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Jessica Mendoza

Softball

USA Softball: Jessica Mendoza
  • 2004
  • 2008
#2
Height: 5'9"
Position: Outfield - L/R
Hometown: Camarillo, Calif.
School: Stanford
Graduation: 2002

A FEW ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Two-time Pan American Gold Medalist (2003, 2007)
Three-time World Cup Champion (2006, 2007, 2010)
Three-time World Champion (2002, 2006, 2010)
Olympic Gold Medalist (2004) and Olympic Silver medalist (2008)

EXPERIENCE

2010: Gold medalist at ISF World Championship and World Cup Champion
2008: Silver medalist at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China
2007: Gold medalist at Pan American Games
- Hit .417 (25-for-60) during the three event summer with 20 starts
- Tallied 17 RBI with three homeruns, two triples and a team high four doubles, scoring a team-high 23 runs
- Named to the Canada Cup All Star team
2006: Gold medalist at ISF World Championship and World Cup Champion
- Hit 11-for-18 (.611) with a double, three homeruns, and 16 RBI (World Cup)
- Hit 16-for-32 (.500) with five homeruns, 16 RBI and a slugging percentage of .969 (World Championship)
- Named as the USA Softball Female Athlete of the Year
2005: Gold medalist at Pan Am qualifier and Silver medalist at Japan Cup and World Cup
2004: Gold medalist at Olympic Games in Athens, Greece
- Hit 5-for-20 (.250) with five runs and five RBI
2003: Gold medalist at Pan American Games
2002: Gold medalist at ISF World Championships
- Hit .313 (10-32) with eight runs and seven RBI
2001: Gold medalist at U.S. Cup

AT STANFORD
Four-time NFCA First-team All American
Led Stanford to first NCAA Women’s College World Series appearance (2001)
Four-time All Pac-10 first team
Four-time All-Pacific Region
Three-time Stanford Athlete of the Year (1999, 2000 & 2001)
2000 Pac-10 Player of the Year
1999 Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year

GETTING TO KNOW MENDOZA

I am all about family. My parents are Gil and Karen Mendoza. I have a brother and two sisters who mean the world to me. I love it when we all get together after months of not seeing one another and we laugh so hard we cry and our cheeks go numb. That is the best kind of laughter. I love to travel and see the world; different cultures, different languages, different foods, and it always reminds me no matter how different we are as people, we are still very much the same. I love living near the beach, taking a drive when things are crazy and just watching the beauty of the ocean with my toes in the sand. I love taking hikes so deep into nature that I forget we ever had cities. I love watching people smile, when they really mean it and are truly happy, even if it is just for that moment. I love the look in a child’s eyes when you have made a slight difference in their life. I want to make more children smile. Staying inside too much makes me crazy. Drinking caffeine makes me even crazier. I am addicted to my Blackberry and have even had interventions from my friends. I like to watch movies over TV shows or sports. I am a sucker for romantic comedies. I love history. I love learning. There are so many beautiful things to learn about. My favorite foods are my dad’s chorizo goulash, my mom’s tamale’s, and fresh fish. I was mean to my sister when we were little. Hate and wars make me sad but softball and teammates make me happy.

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