Washington wins first-ever conference series in Tucson.
2013 (Freshman): Hit a double and scored a run in game one at ASU ... hit a double in game three ... had a home run, two hits, two runs, four RBI and a walk in game one vs. OSU ... scored twice and walked twice in game two ... walked twice in game three ... had two hits including a double, an RBI and a walk in game two at UCLA ... had a home run in game three ... walked once in game one vs. Oregon ... had a home run, two RBI and a walk in game two at Arizona ... had a home run, scored twice and drew a walk in game three ... had one hit vs. Michigan ... scored once and had a hit vs. DePaul ... had two hits, scored twice and drew a walk vs. Penn State ... scored once vs. Pacific ... had a hit, a run, two RBI and two walks vs. Ohio ... had a hit, including a double, and scored twice vs. Bradley ... walked once vs. New Mexico ... against Yale had three hits, including a home run, scored three times, walked once and stole a base ... had three hits including a double and home run with three RBI and two runs scored vs. Seattle ... hit a double, had an RBI and was HBP vs. Bradley ... had a hit, an RBI and scored twice vs. UNO ... had two hits at CSU ... hit a double as a pinch hitter vs. Virginia ... had a hit, a run and a walk vs. Illinois ... hit a double and had an RBI vs. No. 13/16 Geoergia ... started in left field vs. Notre Dame ... pinch hit vs. No. 24/22 Kentucky ... started as DP vs. Cal Poly ... pinch hit vs. UC Riverside and had one hit ... played in all six games on opening weekend and started in three ... made her collegiate debut as a pinch hitter vs. St. Mary's ... earned her first start in left field vs. UAB ... pinch hit and had an RBI on a sac fly vs. Ole Miss ... had a double in game one vs. Hawai'i ... had an RBI, a run and a walk as a pinch hitter in game two vs. UAB ... had a run and two walks in the championship game vs. Hawai'i.
Attended Etiwanda HS and played for the Worth Firecrackers 18U Gold in Southern California ... a 2009 First-Team All-Baseline League selection ... MVP of her league in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... 2009 academic honors ... highest batting average in 2009 ... second-team all CIF in 2009 ... team MVP from 2010-2012 ... 2012 hitting award ... 2012 scholar-athlete award ... 2011 hitting award ... 2012 hitting award ... a First-Team ESPNRISE All-American in 2011 and named the Junior Player of the Year in Calif. ... she also earned the Daily Bulletin's Player of the Year in 2011, the Sluggers Award from 2009-2011.
Was born Feb. 13, 1994 ... parents are Angela Vargas and Williams Taukeiaho ... has two sisters, Jessica and Vanessa Taukeiaho ... lists hometown as Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. ... lists hobbies as swimming, video games, watching movies and hanging out ... she has several family connections to the Pac-12 as she has had relatives play football at Arizona State and Oregon State ... has several former club teammates that play at Oregon, Arizona, Stanford, OSU, Georgia and Oklahoma ... lists her favorite player as David Ortiz because he is a powerful hitter ... most admires her mom and grandmother to help her get to where she is now.
Coach Tarr on Taukeiaho
"Missy is one of the best hitters in the game of softball," said Tarr. "She is tough and competitive and that's why she's going to be a great Husky in the years to come. Her experience playing for the Worth Firecrackers and for Coach Tony Rico will allow her an immediate opportunity to play right away."
Taukeiaho on why Washington
"I chose UW because Seattle and the campus are beautiful. Everyone was very welcoming on my trips up here and the program for softball is solid all around."