Last year, Team USA came to Rosemont for a week of exhibition games and practice. It was a wonderful opportunity to watch the 2020 Olympic team in action and to get to know the players.
Ali Aguilar was a star infielder at the University of Washington. Her freshman stats are unavailable, but in her last three seasons, in 171 games, she hit .377, with 51 home runs, 170 rbi's and 204 runs scored. Over her career, she racked up a lot of awards and honors.
The National Pro Fastpitch Scrapyard Dawgs selected Ali with the 13th pick in the 2017 NPF Draft. Unfortunately, the Dawgs left the NPF after the 2018 season.
On the international scene, Ali is a two time Pan American Games Gold Medalist. She was also on a World Cup of Softball Silver Medal winner. Earlier this year, Ali was named to the Team USA softball squad that will compete in the 2020 Olympics in July in Tokyo.
Because the Dawgs left the NPF, I haven't had the chance to watch Ali in action many times. I did talk to her a bit during her time with the Dawgs and I landed a cool picture of her with Team USA teammate and softball great Monica Abbott.
The Olympics have been postponed until mid-2021, but I will be following the team all the way. It willl be awesome seeing so many friends and elite softball players on the biggest stage of all.
Check AliAguilar.com for more info on Ali. Go to the Team USA softball site for more info on the team.
Ali Aguilar, me and Monica Abbott in Rosemont, IL-Summer 2017.