Mizuno Canada LTD. is very excited to announce the signing of one of Canada’s best softball players. The world watched as Emma Entzminger brought home bronze from Tokyo this past summer and captivated the country with her steady play at third base. Mizuno and Emma have an unofficial relationship over the years which is culminating in a 3-year deal to create a formal partnership that will see both Emma and the Mizuno fastpitch brand grow together in Canada.
Emma Entzminger is a member of the Canadian Senior Women’s National team and started her journey on that team in 2016. Her first taste of the national team program came on the Junior team in 2013 and 2015. Emma was also a standout at San Jose State which is a Mizuno sponsored school. It is there Emma really found out what the Mizuno brand is all about, wearing Mizuno shoes, swinging Mizuno bats, and using a Mizuno glove!
Emma is from Victoria, BC and is currently living there, training hard for next season, as well as giving back to her community by running the Victory softball program where she is teaching the next generation of fastpitch players all the knowledge she has accumulated over the years of NCAA and international competition.
Coming to an agreement to help support Emma’s journey as a national team member, coach and mentor was a very easy decision. Her accolades on the field speak for themselves but after many conversations with Emma and her teammates it was very evident her attributes as a quality person are her biggest strengths and made the decision to become partners a very easy one for Mizuno.
Dave Bartlett, Director of Sales and Marketing for Mizuno Canada was equally as excited to bring Emma onboard “Having spoken to Emma a few times it became abundantly clear she was very familiar and comfortable with Mizuno products, but more importantly, her desire to spread that knowledge with other players was a factor in joining forces with her. As one of the best third basemen in the world, Emma is a role model for the next generation of Canada’s fastpitch athletes, and we want to help her inspire those future stars but also help her compete at absolute best for years to come!”
Emma had this to say when asked about signing with Mizuno on a multi-year deal, “I’m so excited to be joining the Mizuno family! Mizuno has been my brand of choice since I first started playing ball and I can’t wait to continue to rep it. I’m a big believer in the quality of equipment allowing me to just go out and compete. Mizuno gives me that along with being apart of a really special family! Looking forward to the future.”
Emma will be part of the Mizuno “head-to-toe” package that will see her use Mizuno custom ball gloves, fastpitch bats, batting gloves, custom footwear and so much more! Please join us in welcoming Emma officially to the #MizunoFamily !
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