Andrea Morales grew up mainly in Marin County. Her mom ran San Rafael Girls Softball and helped found the Marin Blue Angels, a team that Andrea played on and her dad helped coach. Andrea played for San Rafael High and was a catcher and 1st team all-league. Andrea’s father also spent several years as an MCAL umpire.
Andrea played on the NorCal Tremors and received many offers from top colleges but ultimately chose a more academic school. She played her freshman year at Union College in Upstate New York. At a tournament in Fort Myers, Florida, she broke her leg (the fibula) but managed to finish the game and still came back and lettered in the season. Andrea transferred to Santa Clara University and walked on to the team. Unfortunately, in a game at Cal, another injury forced her to “retire” from softball and focus on her studies. After college, Andrea played on the San Jose Strikers women’s travel fastpitch team and coached at San Rafael High. Andrea is passionate about softball and loves the game. Her dad taught her that understanding the rules and how the game is played is as important as fundamentals.
Andrea and her husband Marlon moved back to Marin County about 6 years ago and have settled in Novato. They have 3 kids, Athena age 17, Thalia age 7 and Talos age 6. She works in Total Rewards (Compensation & Benefits) and is often speaking at industry conferences and is an advocate for helping address the Pay Equity issues