Community Outreach Coordinator
Nerissa Manantria Myers, born on November 26, 1990 in Petal, MS is the daughter of Suzette Bajoie and Cecil Marshall. She has two younger brothers Necota (23) and Aron, Jr Bajoie (21). Before graduating from Petal High School in 2009, she lettered in 3 sports: slow-pitch, basketball, and fast-pitch. During her time at Petal she was a State Runner-Up, South State Runner-Up and District Champion in Fast-pitch softball. She was All-District (06-07), All- State, and a Scholar Athlete from 2006-2008. As an 8th grader Myers participated in the 4a State Tournament as the starting shortstop. In 2006 she became a Slowpitch State Champion with a school best 31-1 record. After a stellar junior season Myers was named Slow-pitch Player of the Year. In 2008 Petal Lady Panthers were Co-District Champion in basketball. Following an ACL tear Myers became All-District as a junior and the PHS Scholar Athlete in 2007 and 2008.
Nerissa graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. During her time Myers led the nation in runs per game with 1.24 which set a new Sun Belt Conference record during her 2011 season. The next season she would lead the nation in runs scored with 83. Myers is number one in the UL record books with a total of 243 runs and 1st in hit by pitches with 34. This landmark also gave her a place in the Division I NCAA record books. She also hit four grand slams, the third-most in NCAA history for a single season.
First Team All-Sun Belt (2013)
Top 50 Watch List (2013)
First Team All-Lafayette Region (2012)
College Sports Madness Third Team All-American (2012)
All-Sun Belt First Team (2012)
Lousiville Slugger Division-I National Player of the Week (3/12-3/18/12)
Two-Time SBC Player of the Week
All-Baton Rouge Regional Team (2010)
Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll (2010)
All-Sun Belt Second Team (2011)
Following the loss to Michigan in 2013, Myers tried out for the Chicago Bandits Professional Softball team. She recorded a batting average of .333 with 6 homeruns. 2014 she was traded to Akron Racers, where she would become starting shortstop(2014)/DH(2015). During her time in Akron she won the 2013 NPF Offensive Player of Year award and was named to the All-NPF Team after leading the league with 43 RBI and tying for the league lead in run scored with 35 and finished second on her team in BA with .365. She was tied in the league with 35 runs scored, and tied for second with 9hr. 2015 Myers led the NPF with 31 RBI, was top 10 in batting with .311 on 42 hits, and hitting 9 home runs for second place. In two seasons with the Racers, Myers left Akron second in franchise history with a .577 slugging percentage. She’s also third all-time with a .338 batting average and .451 on base percentage. She recorded 18 home runs, 9 doubles, and 57 runs. Myers was named as the 25th Impact Honoree for the Akron Racers.
In 2014 Myers returned to UL for one semester in the Exercise Science master program, where she received a 3.5 GPA, and helped UL softball return to the Super Regionals. 2015 Myers started her career as an assistant hitting/infield coach for George Washington University. During the 2014-2015 seasons, Myers led the Colonials to the Conference Tournament. The Colonials were ranked nationally for triples per game.
Scrap Yard Dawgs
2016 Myers was traded to the Houston, Scrap Yard Dawgs where she would start second base. In her first season she was All NPF, and led her team with a .390 regular season batting average. She was 3rd in batting average in the NPF, but lead the league in doubles with 11, and walks with 34.