6 Shelly Tait
6 Shelly Tait
Height: 5-6
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA
Position: P
Bats/Throws: R/R
Previous School: Santa Ana College

2013 All-Big West Honorable Mention


Tait made 30 appearances and 23 starts in her second and final season at CSUN … earned All-Big West Honorable Mention honors … went 12-12 with a team-best 2.72 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 128.2 innings of work … held opponents to a .274 batting average for the year … led the team in wins, K’s, complete games (10) and innings pitched … went 6-6 with a 2.94 ERA and 27 K’s in 64.1 innings of work … tossed shutouts against CSU Bakersfield and Weber State …  led CSUN to its first victory over LMU since 2006 with a complete game performance … won both games of a doubleheader against Pacific … earned her second career win over Long Beach State on ESPNU … picked up two wins in the series sweep of UC Riverside … had a career-high nine strikeouts in a win over Weber State.


Tait appeared and started nine games in the circle for the Matadors in her first season with the club … finished 1-7 with a 4.97 ERA, five complete games, 13 strikeouts and a .308 opponent batting average in 43.2 innings of work … earned her first career win over Long Beach State, scattering five hits with no walks and just one earned run. 

Santa Ana College

Tait spent the 2010-11 academic year with the Dons ... named to the All-OEC Second Team following the season ... earned her Associate's Degree in 2011. 

Pacific University

Tait spend the 2009 season with the Tigers ... had a 2-0 record in the circle. 

Mission Viejo High School

Tait was a four-year letterwinner in softball for the Diablos ... earned Team MVP honors following all four seasons ... all-league first team for her final three seasons ... earned league MVP honors following junioir and senior seasons ... graduated in 2008. 


Born on April 1, 1990 ... daughter of Pat and Larry Tait ... has one sister, Nicole ... favorites include the LA Angels of Anaheim, the New York Jets, Mexican food and the TV show "Friends" ... cannot imaging going a week without diet coke ... majoring in Psychology.