Professional Softball Player And Two-Time Olympian Jessica Mendoza Joins EvoShield As The Face Of EvoShield Softball And Brand Advisor
ATHENS, Ga., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Softball Olympic Medalist, NPF Professional Softball Player and ESPN Analyst and Reporter, Jessica Mendoza, is partnering with EvoShield to promote the benefits of the Georgia-based company’s innovative sports protection equipment.
The Camarillo, California native was a four-time First-Team All-American for her alma mater’s Softball Program, Stanford University, while also serving as a starter for the USA Softball Women’s National Team from 2001 through 2010. During her tenure with the USA Olympic Softball Team, Mendoza captured the Gold Medal at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games as well as a Silver Medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Mendoza is currently the starting Left-Fielder for the National Pro Fastpitch USSSA Florida Pride where she earned the league’s MVP honors in 2011 among many other accolades.
“I have been using the product for the past three years and look forward to continue help developing the BEST products for female athletes to be successful,” said Mendoza.
Mendoza, who is a right-handed thrower that bats left, wears the EvoShield Protective Batter’s Elbow Guard, the latest advancement in hitting protection, every time at bat to protect her throwing arm.
When not competing on the diamond, Mendoza has been active on a number of other sports-related fronts. In addition to her work as a color analyst for sports network ESPN, she is a past president (2009-2010) of the Women’s Sports Foundation and also serves as an Athletic Ambassador for Team Darfur and Right to Play. Mendoza’s most recent accomplishment was this year when she was chosen by the Secretary of State to be an Athlete Ambassador for the U.S. State Department where her duties consist of traveling abroad to help strengthen the United States relations through sport with her reputable background and platform.
“Softball players and fans all over the world look up to Jessica Mendoza for her accomplishments both on and off the field,” said Ashley Raborn, Director of Softball for EvoShield. “Her knowledge and love for the game will help us build EvoShield Softball into a global brand with players and fans of all ages and skill level. We are very excited for Jessica to officially join the EvoShield family as we have had the pleasure of knowing her as a player and friend of EvoShield for several years.”