Softballer Taylah Tsitsikronis is a catcher and first baseman in the Australian Softball Team who made her Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 where softball made its return to the Olympic program – 13 years since it last featured at Beijing 2008.
First taking up Softball at age six, Taylah soared through the junior ranks. Selected on to the Under 16 NSW Team for the 2009 National Championships, where NSW claimed victory, going on to claim four consecutive national titles with NSW at the Under 16 and Under 19 level. She would later go on to win six national titles with the NSW open team, the Firestars. Her stand-out performance earned her a spot on the Australian Junior Team for the 2011 and 2013 Junior Women’s Softball World Championship with the team winning bronze in 2013.
The following year Taylah made her Australian Senior Team debut at the 2014 Women’s Softball World Championships in the Netherlands where she bought home another bronze medal. A consistent member of the team since her debut, the NSW Institute of Sport scholarship holder represented Australia at the 2016 and 2018 World Championships.
Hailing from Penrith, Taylah relocated to the USA in 2016 to play in the National Pro Fastpitch League for the Pennsylvania Rebellion and then the Chicago Bandits. She began playing for the Aussie Peppers in 2018, when they joined the Fast Pitch League as part of an arrangement with Softball Australia and is a current member of the team.
Taylah’s outstanding batting performance helped Australia get through the Asia/Oceania Qualifier tournament undefeated, with the Aussie Spirit defeating China 9-3 in the final game to book their ticket to Tokyo. Taylah was officially named on the Australian Team in July 2021.