Erin Cumpstone (born November 4, 1980 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian softball catcher. She began playing softball at age seven, and is a student at Simon Fraser University. She was a part of the Canadian Softball team who finished 9th at the 2002 World Championships in Saskatoon and part of the Canadian Softball team who finished 5th at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Bachelor of Arts (2006) 2007 National Team Erin has been a member of the Senior Women’s National Team for eight years. Cumpstone continues to prove she is one of the top defensive catchers in the World and provides plenty of confidence to Canada’s young pitching staff. Off the field, Erin’s career goal is to work as an architect. Like most Canadians, she enjoys playing hockey and ringette, and also likes to spend time camping outdoors.
Full name: Erin Cumpstone Gender: Female Height: 5'8" (173 cm) Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Right-hand hitting catcher Erin Cumpstone (#18) has been on the national team for seven years and most recently played at the 2006 Sr. Women's ISF World Championships in Beijing. Erin also played ringette at the 1999 Canada Winter Games.
BEIJING -- Canada's catcher Erin Cumpstone gets bowled over by Australia's Belinda Wright during Canada's semi-final game against the Aussies. Canada lost 5-3 and are officially out of the medal hunt. August 20, 2008.
Who most influence your softball career: My parents because they were the ones that not only got me started but were always there to take me to the park, to get a few extra swings in and to just all around support anything that I wanted to do.
International Competitions: 2009 Pan Am Championship Qualifier, Venezuela [Silver] 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, China [4th] 2008 International Challenge, Australia [Gold] 2007 Pan Am Championships, Brazil [Silver] 2007 China Cup, Beijing [Silver] 2006 Sr. Women’s ISF World Championships Beijing, China * Qualified for 2008 Olympic Games 2005 Pan Am Championship Qualifier, Guatemala [Silver] 2004 Olympic Games, Athens, Greece [5th] 2003 Olympic Regional Qualifier, Puerto Rico * [Gold] qualified Canada for 2004 Athens Olympics 2003 Pan American Games, Dominican Republic [Silver] 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 Canada Cup, BC 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002 US Cup 2002 Sr. Women’s ISF World Championships, Saskatoon,SK 2001 Three Nations Challenge, Saskatoon [Gold] 2001 Pan Am Championship Qualifier, Maracay, Venezuela [Silver]
What in your opinion make a team a “Champions”?: A team that knows how to win. A team that plays together and plays with confidence. A team that knows how to do all the little things right. A team that knows how to play through pressure situations.
A 2004 and 2008 Olympian, Cumpstone played her university career with Simon Fraser University (SFU) from 1999 to 2003 capturing a bronze medal at the NAIA Nationals in 2000, a silver medal in 2001and a gold medal in 2003. She was also selected to the NAIA All Tournament Team in 2001 as well as the NAIA 2nd Team All American in 2003. After playing her final game for SFU in 2003, Cumpstone returned to the university and completed her degree in Arts in 2006 and aspires to be an architect.
Cumpstone played ringette at the 1999 Canada Winter Games, and was just recently named to the 2010 National Ringette Team. Her sister Meaghan, a catcher and first baseman, also played four years in the Simon Fraser University softball program and her mother Louise also plays competitive fast pitch in Saskatchewan. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Sibling(s) Name(s) ages in 2010
Meaghan – 20 – Softball James – 18
Mitchell – 15 – Hockey
2004 Western Canadian Masters Fastpitch Championship
Bob Van Impe / Gordie Howe Parks July 30 to August 2, 2004 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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