Four Tigers selected to participate in USA Softball National Team Selection Trials

Published 9:58 am Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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LSU Softball’s redshirt sophomore Taylor Pleasants and alumnae Aliyah Andrews, Carley Hoover and Sahvanna Jaquish were selected to participate in the 2022 USA Softball Women’s National Team (WNT) Selection Trials.

Athletes who accept the invitation will vie for a spot on the 18-player roster for the 2022 USA Softball WNT that will compete in the 2022 World Games in Birmingham, Ala. The 2022 USA Softball WNT roster will be announced after the Selection Trials held Jan. 1-6 in Vero Beach, Fla. at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex.

Pleasants is a 2021 NFCA All-American shortstop who had a .316 batting average with 56 hits, 49 RBI, 37 runs and 13 home runs in her first full season with the Tigers. Pleasants’ 13 home runs are the ninth most in a single season in school history.

Andrews, another 2021 NFCA All-American selection as an outfielder, finished her career with 289 hits, 145 stolen bases and 268 games played. In those categories, she ranks third, second and fifth in school history, respectively. Andrews also holds the single season record with 47 stolen bases (2019).

Hoover earned NFCA All-American selections in 2015 and 2018 as a pitcher. In her career at LSU, Hoover made 138 appearances (No. 4 all-time) with 684.0 innings pitched, 754 strikeout and 66 complete games, all which rank fifth in school history. She also ranks No. 2 all-time with 10 saves and held opposing batters to a .195 batting average that is tied for the fifth-lowest all-time.

Jaquish was a member of the last three teams to reach the NCAA Women’s College World Series (2015-17) and is a four-time NFCA All-American (2014-17). She is LSU’s record holder with 268 RBI, 165 walks, and ranks No. 2 all-time with 56 home runs and a .457 on-base percentage.

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