Player Profile – Josh McGovern

Josh McGovern

Personal Details

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Position:
Infield

Cap number:
Yet to debut

Club:
Woden Giants Softball Club

Association:
ACT Fastpitch Softball Association (ACT)

Height:
185cm

Date of birth:
12/06/1997

Biography

Josh has been playing softball since a young age, with his family having a strong involvement in the game. Older sister Brianna was selected in the Australian Open Women’s Squad in 2015, whilst father Lindsey coached the Australian U19 Men’s team to world championship success in 2001 and 2005.

Josh represented Australia at junior level at the 2014 Junior Men’s World Championship, and again in 2016, where he was named captain of the team.

Throughout his career at state and national level, Josh has played a number of positions, including catcher, 3rd base and shortstop.

He will make his debut for the Aussie Steelers at the 2017 WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship and at 20 years of age will be the youngest member of the team.

Tournament History

2017:
Selected for the WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship

2016:
ISF Junior Men’s World Championship, USA

2014:
ISF Junior Men’s World Championship, Canada

Awards

2014:
Most Valuable Player, U17 Boys’ National Softball Championship