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California Commotion Add to 2020 Roster

March 4, 2020 - National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) - California Commotion News Release


Los Angeles, CA - The California Commotion has signed 2019 NFCA All-American Morgan Howe after a standout performance at the open tryout in February.

Howe (Powys, Calif), played collegiately for Trisha Ford at Fresno State and Arizona State.

At Fresno State, Howe was an All-Mountain West First Team honoree her sophomore year before transferring to ASU. As a Sun Devil, she was named All-Pac 12 twice.

"For the little girl that grew up in Southern California not knowing that in a short 15 years that she'd have the opportunity to play professional softball, this is nothing short of a dream come true," said Howe. "For the 22-year-old who understands how deep the love for the game can run, I am so humbled by this opportunity to inspire the young girls and young women who are learning to love and learning how incredible this sport is."

"Morgan is a talented outfielder. Her love for the game is contagious. She is a local California player that will compliment our roster." Deb Hartwig, General Manager. Howe is currently a graduate student manager at Florida and was named to the 2020 Canadian National Team Selection Pool.

On March 30, the Commotion will participate in its first NPF College Draft, where the team will attempt to complement the existing roster with drafted college rookies. As the league's newest franchise, the Commotion will not only make the first pick of the 2020 Draft, but will also make the first pick in all five Draft rounds."

The Commotion will open their season on April 17th against the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois at Fresno State University.

HORVATH JOINS COMMOTION

Los Angeles, CA (March 3, 2020) - The California Commotion announce another signee from the open tryout held at UCLA on Feb. 1.

Savannah Horvath (Las Vegas, Nev.), played her collegiate career at Cal State University, Northridge where she was named the 2015 Big West Co-Freshman of the Year and 2018 Big West Player of the Year.

She was a four-time, first-team all-conference selection and hit a walk-off home run in her last collegiate at-bat.

In high school, she was named the USA Today's National Junior Player of the Year and Nevada's Gatorade Player of the Year.

"I am beyond excited to join this new franchise," Horvath said. "To be playing the sport I fell in love with professionally is a blessing and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I am so grateful for my family who allow me to chase my dream. I cannot wait to take the field with the California Commotion and be a part of this community."

"Savannah is a special player. She has versatility to play multiple positions for us. She was her conference player of the year and we expect great things from her." said Deb Hartwig - General Manager

In the offseason, Horvath is a member of the Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Vivas.

On March 30, the Commotion will participate in its first NPF College Draft, where the team will attempt to complement the existing roster with drafted college rookies. As the league's newest franchise, the Commotion will not only make the first pick of the 2020 Draft, but will also make the first pick in all five Draft rounds.

The Commotion will open their season on April 17th against the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois at Fresno State University.

JUAREZ JOINS COMMOTION, RETURNS TO NATIONAL PRO FASTPITCH

Los Angeles, CA - The California Commotion is bringing Jamee Juarez back to National Pro Fastpitch with the announcement of her signing on Wednesday.

Juarez (La Puente, Calif.) made her NPF debut with the now-defunct Akron Racers in 2007. She joined the Chicago Bandits in 2011, played seven of nine positions during the season and won a Cowles Cup. Juarez then played one season with the USSSA Pride in 2012.

In addition to playing in the NPF, Juarez played for the Venezuelan National Team (2017-18), Mexican National Team (2013-15) and in the Italian Softball League (2009-2010, 2018-19).

"It's an honor to be joining the California Commotion in its first NPF season," said Juarez. "Born and raised in Southern California, which is pretty much the softball Mecca, makes this this experience that much sweeter. This is for all those little girls who dream about becoming professional softball players. This team has a vision and I can't wait to see it unfold."

The veteran played her collegiate career at Ohio State where she was named All-Big Ten all four years and set or tied for six single-season records and was the Big Ten Tournament's Most Outstanding Player in 2007.

"Jamee is a veteran player that brings a wealth of experience with her both nationally and internationally. She has deep Southern California roots that will bring leadership to this amazing team we are building," said Deb Hartwig, General Manager.

On March 30, the Commotion will participate in its first NPF College Draft, where the team will attempt to complement the existing roster with drafted college rookies. As the league's newest franchise, the Commotion will not only make the first pick of the 2020 Draft, but will also make the first pick in all five Draft rounds.

The Commotion will open their season on April 17th against the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois at Fresno State University.

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