THIS YEAR: Sophomore Taryn Devich comes in with strength and confidence that comes from a year of experience... Will push to be the Cougar ace of the staff ... Not afraid to pitch inside, and her ability to bring the ball in low and throw spin keeps batters off balance.
2010 (freshman): Came in as a 2010 true-freshman to lead the Cougars' pitching staff with a 1.52 ERA, and 115 innings of work ... In a game against Hope International she pitched the game of her brief college career by throwing a no-hitter, which included a career-high10 strikeouts, for the first no-hitter by a Cougars since 2005 ... Did not allow hit in 5 innings of work vs. Biola ... Finished the season with 78 strikeouts and a team-leading 12 wins after wining her first 4 decisions as a Cougar.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played 4 years of varsity softball for head coach Rob Weil at Los Alamitos (Calif.) High ... As a 2009 senior was named All-Sunset League ... As a 2008 junior named All-CIF second team ... Was a member of the 2007 Griffin Sunset League Championship team as a sophomore ... As a 2006 freshman was a member of the Griffin CIF semi-finalist team ... Earned the Academic Athlete Award her freshman, junior and senior years ... As a 2009 senior pitched 2 perfect games, first against Sonora High in La Habra, Calif. and then again conference rival Newport Harbor High in Newport Beach, Calif.
PERSONAL: Born March 9, 1991, in Fountain Valley, Calif. ... Parents are John and Becky Devich ... Has 2 sisters (Kacey, Hallie) ... Her father, John, played in the Kansas City Royals organization ... Majoring in applied health ... Enjoys photography.