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Jessica Ventoza
 Jessica Ventoza
Position:
Assistant Softball Coach


In first year at WWU ... Head softball coach at Decatur High School in 2013 and coached Federal Way Mosquito Select Team for three seasons (2011-13) ... Also worked as information specialist for National Cancer Institute based in Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Research Center from 2010 to 2013 ... Served as graduate assistant coach at Central Methodist University (Fayette, Missouri) in 2010, while completing master's degree in education ... Earned bachelor's degree in sociology at University of Washington in 2009 ... Two-year letter winner (2008 and 2009) as infielder for Huskies, playing on 51-12 national championship team as senior ... As sophomore in 2007, competed at Western Nebraska Community College ... First-team all-region pick on field and in classroom as sophomore for 36-21 Cougars, who were regional runner-up ... Stole school record 34 bases while hitting .464 with four home runs, 11 doubles, 70 runs scored and 32 runs batted in ... Earned regional all-tournament honors, hitting .652 ... Played at Highline Community College as freshman in 2006 ... First-team Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Western Region all-star ... Team MVP and Offensive Player of the Year ... Hit .475 with 45 runs scored, 50 RBI, 13 doubles, five triples, nine home runs and 25 stolen bases ... Graduate of Seattle Christian High School ... Lettered four years for Warriors ... Named team MVP and was first-team all-league for three seasons ... Second-team all-league as freshman ... Named league MVP as junior.. First-team all-state pick as junior and senior ... Helped SCHS to fourth place at state as senior ... Also lettered four years in soccer and two years in basketball ... Named SCHS Female Athlete of the Year as junior and senior ... Named first-team all-state in both soccer and basketball as senior... 26 years old.