Los Angeles, CA (March 4, 2020) – The California Commotion is bringing Jamee Juarez back to National Pro Fastpitch with the announcement of her signing on Wednesday.
Juarez (La Puente, Calif.) made her NPF debut with the now-defunct Akron Racers in 2007. She joined the Chicago Bandits in 2011, played seven of nine positions during the season and won a Cowles Cup. Juarez then played one season with the USSSA Pride in 2012.
In addition to playing in the NPF, Juarez played for the Venezuelan National Team (2017-18), Mexican National Team (2013-15) and in the Italian Softball League (2009-2010, 2018-19).
“It’s an honor to be joining the California Commotion in its first NPF season,” said Juarez. “Born and raised in Southern California, which is pretty much the softball Mecca, makes this this experience that much sweeter. This is for all those little girls who dream about becoming professional softball players. This team has a vision and I can’t wait to see it unfold.”
The veteran played her collegiate career at Ohio State where she was named All-Big Ten all four years and set or tied for six single-season records and was the Big Ten Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player in 2007.
“Jamee is a veteran player that brings a wealth of experience with her both nationally and internationally. She has deep Southern California roots that will bring leadership to this amazing team we are building,” said Deb Hartwig, General Manager.
On March 30, the Commotion will participate in its first NPF College Draft, where the team will attempt to complement the existing roster with drafted college rookies. As the league’s newest franchise, the Commotion will not only make the first pick of the 2020 Draft, but will also make the first pick in all five Draft rounds.
The Commotion will open their season on April 17th against the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois at Fresno State University.
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, Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets, and California Commotion. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and Mexico, and represent the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.