Silver Medal For Elk Grove Native Ally Carda In Softball
Elk Grove native Ally Carda won a silver medal in the Tokyo Olympics playing softball. Carda is 28 years old and went to Pleasant Grove High School. She played pitcher and infield for the Olympic softball team.
The United States has played six games of softball in the Olympics. Team USA and Team Japan played one match before the championship. Carda pitched five innings and struck out nine in the preview match. During the championship game, Carda pitched two and two-thirds of an inning during the championship game. With a lead of 2-0, Japan took gold whereas Team USA took silver.
Carda attended the University of California, Los Angeles. While there, she played Pac-12 and played varsity softball at Pleasant Grove High School. She graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 2011. At UCLA she earned her degree in sociology but continued to play softball. Eventually, she became an assistant coach for Cal Poly in 2016. Carda will be staying in Tokyo until November to play professional softball. More information about her career and statistics can be found here.