Pitching Clinic with Softball Canada Pitcher Jenna Caira
Saturday, April 22 - 10:30am and 12:15pm
Caira played her minor softball as a member of the Markham Jaguars of Softball Ontario’s Provincial Women’s Softball Association (PWSA), winning back-to-back U16 Girl’s Canadian Championships in 2004 and 2005 immediately followed by back-to-back U19 Women’s Canadian Championships in 2006 and 2007. With all that success at the national level, Caira went on to represent Canada at the 2007 ISF Junior Women’s World Championship, where the team finished fifth, and went on to earn a spot on the Senior Women’s National Team in 2009.
Caira played four years of NCAA Division I softball as a member of Syracuse University from 2009 to 2012, where she accumulated over 1,000 strikeouts (1,043). She is the only Big East pitcher to ever reach that milestone, and is Syracuse’s all-time leader in most pitching categories including wins, strikeouts, starts, saves and innings pitched. After completing her eligibility in 2012 and being named an All-American in her senior season, she took on the position of assistant coach at Syracuse University, a position she has held since 2013.
Since joining the Canadian Senior Women’s National Team in 2009, Caira has established herself as one of the world’s top pitchers. Entering her seventh season, she has represented Canada at three ISF Women’s World Championships, winning bronze in Caracas in 2010 and finishing fourth in Whitehorse in 2012 and Haarlem in 2014. She also competed at the 2009 and 2013 Pan American Softball Championships, as well as the 2011 Pan American Games, winning silver at all three of those events. Most recently, Caira competed at the 2015 Pan American Games where Team Canada beat the USA in extra innings to take home the gold medal.