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First Nations Canadian middle infielder and former Syracuse Orange, with 6 years coaching experience

Name: Jessica Martin

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DOB: February 12, 1991

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Bats: L

Throws: R

Positions: 2B, SS

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Playing Experience

Jessica Martin is a Canadian middle infielder who has been part of some very successful collegiate softball programs, including the 2010 NAIA national champions Simon Fraser University and the 2011 & 2012 NCAA I Big East champions, Syracuse University. Jessica has also been part of a number of Canadian national championship teams throughout her career.

With Syracuse, Jessica did not see much playing time but gained a wealth of knowledge within the program which she has carried forward into a coaching career while continuing to grow as a player.  Now, the 27 year-old continues to compete with the Six Nations Orange, a team which consists of all First Nations players. Jessica, a First Native player herself, also coaches the Six Nations Orange U19 team, a team she has been coaching since they were U13.

“I am privileged to be part of their journey and now they are all working towards collegiate softball careers. This is the first time our community has had a team like this that is collectively striving towards college athletics and beyond. These girls help me to become a better player and person.”

Jessica describes herself as a left handed hitting power/slap hitter who is an aggressive middle infielder with a strong and accurate throw. 

Jessica’s goal is to make the Canadian 2020 Olympic team and believes that playing overseas will help her achieve that goal. She is available from April 18th to end of August, 2018. 


DEMOGRAPHICS

Date of birth: 1991-02-12

Birthplace / Current Residence: Ohsweken, Ontario

Passports held: Canada

Height and weight: 5’8″ / 160 lbs.

Bats / Throws: Left/Right

Primary position(s): 2nd base, Shortstop

Secondary position(s): 3rd base, 1st base, Left field, Center Field, Right Field


PERSONAL

Education: Syracuse University Graduate B.A in History/Education. Graduate student at Carleton University for Indigenous Studies

  • Athletic Director’s Honor Roll with 3.0+ GPA (2012)
  • Dean’s List with a 3.4+ GPA (2013)

Hobbies and Interests: Spending time with family and friends, learning Cayuga language, traveling, and reading

Post softball career plans: To be a teacher, public speaker, and run softball camps in Indigenous communities

Relationship status: Single and free to travel the world

Recent injuries or illnesses: Rehabbed ACL injury in 2016. Returned to playing in 2017


SOFTBALL BACKGROUND

College

2010: Simon Fraser University, NAIA (Stats)

2011-2014: Syracuse University, NCAA I Big East Conference

 

Other softball

2012: Brantford Bobcats, Junior level in Ontario

2015, 2017: Red Nation, Alberta Women’s team

2017: Six Nations Orange, All-Ontario Championship

 

Accomplishments/Achievements

2010: National Champions with Simon Fraser University

2011: BIG EAST Champions with Syracuse University

2012: Junior National Champions with Brantford Bobcats (U19)

2012: BIG EAST Champions with Syracuse University

2012-2013: NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete (3.5+ GPA)

2015: Canadian Native Champions with Red Nation

2015: All-Star Center Fielder and Top Hitter Awards at CNFC

2017: Canadian Native Champions with Red Nation

2017: All-Star Second baseman Award at CNFC

2017: All Ontario Champions with Six Nations Orange

 

Coaching Experience

2013-2018: Assistant Coach, Six Nations Orange (Currently U19)

2017-2018: Jays Care Girls At Bat Mentorship Program (National Mentor)


STATISTICS

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REFERENCES

Wally King – Assistant Coach, Furman University. Email: wally.king@furman.edu 
Robert Bomberry – Head Coach, Six Nations Orange. Email: dudebomberry@gmail.com


SIGNING PREFERENCES

Financial arrangement: Flights paid, accommodations, monthly salary

Availability: After April 13th, 2018 through the end of August, 2018

Living preferences: All living arrangements which include a private bedroom

Summer preferences: Anywhere


CONTACT

Email: jlmart09@syr.edu

Phone/Whatsapp: +1 (519) 732-6289

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jess.martin.71404976


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