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Jessica Mendoza
• Started in left field and went 0-for-2 in a loss to Japan in the gold medal game, 3-1...team went 8-1 at the 2008 Games to take the silver medal...(posted: Aug. 21)

• Helped the squad come out on top in a nine-inning battle with Japan, 4-1, to advance to the gold medal game...drew a walk in the ninth, and scored what proved to be the game-winning run on Crystl Bustos' homerun...(posted: Aug. 19)

• Helped the U.S. trounce another opponent to finish pool play with a perfect 7-0 record...went 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI in a 9-0 win over host China to help the team reach the semifinals...(posted: Aug. 18)

• Homered for the fourth time in the last three games, helping Team USA to an 8-0 win over the Netherlands...team increased its record to 6-0...(posted: Aug. 17)

• Started in left field in a 7-0 win over Chinese Taipei, which kept the U.S. perfect at 5-0 in pool play...continued to drive the squad's offense, ripping a double in the first inning to start the scoring and nailing her third homerun in two days to lead off a five-run third inning...went 2-for-3 in the game, with a run scored and two RBI....(posted: Aug. 15)

• Helped Team USA post two wins in one afternoon, defeating Japan, 7-0, in five innings before coming from behind to defeat Canada, 8-1, in a game resumed from the previous day...went 2-for-3 with two homeruns against Japan to lead the team with a whopping four RBI...reached on a fielder's choice in the sixth inning against Canada, and scored the go-ahead run later in the inning...went 1-4 with a double against the Canadian team with two runs scored and an RBI...(posted: Aug. 14)

• Started in left field, scored and recorded one of the five Team USA hits in a 3-0 win over Australia in the team's second preliminary game...in the sixth inning, drew a lead-off walk and scored on a Crystal Bustos homerun to give the U.S. a cushion for the seventh...(posted: Aug. 12)

• Started in left field and went 0-for-3 for Team USA in an 11-0 rout of Venezuela in the team's opener...scored a run and stole a base after being hit by a pitch late in the game...(posted: Aug. 11)

• Former Cardinal outfielder became the first Stanford softball Olympian in 2004, and returns as one of Team USA's top players in 2008...won a gold medal with the 2004 team in Athens...hit .495 and led the team with 25 doubles and 21 homeruns on the recent Bound For Beijing Tour...Stanford's only four-time All-American, earning first-team honors all four years...led the Cardinal to its first Women's College World Series appearance in 2001...(posted: Aug. 1)
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