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2024 Top 100 Recruiting Rankings

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Here are the best 100 players in the class of 2024

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.

Updated on: 7/25/2023 See Full List
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    Addisen Fisher

    Bend (Bend, Ore.) P

    CLUB TEAM: NW Bullets - Campos

    Strong in the circle and at the plate, Fisher earns the No. 1 ranking in the class of 2024 for the second straight year. The future UCLA star only gave up a trio of earned runs over the course of 103 innings, giving her a slim 0.20 ERA. In those 103 innings, Fisher fanned 200 batters and held opponents to a .085 batting average. She tallied three perfect games, eight no-hitters and 14 shutouts during her junior year. The Bend, Oregon native also posted All-American numbers at the plate with a .616 batting average on 61 hits with 44 RBIs and seven home runs. This allowed Fisher to be named First-Team All-State.
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    Jayden Heavener

    Pace (Pace, Fla.) P

    CLUB TEAM: Unity - Johnson/Ross

    The southpaw has displayed herself as the best strikeout pitcher in her class, as she retired 300 batters via the strikeout over 127.2 innings pitched in her junior year at Pace High School. Heavener finished the season with a record of 18-2 and a 0.19 earned run average. At the plate, the LSU commit hit for a .459 batting average with 39 hits, 33 RBIs and seven home runs.
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    Audrey Lowry

    Tri-West (Lizton, Ind.) P

    CLUB TEAM: Mojo - Danley/Fisher
    COLLEGE: Oklahoma

    Lowry looks to be a pivotal future player in helping keep the Oklahoma dynasty alive. In her junior year at Tri-West, Lowry was dynamic on both sides of the ball. The southpaw posted a 1.04 ERA with 252 strikeouts over 148 innings pitched and a 20-5 record in the circle. Her offense was just as good, as she hit for a .607 clip off of 54 hits with 50 runs batted in and eight home runs. The Indy Star named Lowry to the All-USA Central Indiana First-Team Super Team. She was also named a 3A/4A First-Team All-State honoree.
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    Kennedy Marceaux

    Kaplan (Kaplan, La.) C/UTL

    CLUB TEAM: Hotshots - Nelson
    COLLEGE: Alabama

    Marceaux looks to have established herself as the most prolific hitter in the class of 2024. The Alabama commit hit for a lofty .655 average with 72 RBIs, while mashing 22 home runs. Not only did Marceaux demonstrate power, but she also showed her solid speed, as she legged out 22 doubles, three triples and swiped 28 bases. Her efforts at the dish helped Kaplan High School capture the LHSAA Division 3 state championship. Marceaux was named to the Class AAA All-State team and was its Outstanding Player by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
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    Morgan Reimer

    Walnut Grove Secondary (Langley, British Columbia) P

    CLUB TEAM: Georgia Impact 18U - Sampson
    COLLEGE: Washington

    Washington has had some legendary international stars in Danielle Lawrie-Locke and Gabbie Plain, and Reimer looks to be the next one. The Langley, British Columbia native competed in the Canada Cup last summer and appeared to be a veteran despite her young age. Reimer fanned seven batters, while only surrendering two hits in the shutout victory in the divisional championship game. She pitched 27 innings over the course of five games and did not give up an earned run, while striking out 47 opponents and only allowing eight hits.
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    Haley Ferguson

    Beavercreek (Beavercreek, Ohio) P/2B

    CLUB TEAM: Mojo - Lunsford
    COLLEGE: Michigan

    If there's a player who has the tools to lift Michigan back to being a national power, it's Ferguson. The Beavercreek, Ohio native posted a 0.95 earned run average, while striking out 224 batters. Offensively, the future Wolverine hit for a .539 average, while having a .974 slugging percentage. Because of her performance on both sides of the game, Ferguson was a First-Team All-Southwest District selection.
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    Townsen Thomas

    Episcopal (Humble, Texas) OF

    CLUB TEAM: Texas Blaze United 18U - Cain
    COLLEGE: Florida

    Thomas may complete the 1-2 punch at the top of the order for Florida with Comia, as she can potentially fill the leadoff spot with her speed, ability to hit for a high average and capability to steal bases. She hit for a .636 batting average with a 1.714 OPS last summer against the nation's top talent. Along with that outstanding average, she also stole 67 bases.
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    Ella McDowell

    Foster (Richmond, Texas) MIF/C

    CLUB TEAM: Impact Gold 18U - Jazz
    COLLEGE: Arkansas

    Some call the Arkansas offense the "Bogle Bombers," and McDowell will likely be one of those home run hitters people refer to in the future. The future Razorback launched 12 home runs and drove in 59 runs. McDowell boasted a .678 batting average on 59 hits and scored 46 runs. Those statistics propelled the Richmond, Texas native to be named the 20-5A District MVP and a member of the Houston Chronicle's All-Greater Houston Team.
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    Gabi Comia

