A week from today we launch the Extra Elite 100 player rankings for the 2020 class and will have three weeks of intensive coverage for the current juniors.
Along the way we’ll spotlight players who will make the list and today we feature a top infielder from Northern California who is Pac-12 bound and showed what she can do to impact not just a game, but a tournament when she batted .714 at PGF Nationals this summer and .619 at the Triple Crown World Series.
But it hasn’t all been smooth sailing for Sophie, who had to overcome a significant injury to become the elite player she is today.
Learn more about her below and why she’s Extra Elite 100 material!
NAME: SOPHIE JACQUEZ
Hometown/ST: Rancho Murrieta, California
Grad Year: 2020
Club Team: Universal Fastpitch-Garcia 18 Gold
High School (City/ST): Pleasant Grove (Elk Grove, California)
When committed? October 2017
Top Honors/Accomplishments: Led team to 9th place finish the last two years at PGF Nationals and 2nd place finish at Triple Crown World Series; 2018 1st Team All Delta League Shortstop at Pleasant Grove High School; 2018 Sportstars Magazine Sacramento/San Joaquin All-City Softball Team
Key High School/ Club Stats (2018): Led Universal Fastpitch with a .430 batting average and 34 hits; batted .714 (10-for-14) in tournament play at the PGF 16U Premier Nationals; .619 (13 for 21) at the Triple Crown World Series during our 2nd Place finish; led Pleasant Grove High with 35 hits, eight doubles, 28 Runs and 12 steals
Universities Considered: recruiting visits to Ole Miss, Oregon, Stanford, Cal Poly and San Diego State before committing to Utah
Preferred College Major: Sports Medicine