Former Cal State Fullerton star and NPF player Missy Taukeiaho has announced her retirement as a player.
“This past summer, I officially played my last game and am choosing to hang up the cleats,” Taukeiaho said in a social media post last week.
Taukeiaho starred for the Cal State Fullerton Titans from 2014-2016, after beginning her career at the University of Washington for one season. At Fullerton, Taukeiaho made her mark as not only one of the nation’s best at the time, but also as one of the finest in the Titan program’s history.
Three times an NFCA all-American, each time earning a nomination to the Third Team, Taukeiaho was twice named the Big West Conference’s Player of the Year. In addition to three consecutive first-team all-conference selections with the Titans, Taukeiaho also got a taste of the Women’s College World Series in her single-season tenure with Washington.
After her collegiate career, Taukeiaho was not selected in the NPF draft, but was signed by the USSSA Pride as an undrafted free agent. She later spent the 2017 summer season as a member of the Texas Charge.