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Jessica Plaza

Athlete Bio




Huntington Beach


Edison High School team captain (2012)

# 22
Height: 5'9"
Position: Catcher
B/T: R/R
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
School: Stanford
Graduation: 2016

2012 All-Pac 12 Freshman Team 
Attended 2010 JWNT Selection Camp
Edison High School team captain (2012)
 - First team All-League (2009-2012)
 - Holds single season and career home run record
Played for the So Cal Athletics

2012 ISF Junior Women’s (19-U) World Championship Silver Medalist

2012 All-Pac 12 Freshman Team

Parents are Vickie and Mike Plaza
Has one brother, Matt
Plans to major in human biology with a minor in business
Favorite athlete: Stacey Nuveman

What does it mean for you to represent the United States in softball? It is truly a blessing and an honor. Ever since I was a little kid my one dream was to play and represent USA! Dreams do come true.
What do you enjoy most about softball?  The competition, life lessons, adrenaline rushes, and the life-long friendships that are created. 
Who are your role models in the game? Stacey Nuveman for being one of the best catchers to play the game. Jen Schroeder for giving back to the game and community after her career at UCLA. 
Three people I'd like to have dinner with: Beyonce, Jessica Mendoza, and Melissa McCarthy (Megan from Bridesmaids)
Three things I hate doing: Washing dishes, standing in long lines, laundry
Three things I love doing: dancing, hanging out with friends, and making people laugh
Three favorite drinks: Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew, Strawberry Lemonade
Three favorite things about playing USA Softball: representing the country, traveling to new places, the memories that I will make
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