Kelsey Lalor has dreamed of wearing the maple leaf on her chest for as long as she can remember. Watching the Olympics as a kid, she told everyone she knew that when she got older she wanted to play for Team Canada and hopefully one day they would turn on their TV and see her competing at an elite level on the world stage. At age 15, she competed in the 2013 Canada-Japan Series in Granby, Quebec. One year later she was part of Canada’s fourth place finish at the IBAF World Cup, contributing five runs scored and four RBI in six games as the starting right fielder.
Family: Parents Dwayne (former Junior National Team Head Coach) and Kathy Lalor… Siblings Hayley and Jamie… Getting into the Sport: Started playing baseball at age 3… Her parents got her involved very early and she fell in love with the game… Outside Interests: Completed grade 11 in spring 2015 at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School… Competes in various sports for her high school (cross-country running, volleyball, basketball, badminton, tennis, track and field)… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her”… Inspired by basketball player Kia Nurse who made the national team at age 18 and was quickly an important contributor; it gives her hope to do the same thing in baseball at a similar age…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
IBAF WCup: 2014 – 4th