Sahvanna Jaquish is leaving the Dixie State coaching staff.
Jaquish revealed her departure in a postgame press conference during the final weekend of the Athletes Unlimited professional season. “Actually, I’m not going back to Dixie State,” Jaquish said during the press conference. “I chose another route that would help me train and be more prepared for next [Athletes Unlimited] season.”
The 2021 season was Jaquish’s first on staff at Dixie State, coinciding with the Trailblazers’ inaugural year as a Division 1 program. She helped tutor the Trailblazer offense to a .294 batting average and 36 home runs as a unit; the squad finished the year 19-30 overall with six wins in conference play.
Prior to her tenure at Dixie State, Jaquish spent the 2019 season as an assistant coach at La Verne and served as a volunteer assistant at LSU, her alma mater, in 2018.
A stellar player during her collegiate career, Jaquish was the first player in LSU program history to be named an All-American in every season of her career in Baton Rouge. She finished her Tiger career as the program’s all-time RBI leader.
Playing her second season with Athletes Unlimited in 2021, Jaquish served as a team captain for 80% of the five-week season. Following the first week of AU play, when captains were determined by their 2020 statistical finish, Jaquish was a captain in every week of the league when captaincy was determined by present-year accomplishments. She finished 7th overall in the final league standings, with 1,570 points to her credit.