The Olympics

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While Arizona Softball freshman catcher Chelsea Goodacre seems calm and poised, she cannot hide the disappointment in her voice.

“It’s been my dream ever since I started playing softball. I always dreamed of playing for team USA, winning a gold medal,” Goodacre said. “I think that’s everyone’s dream when they first start playing.

Goodacre, the former USA Junior national team member, is one of thousands of players who had their ultimate dreams dashed when the International Olympic Committee decided to eliminate softball from the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The sport also failed to get back on the program for the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro.

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