Janie Reed Biography

Janie Reed is a famous American softball outfielder who is from Placentia, California. She is a former collegiate All-American and a left-handed hitter. She is well-known for her approach to her profession.

Early Life

Janette Miiko Takeda gave birth to Janie Reed on April 15, 1993, in Placentia, California, United States of America. In a softball family, she is the youngest and most decorated of three sisters. Allison, the oldest, was a high school softball player, while Michelle, the middle child, went on to play NCAA softball for Maryland and Southern Mississippi University. Takeda played travel baseball for the OC Batbusters while attending El Dorado High School.

Takeda, who bats left-handed and throws right-handed, grew up in a softball family, which meant she batted six days a week with her father and was offensively different from her sisters. When asked why she loves softball, she says, “I adore when a team comes together and strives for the same objective.” Takeda’s dream profession would be to work on sports films and in sports journalism, reporting on games and making a difference in women’s sports.


Janie Reed attended El Dorado High School in Placentia, California, and graduated in 2011. Takeda was a four-year member of the varsity softball team and was named Female Athlete of the Year her final year. In her senior year of high school, Takeda played in a total of 85 games, winning 10 and losing 14. Takeda had a.466 batting average and 132 hits in his career. Takeda had a.503 on-base percentage, 26 runs batted in (RBI), and a total of 63 runs scored. Janie is a four-time All-Century League selection, as well as a Cal-Hi Sports/All-Orange County first-team selection and league co-MVP. Takeda was named to the honor roll and was a distinguished scholar her senior year.

Janie Reed Career

Janie Reed began her professional career in 2008 with the OC Batbusters. Takeda’s team finished 3rd in the 2010 Premier Girls Softball Tourney. In 2011, Takeda batted.460 in the PGF tournament, leading her side to 4th place. Takeda earned a 3.17 GPA while studying journalism at the University of Oregon. Takeda was the Ducks’ 19th softball player. She was a three-time NFCA All-American and Pac12 All-Star.

“I chose Oregon because it was the best conference in the country. I also enjoyed the coaches and the city of Eugene and I enjoyed being a member of a growing team.”

A preseason top 50 watch list for USA softball player of the year, Takeda got the UO’s Jackson Award. The Jackson athletic trophy is given to a deserving graduating senior female athlete each spring. Athletic excellence, academic performance, leadership, and inspiration to other athletes determine the winner. Student-athletes nominate winners, who are chosen by student-athletes and sports department officials. Besides her achievements on the field, NFCA second-team All-America, NCAA Eugene regional MVP, 1st team All-Pacific region, and 1st team All-Pac-12 honors. Takeda’s blog, Time to Finish What We Started, discussed the team’s emotions during the season, as well as the pressures of job and school.

Janie Reed Biography

Real Name Janette Miiko “Janie” Takeda-Reed
Birth Date April 15, 1993
Age (as of 2021) 28 Years
Birth Place Placentia, California, USA
Nationality American
Profession Professional Softball Player
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Aries

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 000 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 56 kg  –  in Pounds –  123 lbs
Body Measurements 33-26-35
Bra Size 32B
Waist Size 26 Inches
Hips Size 35 Inches
Shoe Size 8 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Athletic


Father George Takeda
Mother Susan Takeda
Sister Two (Allison, Michelle Takeda)


School El Dorado High School
College Oregon University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Jake Reed

Personal Life

The year 2017 marked the first anniversary of Janie Reed’s marriage to professional baseball pitcher Jake Reed. She is content in her married life, and she is succeeding in her professional endeavors as well as concentrating on her vocation.

Janie Reed Net Worth

Janie has a total net worth of 3.2 million dollars, which she has accumulated entirely through her hard work and success as a professional softball player. She is completely devoted to her chosen profession.


  • Reed was named to three different First-Team All-Pac-12 teams. In addition, she was chosen to the First Team and Second Team All-American teams in three of her four years at the university.
  • Texas-based Dallas Charge is a National Pro Fastpitch softball team that competes in the National Pro Fastpitch softball league (NPF). Takeda was selected in the first round (26th overall) of the 2015 NPF Draft on April 1, however, he chose to represent Team USA instead.
  • Taking a look back at the Ducks’ journey to the Women’s College World Series in 2014, Takeda was chosen by ESPN to document the journey.
  • Takeda started a community service project at Mt. Pisgah to help restore the mountain’s natural environment by planting trees. She volunteered to distribute Thanksgiving hampers to deserving families in the community and to raise donations for UNICEF’s “Chemo Ducks” fundraising campaign.

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