There was no immediate confirmation from the team, but Stephenson confirmed the reports on Twitter.
Head Coach Khala Taylor remarked, “Pi will not only be a great addition to our team, but she is a very important piece to the dynamic that this team will reflect on and off the field.”
Competing for a total of five-years as a student-athlete, Taylor received Pac-12 Championships honors for two-years as a 400 meter runner in Track & Field in addition to being a starting Outfielder and three-time NCAA Regionals Participant in Softball. She was named an Easton All-American, PAC-12 All-Freshman Team and Big Meet 4×100 meter Champion in her career. As a Cal Alumni, she then went to pursue a Professional softball career overseas playing for the Zurich Barracudas in Switzerland in 2017 and the Mt. Albert Ramblers of Auckland, New Zealand in 2018. She also played for the ASBA in Satsuma, Alabama in 2019 and was named First-Team All ASBA, All-ASBA Defensive Team and held the Team Leading Batting Average for The Performance Lab.
Stephenson, 15, comes off a successful Fall Season playing for Kiko Garcia under the NorCal Choppers banner. Kiko Garcia played for the Baltimore Orioles and was drafted in the 3rd round of the 1971 MLB June Amateur Draft from Ygnacio Valley HS (Concord, CA).
Commenting on the Play Like Pi Foundation started by Pi Stephenson, “You have to have a good heart to do this kind of thing,” Garcia said. “It’s not something easy to do, so I commend her for even trying to do that, and I genuinely think she’ll do a very good job.”