Morgan Rackel

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    Morgan Rackel is a Calgary native and currently a pitcher for Team Canada Softball. Softball is set to return to the Olympics in 2021 after a twelve-year hiatus, last appearing in 2008 Beijing Olympics.

    Her collegiate career began at Weatherford College in Texas then continued at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. She was a NJCAA All American, NCAA D1 Academic All American, 2x NCAA D1 All Region, 2x Conference Pitcher of the Year.

    After her collegiate career, Morgan joined Team Canada and played in the National Pro Fastpitch league with the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois.

    Most recently she and her teammates won a silver medal at the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru 2019.

    Morgan has also had the honour of representing Alberta on multiple occasions including the Canada Summer Games, earning a silver medal.

    Why KidSport?

    Growing up, I played every sport that was available to me. It is so important to me that kids become well rounded athletes before they specialize. I believe every kid should have the opportunity to explore every avenue when developing to see what sparks their interest. Having an off season from one sport allows you play another keeping your love for different sports alive! Sport has provided me the tools to build strong time management skills, strong character traits and strong relationships.

    I’m so thankful to give back to Calgary as it has given me so much. I love this city and I’m proud to be Calgarian. I’m here to help kids learn and grow in the most fun way possible… PLAY!