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Jessica Mendoza        

Olympic Gold Medalist & First Female MLB Analyst for ESPN

Jessica Mendoza's softball accomplishments are almost too vast to comprehend: After an incredible career at Stanford where she was a four-time First-Team All-American Outfielder and led the Cardinal to their first ever Women’s College World Series Appearance (she still holds 5 Stanford school records, including batting average & career home runs), Jessica became a member of the U.S. Women's National Team. From 2001-10, she won both a Gold (Athens, 2004) and Silver (Beijing, 2008) Medal, in addition to being a three-time World Champion (2002, 2006, 2010) and World Cup Champion (2006, 2007, 2010). In 2006, she was named the USA Softball Athlete of the Year and was also recognized in 2008 with the prestigious honor of being named Women’s Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year.

As her playing career started to wind down, Jessica started to think of her next challenge and that led her to ESPN. She started in 2007 as the Lead Softball Analyst (a job she still holds), but she's added a Sideline Reporter role on College Football and an Analyst/Reporter position on the College World Series.

She's also now expanded her role on ESPN's MLB coverage. Starting in 2016, Mendoza joined Sunday Night Baseball broadcast full time. Previously, Jessica made regular appearances on Baseball Tonight as a Studio Analyst and worked as a Game Analyst on MLB telecasts, becoming the first woman to hold those respective distinctions.

Jessica is also an online contributor for and serves on the advisory board for the website. Jessica's plaudits did not stop with her softball career, she became the President of the Women's Sports Foundation in 2009 and in 2012 she was inducted into the Stanford University Hall of Fame. She currently lives with her husband and two lovely boys in Southern California.


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History was made Monday night, when Jessica Mendoza became the first woman to broadcast an MLB game for ESPN.

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