Dalakis to Try Out for Greek Olympic Team

Posted: August 22, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Former George Mason softball player Christa Dalakis has been invited to participate in North American tryouts for the first-ever Greek Olympic softball team this week in Plant City, Fla.

Dalakis, 26, is one of 33 North American invitees to the three-day camp, which begins today at the world headquarters complex of the International Softball Federation (ISF). Those selected for the final pool of players will remain for a final practice on Sunday. Arizona State University head coach Linda Wells will conduct the tryout and coach the team that will represent Greece at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games as the “home team” in Athens.

A resident of McLean, Dalakis was one of more than 100 players with a Greek heritage to submit applications for inclusion on the team. Each player was asked to submit a video to Wells, who trimmed the list of invitees to 33. Thirty of the players are from the United States, two from Canada, and one from Australia.

Dalakis was a standout for George Mason from 1994-97, starting all 185 games she played during her four-year career. The catcher batted .304 for her career with 172 hits, 17 doubles, 10 triples, 64 runs batted in, and 26 stolen bases.

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