Former Ranger Zanca joins NWOSU softball staff

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State Softball announced the hiring of their new assistant softball coach Taylor Zanca.

Zanca, a former Ranger first baseman will be staying in the Ranger family as she becomes the new assistant coach under Jill DeVries.

“I am truly so excited to be adding Taylor to the coaching staff. In her time as a Ranger, Taylor was a big hitter, a pitcher, and a 1st baseman, NWOSU coach Devries said. “She brings a wide range of knowledge, great NCAA DII experience, and GAC experience. Taylor has an immense passion for the game and Northwestern Athletics. Northwestern softball is going to benefit greatly from having her on staff.”

Zanca played collegiate softball for Butler Community College, and Oklahoma Baptist University, before transferring into the Ranger program in 2019. She played in her first game the past year during the 2020 season. In her 11 starts, she finished the season with a batting average of .310.

The former first baseman/pitcher will look to turn her playing experience into the next level as she starts the next chapter of the game in coaching, Zanca shares about taking the assistant position.

“The opportunity to begin my career with this experience is so exciting,” Zanca said. “I have a true love for the game of softball and Northwestern as a whole. Coach Jill has been someone special in my life, and working for her has provided me with so much growth. These girls hold an incredible part of my heart. Ride Rangers Ride.”

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