Los Angeles, CA (February 13, 2020) – Sahvanna Jaquish, the third overall draft pick of the 2017 National Pro Fastpitch Draft, has signed with the California Commotion.
Jaquish, (Highland, Calif.) is the only four-time All-American at Louisiana State University (2013-17) and played in the Women’s College World Series three times.
“I’m excited to be back in my home state of California and join the newest team in the NPF,” Jaquish said. “Many people have been waiting for a professional softball team to emerge in California, and we are ready to represent. I’m excited to see the support behind this team from the state that has the richest softball culture in the country. It is always fun playing when you have a shot to compete for an NPF Championship, and that’s what this team is capable of.”
Jaquish, who was drafted by the Chicago Bandits, was named to the 2017 All-NPF Team and won a Cowles Cup in 2018 with the USSSA Pride.
In 2018, she was named to the United States Women’s National Team and won a gold medal at the World Championships. She also won gold at the 2019 Pan-Am Games with Team USA.
“Sahvanna is an extremely versatile athlete and has played at the professional and international level, in addition to competing at the highest level of college softball,” said head coach Kirk Walker. “Her ability to catch and play anywhere on defense gives us great options to utilize her bat.”
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Aussie Peppers of Minnesota, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets, and California Commotion. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada, China, and Mexico, and represent the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.
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