Paige Castro – NCAA I Shortstop/Utility player with coaching experience
Paige Castro recently graduated from Sacramento State University (NCAA I) with a career batting average of .300, where she was also amongst the leaders for CSUS in career batting average and triples. In her sophomore year at Fairleigh Dickinson University, she was third in the nation for sacrifice bunts.
Throughout her four year college career Paige was the starting shortstop until midway into her senior season when she sustained a lower back injury while lifting weights. She was able to come back and finish the season as a Big-Sky Conference Honorable Mention Selection. Paige is also comfortable playing any other position on the field other than pitcher.
Paige on why she would like to take her career overseas:
“I am very passionate about the game. I’ve played for as long as I can remember and was sad when my competitive days of college ball came to an end. Since then I have been fulfilling the void by coaching youth softball and playing co-ed slow pitch. I also have a passion for traveling and I would love to combine the two.”
Any club in need of a shortstop with a good coaching background is encouraged to reach out to Paige with any expressions of interest.
Date of birth: 1992-05-23
Birthplace / Current Residence: Redwood City, CA / Sacramento, CA
Passports held: USA
Height and weight: 5’6” / 170 lbs
Bats / Throws: R/R
Primary position(s): Shortstop, 2nd base,
Secondary position(s): 3rd base, 1st base, Catcher, Left field, Center Field, Right Field
Education: Photography, 4 time NFCA Scholar Athlete
Hobbies and Interests: Dog Training, Photography, Weight Lifting, Yoga, Hiking, Traveling
Post softball career plans: Still exploring options
Relationship status: Paige has a spouse who supports her overseas softball career ambitions
Recent injuries or illnesses: In 2015 sustained a lower back injury deadlifting. Fully healed and ready to go!
2010-2012: Fairleigh Dickinson University
2013-2015: California State University Sacramento, NCAA I
2002-2010; ASA & NSA Fastpitch (Victory USA Gold, Mizuno All-American)
2006-2010: Franklin High School Varsity Softball (Elk Grove)
2006-2010: Scholar Athlete Award
2007- 2008: Delta Valley Conference Champions (team member)
2008-2010: 3-Time First Team All Delta Valley Conference Selection
2010: All City Selection
2010: Franklin High School Team MVP
2014-2015: Honorable Mention All-Big Sky Conference Selection
2014: Big Sky All-Tournament Team Selection
2014, 2015: Sacramento State Div. I leader board in Triples and Batting Average
2012: Sacramento State, Manager/BP Pitcher, 18+
2013-2015: Sacramento State Softball Camp, Player Coach, 16U & 12U
2015: Mizuno All-American, Assistant Coach, 12U
2016: Hype Fastpitch, Assistant Coach, 18U
Paige would like her flights paid, accommodations provided, and a small salary to cover her living expenses.
Is available for the spring/summer season of 2018 starting the end of May. She would need to come home in the late fall for a friends wedding.
Phone/Whatsapp: +1 (916) 628-5295