BEC Session Topic (s)

Infielding: Keys to playing each position (with Ashley Stephenson)

Samantha Magalas

Samantha is a former national team player and coach. As a member of Canada women's national baseball team from 2004–2009, she competed in three Baseball World Cups, winning one silver and two bronze medals.

In 2004, she earned two awards for her play at first base - a Top Ten Player award while playing in the Women's Baseball World Series in Japan, and a World All-Star Team Award at the World Cup in Edmonton.
In 2004, Magalas also made history by becoming the first woman in Canada to play for a men's university baseball team. Samantha became the starting first base(wo)man for York University in Toronto. She also became the school's first athlete to compete on both male and female sports teams, suiting up for the York University women's hockey team from 2001–2004.
Following her playing career, Magalas joined the Women's National Team coaching staff from 2010 to 2015 coaching in two World Cups. She was also Canada's only female coach for the women's baseball team at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.
Formerly, Magalas was the general manager and lead instructor of a private baseball training facility in Oakville and was a coach with the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy. She continues to coach youth baseball at various ages and is currently coaching a 15 U boys team in Windsor, Ontario.

Vintage Baseball Ball
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