Jessica grew up in the Marietta area and played high school ball for Harrison where she graduated in 2002 and is a member of the 2015 Harrison High School Hall of Fame.
She went on the play at Marshall University from 2002-2006 where she started every game of her career at shortstop, made All-Conference every year, was a 3 year captain, and finished her career at Marshall in the top five of six different career categories.
In 2006, Jessica was 1 of 28 players drafted to the National Professional Fastpitch (NPF) League, to the Chicago Bandits. Jessica played professional softball for 6 years, winning a championship in 2010 with the USSSA Florida Pride, and finishing her career in 2011 with the Akron Racers.
Jessica has a bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology and a Masters Degree in Leadership Studies. She has coached collegiality at the Division 1 level for 7 years including Marshall University, Western Carolina University, and most recently at the University of San Diego.
Identical twin sister, Amanda Paz, is the assistant softball coach at Kennesaw State. Jessica currently resides in Dallas, Georgia with husband Chandler Sweat.
Jessica is available for: hitting lessons, slapping lessons, defensive lessons, film breakdown, team practices, recruiting advising, leadership seminars, and group lessons.