Team USA member Sahvanna Jaquish joins softball staff

Team USA member Sahvanna Jaquish joins softball staff

Photo courtesy of USA Softball

LA VERNE, CA — Team USA softball player and former LSU Tigers star Sahvanna Jaquish joins the University of La Verne softball staff for the 2019 season.

"Sahvanna will be an invaluable addition to our staff," said Interim Head Coach Henry Moranchel. "She will be a great resource to help our players get better and we are extremely excited for her to help lead our squad this season."

As a member of Team USA, Jaquish helped the squad win gold at the 2018 WBSC World Championship Gold hitting two home runs and driving in six RBI.

Jaquish left LSU as one of the most decorated collegiate athletes of all time. Jaquish was the first LSU softball player and the 34th softball player ever to be named a four-time All-American. 

In addition to her All-American status, Jaquish was a four-time NFCA All-South Region selection, a three-time All-SEC selection, and played on three LSU squads that advanced to the College World Series. The Highland, CA native earned Lousiana Sports Write Association Freshman of the Year honors, was named to the SEC All-Tournament Team, and earned several LSWA and SEC Player of the Week recognitions among many other awards.

After completing her collegiate career, Jaquish spent a season at LSU as a volunteer assistant coach. Jaquish was also a member the Puerto Rico National Team from 2014-2016, winning a bronze medal at the 2015 Pan American games.

Jaquish is the second member of the Leopards' staff with international playing experience. Current graduate assistant Yvon Minogue played with Team Mexico for two seasons.

The Leopards open the 2019 season on Tuesday, January 29 when they host St. Katherine in a doubleheader beginning at noon. The Leopards are searching four their fourth straight SCIAC title.

Below is information on Jaquish's career at LSU:

2017 NFCA First Team All-American
2017 NFCA Division I South Region First Team 
2017 All-SEC Second Team
2017 SEC All-Tournament Team
2017 USA Softball Player of the Year Top 34 Finalist
2017 LSWA Player of the Week (04/04)
2016 SEC Player of the Week (02/15, 05/020
2015 LSWA Player of the Week (04/26)
2016 College Sports Madness SEC Player of the Week (05/02)
2016 NFCA First Team All-South Region
2016 NCAA All-Baton Rouge Regional Team
2016 NFCA All-America Third Team
2016 LSWA All-Louisiana First Team
2015 SEC Player of the Week (02/23, 04/13)
2015 College Sports Madness National Player of the Week (02/23)
2015 LSWA Co-Player of the Week (04/13)
2015 First Team All-SEC
2015 NFCA All-South Region First Team
2015 All-Baton Rouge Super Regional Team
2015 NFCA All-American Second Team
2015 LSWA All-Louisiana First Team
2014 SEC Freshman of the Week (4/21)
2014 All-SEC First Team
2014 SEC All-Freshman Team
2014 NFCA All-South Region First Team
2014 NFCA All-American Second Team
2014 LSWA Freshman of the Year
2014 LSWA All-Louisiana First Team