I grew up in Elk Grove, CA with my parents Heather and Jim Carda and two younger brothers Eric and Jack. My family has always supported me and are a HUGE reason I am where I am today.
Softball was introduced to me at a young age and has given me more than I could have ever dreamt of. Growing up, playing softball didn’t come easy to me, but I sure did love putting in the work and that ended up paying off…BIG TIME. The hard work, along with many other things, led me to receiving a scholarship to UCLA, which then led to the opportunity to play for Team USA after that. When I graduated from UCLA, I was the Pitching Coach at Cal Poly from 2015-2018, while playing for Team USA. Currently I am a member of the USA Olympic Softball Team and continuing to play professionally in Japan for Team Honda.
My journey has only just begun and I hope you will join me on it!
Team Honda (Japan Softball League)
Pleasant Grove High School
Lady Magic (Club Organization)
2x Pac12 Player of the Year
WBSC Women’s World Championship Gold Medalist
3x Japan Cup Gold Medalist
Pan American Championship Gold Medalist
2015 Pan American Games Silver Medalist