Rancho Santa Fe resident leads softball team to national title


Rancho Santa Fe resident Rachel Nasland, 16, led her softball team, “The Next Level,” to the 16U ASA National Championship title.

The 172 teams that had to qualify from across the nation competed in Chattanooga, Tenn., this past summer in hopes of being crowned “National Champions.”

Rachel, a junior at Torrey Pines High School and a Notre Dame recruit, hurled a “no hitter” on her team’s way to the championship game. In the title game, Rachel pitched a 3-0 shut-out victory with 10 strikeouts against the Georgia Impact Gold.