LSU Softball Staff
JILL BARRETT NEAL
Jill (Barrett) Neal was an All-American third baseman for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in 2014. She jumped into the lineup as a freshman at third base and started every game during her four-year career. Jill was a three-time First Team All-CUSA member, a two-time First Team All-Region performer and a 2014 NFCA All-American.
She played two seasons in the National Pro Fastpitch League for the Akron Racers before being traded to the Chicago Bandits. In her season with the Bandits, she was second on the team with a .345 batting average and led the team to the Cowles Cup Championship.
Zach Jermain, who is currently a PhD student at LSU, currently serves as the Data Analyst for the LSU Softball Team. A native of Missouri, Zach grew up playing men's fastpitch before enrolling as a student manager at the University of Missouri. His journey to Baton Rouge began in December of 2016 when he enrolled as a Master's Degree student at LSU. He was a member of a Women's College World Series team with LSU (2017) and two teams who reached the Super Regional round (2018, 2019).
He is currently involved in PhD level research in Mathematics of Material Science and Plasmonic Metamaterials.