Former VG softball standout Cordova is enjoying a productive career at CAC
With 98 collegiate hits under her belt and a .302 career batting average, Cordova is one of five sophomores on the team and the "lead by example type."
"She's a quiet kid. She comes out here and works hard every day," said Davis. "If you ask Taco to go run 3 miles, Taco will make sure she's first running 3 miles … she leads by example. She's been a positive role model for the other girls coming in."
The fact that community college differs from high school and a four-year college — due to it only being two years — means the team needs to come together quicker.
"At first it's really hard to get along with all the girls because they're new," said Cordova. "But once everyone is together you're like family … everyone is on the same page … everyone can mesh together."
Another bonding experience is being able to have classes with one another.
"I'm not really the school type of girl," said Cordova. "But … having my teammate in classes is really helpful because if we slack off or need help with something, we have one another to work with."
As the month of May approaches and Cordova's academic and collegiate careers at CAC are reaching the end, what comes next is still a mystery.
"I'm not sure yet," said Cordova. "Hopefully I can continue to play somewhere else, but I don't know where yet."
One thing she is sure of is she made the correct choice in staying close to home. Currently one of three girls on the CAC softball team from Casa Grande, the only sophomore of the three, Cordova has some advice for the locals.
"I would recommend any of the local girls to stay close, because my family being here and all my friends coming to support me was a big help," she said.