Mexican Softball Federation names national team coaching staffs for 2022

Mexican Softball Federation names national team coaching staffs for 2022
24/02/2022
Nancy Prieto is the new Mexican Women’s National Softball Team head coach and will lead the team at The World Games 2022 in Birmingham.

The Mexican Softball Federation announced has announced its national team coaching staffs for the 2022 international season. Nancy Prieto is the new Mexican Women’s National Softball Team head coach and will lead the Mexico at The World Games 2022 in Birmingham. Jesus Alfredo Lerma will continue as the Mexican Men’s National Softball Team head coach, taking the squad to the Pan American Championship, a qualifier for the WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup.

Prieto takes the managerial job after leading the U-18 women's team to a fourth-place finish in last year’s WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup in Lima, Peru. Mexico will participate in this summer's Canada Cup and The World Games 2022. She will be joined by Jorge Araujo, Adriana Perez and Rolando Guerrero as coaches.

“I have an excellent staff, I have the support of two experienced coaches like Jorge Araujo, from Cal State [University] Fullerton in USA, and Adriana Perez, former national team player who currently is coaching young girls and teams in Texas,” said Prieto.

Lerma will continue as Mexico's Men’s National Team head coach for another season. He took the role in 2012 and led the squad in three World Cups, the latest in 2019, when Mexico finished 11th in the final standings. He also managed the team to a historic bronze medal at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. His coaching staff is completed by Mario Perez and Roman Perez.

The national governing body also announced the youth women’s softball coaching staffs. The Mexican U-18 Women’s National Softball Team will be managed by Martin Botello and Jorge Corvera, with Nallely Lopez as the assistant coach, while Cesar Alcaraz de Anda will serve as the U-15 head coach and will be assisted by Janet Wilson and Luis Alberto Alcaraz.

Mexico is currently No. 4 in the WBSC Women’s Softball World Rankings, and No. 8 in the WBSC Men’s Softball World Rankings.