Two Texas Softball standouts have re-signed with Athletes Unlimited for the upcoming summer of softball.
2022’s Rookie of the Year Shannon Rhodes and fellow Longhorn Nadia Taylor will compete in the 2023 AUX and Championship Seasons. Both competitions will take place at The Stadium at Parkway Bank Sports Complex in Rosemont, Ill.
Rhodes made a stellar return to the sport after a year off from softball, starting with AUX in San Diego and it carried over to Rosemont for championship season. She trailed close behind 2022 champion Dejah Mulipola in home runs, hitting eight bombs in 15 games that contributed to her .375 average, 14 RBIs, and second-ranked .958 slugging percentage.
Taylor has competed with the league since its inception and has had a lengthy career as a pro. At AU, she has started in 33 games and holds a .220 average and .430 slugging percentage. In the off-season, Taylor worked as the assistant softball coach at Michigan State. She was a four-year letter winner for Texas Softball from 2009-12.
Athletes Unlimited Softball returns with AUX on June 12.
Savanna Collins is the Digital Media Reporter at Athletes Unlimited. You can follow her on Twitter @savannaecollins.
Becoming Shannon Rhodes, professional athlete
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Nadia Taylor encourages her students with a positive mindset and hopes to grow the game of softball
Aleshia Ocasio signs for 2023 AUX and Championship seasons
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