Jan. 12, 2009
Providence, RI - Brown University senior pitcher Michelle Moses (Cooper City, FL) has recently earned a spot on the Maccabi USA Open Women's Softball Team. The squad is scheduled to compete at the 18th World Annual Maccabiah Games, scheduled for July 12-23, 2009.
The World Maccabiah Games, the world's third-largest international athletic competition, is a quadrennial event that takes place in Israel. More than 9.000 of the world's best Jewish athletes from more than 54 counties will compete at the Games.
Moses, a CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Third Team Academic All-American, helped Team USA earn a gold medal last year. Team USA went 4-1 overall while competing against the Argentina Maccabi team and the Israel Maccabi team from Dec. 26th to Jan. 2nd. Moses, the team's starting pitcher, went 3-0 with one save. In 19 innings pitched, she gave up just four hits, one unearned run, two walks and had 26 strikeouts with an ERA of 0.00. Moses received the win during USA's 6-0 defeat over Argentina for the gold medal, and also received the "Best Pitcher" award.