A recent graduate of East Central University, outfielder Cherene
Hiesl-Boyer works as a teacher and as assistant softball coach at her alma
mater ECU. She made the Dean's Honour Roll at ECU in both 1998 and 1999,
and wants to be on the podium in Sydney with a Canadian flag draped over
A Pan Am Games team member in both 1995 and 1999,
Hiesl-Boyer has enjoyed a number of individual honours in her softball
career, including most triples in the NCAA Division 2 (1999), and player of
the year in her conference for 1997-1999. Despite all this, she still
feels that qualifying for the Olympics at the 1998 world championships,
her most memorable accomplishment, and she looks forward to bringing her
strong defensive skills to the diamond in Sydney.
She acknowledges that
they have beaten everyone in the Olympic field at least once, but that
anything can happen. "On any given day, it's anybody's turn," she said.
"It's whoever is hot that day. Whoever makes the first error sometimes loses."
Sept. 23: Canada lost 1-0 to China, finishing with 1-6 record in round-robin schedule.
Sept. 21: Canada lost 4-3 to Japan in 10 innings, dropping to 1-4 in round-robin play.
Sept. 20: Canada def. Italy 7-1 in round-robin play, raising record to 1-3.
Sept. 19: Women: Canada lost 1-0 to Australia, dropped to 0-3 record in round-robin play.
Sept. 18: Canada lost 3-2 to New Zealand in 10 innings of women's preliminary round, dropping to 0-2.
Sept. 17: Canada lost 6-0 to United States in round-robin play.
Wilton and Hiesl-Boyer toy around
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