Growing up, Bradi Wall had always wanted to play for Team Canada in Olympic ice hockey, but that dream quickly changed when she switched her focus to baseball. After joining the national team in 2009 she competed at two editions of the IBAF World Cup, highlighted by a bronze medal on home soil in Edmonton in 2012. That same year she won the Jimmy Rattlesnake Award, given annually to a women’s national team player for her on-field accomplishments as well as her team spirit and leadership. Wall played softball for two years at the University of Iowa where she started 106 of 107 career games and was an Academic All-Big Ten selection as a senior.
Family: Parents Ken and Marilyn Wall… Older sisters Kari Mathies and Kristi Jarvis… Younger brother Brock Wall… Her father wrestled at the University of Saskatchewan… Getting into the Sport: Started playing at age 5… As a child did every sport she could (hockey baseball, volleyball, basketball, badminton, curling, track)… Grew up at the field watching her dad play fastpitch… Outside Interests: Graduated from the University of Iowa in 2013 with a Bachelor of Sociology (Criminology Track)… Enjoys snowboarding and playing hockey… Works as a footwear department sales manager at Sportchek… Affiliated with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph… Odds and Ends: Nickname: B-Wall… Never takes off a chain necklace her little brother gave her… Writes game notes on her wrist to help her remember… When she takes her place at shortstop for the first time in a game she writes a note in the dirt to remind her to stay focused… Collects pins from everywhere she travels… Favourite motto: “Believe the impossible”…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
IBAF WCup: 2014 – 4th; 2012 – BRONZE