Taran Alvelo, a former two-time All-American college pitcher, is the newest staff member of the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns.

Alvelo, who helped lead the Washington Huskies to three-straight Women's College World Series appearances (2017-2019), has joined the Louisiana staff as a volunteer assistant coach.

A native of Carroll, Ohio, Alvelo was tabbed an NFCA Third-Team All-American last season, going 26-6 with a 1.55 ERA. for the Huskies, while also being named to the All-WCWS Team.

A three-time All-Pac-12 selection, Alvelo received NFCA Second-Team All-American honors in 2018, going 23-5 with a 1.30 ERA.

Second in Washington softball history with 895 career strikeouts, Alvelo played on the Puerto Rico women's national softball team, and was the 8th-overall selection of the NPF Draft (National Pro-Fastpitch League) by the Aussie Peppers, before playing for the USSSA Pride, who was coached by Louisiana head coach Gerry Glasco.

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