Aleah Pagan has been playing softball for approximately 8 years and has loved every moment of this experience. Her and COGS Treasurer, Aiko Takata, both started their softball journey playing for the Oakland Girls Softball League(OGSL) and cannot thank them enough for all of the support and encouragement they provided that helped our softball skills flourish. Aleah currently plays for the Nor Cal Valley Stompers and is looking forward to spending an upcoming season with her team members, including Marisa and Aiko.
Aleah is a 10th grader at Miramonte High School and enjoys spending time with friends, hiking with her family and dog, and any other outdoor activity, including white-water rafting. She hopes that COGS will continue to grow and looks forward to the opportunities of helping more people be apart of the wonderful sport that is softball.
Marisa Varni has been playing softball for about 10 years and it has been a huge part of her life, keeping her active, helping her make new friends, and getting her to step outside her comfort zone to try new things.
Marisa is a 10th grader at Dougherty Valley High School and enjoys spending time with friends, being outdoors and meeting new people. She is currently a pitcher and third baseman for the Nor Cal Valley Stompers with her friends Aleah Aiko and Alyssa. Starting out in San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League (SRVGAL), she is so thankful for all of the opportunities her former coaches have given her and helped her grow as a player along the way. Softball is such a great way to put yourself out there and meet amazing people so she hopes Catch On will allow many other girls to achieve great things in the future.
Aiko is passionate about softball. She has been playing for 8 years and her life has been full of cheers, dirt, teamwork, and happiness ever since.
Aiko is in the eleventh grade at Oakland Technical High School. Aiko enjoys running with her dog, playing tennis, and listening to music. She currently plays pitcher and right field for the Nor Cal Valley Stompers with her friends Marisa and Aleah. She started out in the Oakland Girls Softball League and is so thankful for all of the great opportunities the league gave her. She also is very thankful for her wonderful parents that take her to tournaments, practice with her, and support her.
Aiko's dream is to spread the joy of softball and teamwork to others. She hopes that Catch On will achieve her goal.
Alyssa has been playing softball for 6 years and it fills her life with joy. She currently plays for the Nor Cal Valley Stompers with her friends Aleah, Aiko, and Marisa. Her softball experience helped her discover her passions and goals including the Catch On Girls Softball organization. She is an incoming freshman at California High School and hopes to play on their softball team in the spring. In her free time she hikes with friends, goes camping with her family, and cook.
She enjoys being in COGS and gains a lot of knowledge from the whole experience. It is always exiting to meet new people and hear their stories and passions.