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Rachel Garcia

Olympian 2020

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Palmdale, CA


Highland High School UCLA - 2020

Wears No. 21...Parents are Joseph and Christine Garcia...On what it means to play for USA Softball: "It's truly a blessing and a lifelong dream of mine to play for Team USA. It's the largest stage in softball and It means everything to be wearing USA across my chest. This is one of the hugest opportunities I have had and I am so proud to be a part of something so big and so meaningful to the sport that I love."
  • 2022 Pan American Championship gold medalist; Went 3-0 in the circle with a 0.79 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 17.2 innings pitched
  • 2019 Japan Cup Gold Medalist; Went 1-0 in the circle with a 0.00 ERA and 8 strikeouts in 4.2 innings pitched
  • 2019 Pan American Games Gold Medalist; Had 10 strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in 8.1 innings pitched; Hit .333 (4-for-12) with 3 RBI and 1 run scored
  • 2018 USA Softball International Cup; Had a 1.31 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 5.1 innings pitched; Hit .167 (1-for-6) with one run scored
  • Was named 2015 Gatorade National Player of the Year
  • 2020 Olympic Silver Medalist
  • 2018 WBSC Women's World Championship Gold Medalist; Had a 1.05 ERA with 13 strikeouts in 6.2 innings; had the game-winning, walk-off hit in the semifinal against Japan


2019: NCAA National Champion...USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year...WCWS All-Tournament Team...WCWS Tournament Most Outstanding Player...espnW Player of the Year...NFCA Division I Pitcher of the Year...Pac-12 Player of the Year...Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year...First Team All-Pac-12...First Team NFCA All-American...First Team NFCA All-West Region...NFCA Player of the Week (March 19)...USA Softball Player of the Week (March 11-17)...Four-time Pac-12 Pitcher of the week (Feb. 12, 19, 26 and March 19)...Pac-12 Player of the Week (March 19)

2018: USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year...espnW Player of the Year...NFCA Player of the Year...WCWS All-Tournament Team...First Team NFCA All-American...Pac-12 Player of the Year...First Team All-Pac-12...NFCA Player of the Week (February 27)...Two-time NFCA Pitcher of the Week (April 17, April 24)...Two-time USA Softball Player of the Week (February 19-25, April 9-15).

2017: NFCA Freshman of the Year...Second Team NFCA All-American...Pac-12 Freshman of the Year...First Team All-Pac-12...First Team All-Pac-12 Freshman Team

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