Meaggan-Lynn Wilton had an interesting introduction with the Canadian
national softball team. She was a walk-on to the team to replace an
injured player at the 1998 World Championships. As fate would have it, she
scored the winning run to secure fifth place over Italy and qualify for the
"I just wanted to get my name out," Wilton said, "I kind
of came out of nowhere. Nobody had seen me play." She was also part of
the silver medal winning crew at the 1999 Pan Ams.
An arts student at California University of Pennsylvania, originally on a
basketball scholarship, she wants to work with the restoration of stained glass
after her playing days are over. A talented and versatile athlete, she was a
multiple MVP in basketball, volleyball, track, and soccer while in high
school, as well as an All-Ontario gymnastics champion. She will bring
strong base running and defensive skills to her role on the Sydney Olympic
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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