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Jessica Mendoza

Jessica Mendoza is an American softball player who won a gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics. She was a four-time first team All-American at Stanford University from 1999-2002. Mendoza was named Softball player of the year in 2006. Jessica is currently with National Pro Fastpitch's USSSA Pride.

She was a member of the PFX tour in 2006, and she has been a member of the Arizona Heat, a professional team in the National Pro Fastpitch league. She is a board member with the Women's Sports Foundation and the NEA Foundation. She has also served as the color commentator for ESPN's broadcast of the 2007, 2008 and 2010 Women's College World Series.

Mendoza was named the 2008 Sportswoman of the Year (in the team category) by the Women's Sports Foundation.




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