JESSICA Pasco '13 FEATURED IN "DAILY BREEZE"
October 9, 2012
From the Daily Breeze:
Rolling Hills Prep softball player Jessica Pasco made a big-time college commitment. She verbally committed to the University of Pacific to play Division I softball as a catcher. Jessica said she had been drawing interest from Christian Brothers in Tennessee and also had a trip to St. Cloud State in Minnesota lined up in November. But she said she could not pass up Pacific's allure, especially having participated in Pacific's softball camp in August.
"I really like the coaching staff, and it's a really pretty campus. Everything appealed to me," she said. "When I stepped onto campus, it was the perfect fit."
Jessica will be the fourth RH Prep softball player to play at the next level, following in the footsteps of Sarah Patrick (Pennsylvania), Amber Garland (Occidental College) and Jessica's cousin Katelyn Marquez (Idaho State).
Rolling Hills Prep's softball program is regarded as one of the best small school programs in the Southern California. Husky softball is lead by alumni parent Ben Pasco father of Jessica (13). Coach Pasco brings a wealth of coaching expierence leading not only the RHP program but also as the head coach of the Firecrackers 18U travel team. "We are delighted to have Ben at RHP," said Athletic Director Brian Knigin. "He is a tremendous leader and an excellent teacher. He has a great vision for how to build on the success of this program. Ben loves softball and he loves RHP, we just couldn't have a better fit for our program."
Rolling Hills Prep School's softball philosophy is simple: Focus on the fundamentals of the game and take care of the little things that are the basis of sound mechanics. We also expect our players to demonstrate great sportsmanship, have a team first attitude, and maintain a disciplined approach to the game of softball. Success in softball, as well as in most aspects of life, depends largely on our approach to the task at hand. Our softball players will be taught the value of mental preparation and focus. Overcoming adversity and keeping cool under pressure will also be emphasized. Most importantly, we want every athlete to have fun, and enjoy softball.