Jocelyn Cater

Youth Athlete of the Year 2012 - Softball
Jocelyn Cater

Jocelyn Cater, a grade twelve student at Seaquam Secondary School, was a pitcher on both the Junior and Senior Women’s National Softball teams in 2011 – 2012. She made her debut on the Senior Women’s National team in 2010 and was a member of the bronze medal winning team at the 2010 ISF World Championships.

When selected for the Senior Women’s National team, Jocelyn was their youngest player. She has become known for her devastating changeup and a great curveball. Heather Tarr, coach of the University of Washington Huskies believes “Jocelyn has the chance to be one of the best pitchers to play at UW. It is amazing to see such skill and work ethic in someone of her age.”

From July 9-17, 2011, Jocelyn pitched in both the Futures Gold (U19) division and the Senior division of the Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship in Surrey. As a member of the Junior National team, she helped Canada win the silver medal. At the same time, Jocelyn was pitching for the Senior team which included pitching two innings of hitless relief as Canada went on to defeat Australia in round robin play. Canada finished in fourth place in the Senior women’s division. The Senior Women’s National team went on to compete at the US World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City. Jocelyn came on in relief in Canada’s 4-3 upset over the United States, fanning four batters over three innings while playing in front of a sold out park. Canada finished the World Cup winning the bronze medal.

Since the start of her grade 12 year, Jocelyn helped the Senior Women’s team win a silver medal at the ISF XVI Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico in October. In December 2011, Jocelyn pitched at the ISF IX Junior Women’s World Championships in South Africa where the Canadian team finished fifth. Against Botswana, Jocelyn and Natalie Becker pitched a no-hitter. Later in the tournament, Jocelyn pitched her best game of the tournament when she threw a six inning no-hitter against South Africa.

After graduation in June, Jocelyn will head back to Oklahoma City for the World Cup of Softball. She then returns to Surrey for the Canadian Open and finally, will pitch at the World Championships in the Yukon. Following a busy summer, Jocelyn will attend the University of Washington, beginning a new chapter of her educational and athletic careers.