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2021 Top 50 Recruiting Rankings

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Here are the best 50 players in the class of 2021

In formulating rankings for the sophomore through senior classes, Softball America places an emphasis on real-time developmental growth in conducting player-profile analysis. Prospect potential, projected upside, overall and position-specific athleticism as well as other quantifiable metrics are key components of evaluation. At the same time, current skill set, production and impact at the club and/or high school level are fundamental analytical data points. SA’s methodology includes consultation with club, scholastic, collegiate and Team USA sources nationwide.

Find 2019 and 2020 rankings below. 

Class of 2019 | Class of 2020

Updated on: 10/31/2019 See Full List
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    Jordyn Bahl

    Papillion-La Vista (Papillion, Neb.) P
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Iowa Premier
    COLLEGE: Oklahoma

    Bahl made a statement this summer, going 5-1 at the PGF 16U Premier Championships with a dazzling 0.07 ERA and 61 Ks in 40.2 innings.
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    Kinsey Fiedler

    Lee's Summit North (Lee's Summit, Mo.) SS
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Aces Fastpitch
    COLLEGE: Missouri

    The gifted infielder swings a lethal bat. She hit .464 at the 18U level this summer for Aces Fastpitch. An all-state performer for Lee’s Summit North, Fiedler hit a school-record .527 as a sophomore with four home runs, seven triples, 33 RBI, 38 runs scored and 22 stolen bases.
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    Rylee Holtorf

    O'Connor (Phoenix, Ariz.) INF
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Mizuno Storm
    COLLEGE: Washington

    Committed to the University of Washington since eighth grade, Holtorf has made a tremendous impact since the first at-bat of her varsity career. As a sophomore, the rifle-armed infielder led seventh-seeded O’Connor to the 6A state title over top-ranked Pinnacle, batting .551 on the season with 13 home runs, 50 runs scored, 43 RBI and an OPS of 1.866.
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    Savannah Pola

    Godinez (Santa Ana, Calif.) INF
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Corona Angels
    COLLEGE: UCLA

    The Cal-Hi Sophomore of the Year, Pola led Godinez to the CIFSS Div. 4 championship. The UCLA commit paced her team with a .577 batting average, along with 49 runs scored, four HRs and 30 RBI.
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    Cydney Sanders

    San Marcos (Calif.) 3B/OF
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Corona Angels
    COLLEGE: Arizona State

    Sanders hit .467 with two home runs and nine RBI in five games for the Corona Angels 18U team at the PGF National Championships. That followed a high school season in which the Arizona State commit swatted 13 homers and scored 34 runs for San Marcos.
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    Aubrey Barnhart

    Goodpasture Christian (Madison, Tenn.) C/INF
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Tennessee Mojo
    COLLEGE: Auburn

    One of the top catchers on the summer circuit, the Auburn commit also played well at shortstop in high school. Barnhart hit .597 with a .713 on-base percentage for Goodpasture Christian, adding four home runs, 38 runs scored and 28 RBI.
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    Quincee Lilio

    Great Oak (Temecula, Calif.) 2B/OF
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Athletics Mercado
    COLLEGE: Oklahoma

    Lilio was the leadoff hitter and offensive catalyst for Athletics Mercado, which dominated the field to win the 18U Premier Division at the PGF National Championships. The Oklahoma commit batted .435 with 37 runs scored as a sophomore for Great Oak.
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    Last: 15
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    Dallis Goodnight

    Mill Creek (Hoschton, Ga.) OF/INF
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Georgia Impact
    COLLEGE: Alabama

    The talented table setter batted leadoff and played flawless outfield defense to help fuel Georgia Impact’s run to the PGF 18U Premier title game. In high school, it was more of the same: a .563 batting average with 39 runs scored and 44 stolen bases.
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    Last: 16
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    Mac Morgan

    Sherwood (Creighton, Mo.) P
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Aces Fastpitch
    COLLEGE: Arizona State

    A flamethrower with a killer changeup, Morgan went 3-0 with a save at the PGF 18U Premier Championships.
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    Last: 9
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    Tatum Clopton

    Free State (Lawrence, Kan.) P
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Aces Fastpitch
    COLLEGE: Oklahoma State

    Clopton struck out 22 batters with just one walk and five hits allowed in 12 innings over two starts at the 16U Premier PGF National Championships. Last spring, the Oklahoma State commit led Lawrence Free State to its second straight Kansas Class 6A state title.
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    Stevie Hansen

    Norco (Calif.) P
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Athletics Mercado
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

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    Last: 3

    Lexie Delbrey

    Bainbridge (Ga.) P
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: East Cobb Bullets
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

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    Last: 10

    JaNaiya Thomas

    Cypress Creek (Cypress, Texas) 3B
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Impact Gold
    COLLEGE: Houston

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    Last: 12

    Turiya Coleman

    C.E. King (Houston, Texas) C
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Impact Gold
    COLLEGE: Oklahoma

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    Brianna Evans

    Red Oak (Texas) INF/OF
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Texas Glory
    COLLEGE: Oklahoma State

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    Megan Bloodworth

    Crisp County (Cordele, Ga.) IF
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Atlanta Vipers
    COLLEGE: Alabama

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    Last: 14

    Alexx Waitman

    Crossings Christian (Oklahoma City, Okla.) SS
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Athletics Mercado
    COLLEGE: Oklahoma

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    Kaydeun 'Koko' Wooley

    La Porte (Texas) SS
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Impact Gold
    COLLEGE: Texas A&M

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    Anabelle Widra

    Spain Park (Hoover, Ala.) P
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Birmingham Thunderbolts
    COLLEGE: Oklahoma State

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    Kaci West

    Liberty (Texas) P
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Diamond Sports Hotshots
    COLLEGE: Baylor

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    Korbe Otis

    Columbine (Littleton, Colo.) P/UT
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Corona Angels
    COLLEGE: Louisville

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    Paige Sinicki

    Coronado (Henderson, Nev.) MIF
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Corona Angels
    COLLEGE: Oregon

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    Taylor Minnick

    Edgewood (Ellettsville, Ind.) C/MIF
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Beverly Bandits
    COLLEGE: Tennessee

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    Lyndi Rae Davis

    Calhoun (Ga.) C/3B
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Atlanta Vipers
    COLLEGE: Georgia

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    Brooke McCubbin

    Locust Grove (Ga.) P
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: AP Gold
    COLLEGE: Mississippi

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