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Jessica Mendoza




1.) What advice do you have for an aspiring softball player?

To stop trying to fit in and STAND OUT. Make decisions based on who you are, not what everyone around you is telling you to be.


2.) What is your career highlight so far?

Olympic gold medal in Athens, Greece. Standing on the podium and seeing our country's flag being raised was the most amazing sports moment of my life.


3.) Who were your heroes growing up?

My father, Gil Mendoza and softball olympian, Dot Richardson.


4.) What was your favorite subject in school? why?

I loved math in high school because I loved the challenge. In college, I loved American civil rights history.


5.) What do you like to do in your free time?

Go to the beach, hang out with my son and husband, and workout.

6.) What is your favorite quote? why?

Be the change you wish to see in the world. -Mahatma Ghandi. I think we all need to be more accountable for the footprint we leave on this earth. Let's stop complaining and start DOING!