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2022 Top 50 Recruiting Rankings

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Sophie Garner-MacKinnon

Here are the best 50 players in the class of 2022

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.

Updated on: 7/7/2020 See Full List
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    Maci Bergeron

    Notre Dame (Crowley, La.) C
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Tennessee Mojo
    COLLEGE: LSU

    The future homegrown LSU talent is a threat every time she steps into the box. In her 12 games with Notre Dame this season, she blasted 12 home runs and drove in 35 runs. Through 46 high school games, she has 37 home runs. Bergeron won the 2019-20 Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year award.
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    Sam Roe

    Niceville (Niceville, Fla.) C/SS
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Birmingham Thunderbolts
    COLLEGE: Florida

    Roe fell in love with the catching position at eight years old and has shown a will to improve each year. At the plate, she spreads the ball around the field and into gaps. Roe committed to Tim Walton and the Gators back in eighth grade.
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    Jordan Woolery

    Clayton Valley Charter (Concord, Calif.) SS/3B
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Sorcerer Old Skool
    COLLEGE: UCLA

    In the short time she had during the 2020 high school season, Woolery was able to replicate her .600 average, paired with two home runs and seven RBI. Her freshman year, she struck out just twice in 80 at-bats. She's been committed to UCLA since 2017.
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    Kaila "Lefty" Pollard

    King (Riverside, Calif.) SS/OF
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Athletics Mercado
    COLLEGE: Florida

    Pollard was rolling in her second season for King High School before sports were halted. Her stat line of five homers and a .610 average impressed onlookers, but her jump to the talented 18U Mercado/Smith team without skipping a beat is what has brought the most eyes to the Gator commit.
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    Taylor Pannell

    Rock Island (Rock Island, Ill.) 3B/SS
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Tennessee Mojo
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    Pannell joined Bergeron on the PGF Premier All-Tournament team, as the pair helped the Tennessee Mojo win the 14U national championship. Previously committed to Auburn, Pannell felt like she made her decision too early and wanted to explore the right fit for her.
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    Taylor Tinsley

    George Walton Academy (Monroe, Ga.) P/1B
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Georgia Impact
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    There's a long list of accolades for Tinsley from 2019. She earned PGF 16U All-Tournament team honors, First-Team All-State recognition and was named the Region Pitcher of the Year. The Georgia Impact two-way player can also get it done with the bat, driving in 25 runs with a .328 average.
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    Viviana Martinez

    Tolleson (Tolleson, Ariz.) INF
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Arizona Storm
    COLLEGE: Oregon

    As a freshman at Tolleson High School, Martinez hit 15 home runs and added 44 RBI. She's not just a power hitter either, as she also has great speed out of the box.
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    Karlyn Pickens

    North Buncombe (Weaverville, N.C.) P/UTL
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: SC Elite
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    Pickens is known for her speed in the circle. The pitcher dominated for North Buncombe and SC Elite. She also showed power in the box during her freshman year, blasting 10 home runs in 24 games.
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    Lillian Vallimont

    Cabrini (Allen Park, Mich.) C
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Beverly Bandits
    COLLEGE: Northwestern

    The Northwestern commit started behind the dish and batted cleanup for the Beverly Bandits, as they took home the 16U Premier national championship in 2019. For Cabrini, Vallimont hit .557 with 11 homers and 49 RBI during her freshman year.
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    Jocelyn Erickson

    Sandra Day O'Connor (Phoenix, Ariz.) C
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: OC Batbusters
    COLLEGE: Oklahoma

    Erickson was part of the talented Sandra Day O'Connor team that won the Arizona state title in 2019. The future Sooner hit eight home runs, drove in 50 runs and held a .530 average.
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    Emma Strood

    Clear Springs (League City, Texas) P
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Birmingham Thunderbolts
    COLLEGE: LSU

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    Sydney Berzon

    Baylor School (Chattanooga, Tenn.) P/1B
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Fury Platinum
    COLLEGE: LSU

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    Atalyia Rijo

    Corning Painted-Post (Corning, N.Y.) SS
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Team NC-Eaton
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

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    Dakota Kennedy

    Folsom (Folsom, Calif.) OF
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Lady Magic
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

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    Jaydyn Goodwin

    Bourbon County (Paris, Ky.) UTL
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Tennessee Mojo
    COLLEGE: Georgia

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    Millie Roberts

    Daviess County (Owensboro, Ky.) C
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Beverly Bandits
    COLLEGE: Auburn

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    Megan Grant

    Aragon (San Mateo, Calif.) SS
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: West Bay Warriors
    COLLEGE: UCLA

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    Kylee Magee

    Canyon (Anaheim, Calif.) P
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Corona Angels
    COLLEGE: Arizona State

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    Sophie Garner-MacKinnon

    Hall (West Hartford, Conn.) P
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Rhode Island Thunder
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

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    Bridget Donahey

    Xavier College Prep (Phoenix, Ariz.) C/INF
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Arizona Storm
    COLLEGE: Northwestern

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    Avery Hodge

    Tompkins (Katy, Texas) SS
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Impact Gold
    COLLEGE: Oklahoma

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    Alea Johnson

    Fairhope (Fairhope, Ala.) P/1B
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Birmingham Thunderbolts
    COLLEGE: LSU

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    Kennedy Powell

    Conroe (Conroe, Texas) INF
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Diamond Sports Hotshots
    COLLEGE: UCLA

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    Hannah Camenzind

    Skutt Catholic (Omaha, Neb.) P/1B
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Aces Fastpitch
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

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    Savannah Geurin

    Fort Bend Christian Academy (Sugar Land, Texas) P/1B
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Diamond Sports Hotshots
    COLLEGE: Oklahoma

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