    Hanover Central (Cedar Lake, Ind.) MIF/C

    CLUB TEAM: Beverly Bandits
    COLLEGE: Florida

    Florida never fails to have a strong stick at the top of the order, and Comia looks to be the type of player to keep that tradition going. In her junior year at Hanover Central, Comia tallied 61 hits, boasting a .642 batting average and coming around to score 42 times. The Cedar Lake, Ind. native has also displayed the ability to be a run producer, as she drove in 32 runs and showcased a little bit of pop with a trio of home runs.
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    Katelynn Oxley

    Bartow (Bartow, Fla.) P

    CLUB TEAM: Wichita Mustangs
    COLLEGE: Florida

    Florida head coach Tim Walton and staff were able to land one of the top in-state and national talents in Oxley. In the circle, Oxley posted a 0.50 earned run average along with 307 strikeouts over 154.1 innings of work and a 23-2 record. At the plate, the Florida native posted a .444 batting average with 38 hits and 33 runs batted in. She came around to score on 23 occasions and hit one home run. Oxley pitched Bartow to the 6A state championship.
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    Shelby McKenzie

    Pace (Pace, Fla.) 1B/P

    CLUB TEAM: Birmingham Thunderbolts 18U Premier
    COLLEGE: Florida State

    Florida State head coach Lonnie Alameda has always put together a balanced Seminoles lineup, and McKenzie looks to be a player who can provide the power. The future Seminole mashed 13 home runs and collected 42 RBIs this past season for Pace. McKenzie finished the season with a .577 batting average on 45 hits, meaning she almost averaged one RBI for every hit she had. She also scored on 45 occasions this past season. McKenzie was named the Pensacola News Journal's Hitter of the Year.
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    Sa'Mya Jones

    Glenda Dawson (Pearland, Texas) SS/P

    CLUB TEAM: Hotshots - Jones

    LSU will add one of the most dynamic offensive players in the 2024 class with Jones. The Pearland, Texas native carried a .522 batting average with 21 extra-base hits and 20 stolen bases. Not only does Jones know how to put herself in scoring position, but she also knows how to drive in runners on base, as she tallied 41 RBIs for Glenda Dawson this past season.
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    Cameryn Harrison

    Katy (Katy, Texas) P

    CLUB TEAM: Impact Gold - 18U Jazz
    COLLEGE: Arkansas

    Arkansas head coach Courtney Deifel landed a gem in Harrison. Last summer, the Katy, Texas native found great success on both sides of the game. In 114 innings pitched, she struck out 158 batters with her best performance coming in June, as she carried a 0.87 ERA over 72 innings of work. At the plate, she hit for a .333 average and 11 home runs. This past high school season at Katy, Harrison was named the All-District 19-6A MVP.
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    Ava Bradshaw

    South Lyon (South Lyon, Mich.) P

    CLUB TEAM: Lady Dukes - Lamar
    COLLEGE: Duke

    Duke has quickly become one of the top softball programs in the country, and a player like Bradshaw can help the Blue Devils continue to make program history. The South Lyon, Michigan native posted a 0.88 ERA in 175.2 innings of work, while striking out 314 batters. She finished with a 28-2 record in the circle. Offensively, Bradshaw mashed three home runs with 34 RBIs and held a .400 batting average.
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    Amayah Doyle

    Carterville (Herrin, Ill.) INF/C

    CLUB TEAM: NJ Intensity KOD
    COLLEGE: Tennessee

    Since Chris Malveaux joined the Tennessee coaching staff, the Lady Vols' offense has drastically improved in both consistency and power. With Malveaux having the opportunity to coach and develop an athlete like Doyle, it should be a scary sight for the opposition. During the fall travel ball season, Doyle hit for a .400 average with 17 home runs against some of the best competition in the country.
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    Layla Lamar

    Panther Creek (Cary, N.C.) 3B

    CLUB TEAM: Lady Dukes - Lamar
    COLLEGE: Florida

    As Florida looks to make it back to the top of the college softball world, Lamar is a player the Gators hope will help get them there. At Panther Creek this past season, Lamar hit for a .683 average off of 51 hits. Not only did Lamar find a way on base, but she also found high production numbers, as she drove in 43 runs and scored 41 times. She finished the season with 13 home runs.
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    Peyton Tanner

    Brazoswood (Clute, Texas) P

    CLUB TEAM: Hotshots - Jones
    COLLEGE: Tennessee

    Tennessee was a national power this past season, and Tanner will look to help the Lady Vols stay at the top of the national stage in the years to come. The Clute, Texas native posted a 0.72 ERA with 23 wins and 321 strikeouts. Tanner also found success at the plate, as she drove in 18 runs off of 25 hits, while batting .321. Her efforts on both sides of the game allowed her to be named the 6A All-District MVP.
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    Sofia Elliott

    Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) P

    CLUB TEAM: Birmingham Thunderbolts 18U
    COLLEGE: Iowa

    Elliott demonstrated her ability to be one of the most capable two-way players in the country. The Iowa commit hit for a .443 batting average, while driving in 43 runs and hitting 15 home runs. In the circle, she posted a 1.84 ERA and 22-4 record. Her 22nd win of the season came in the CIF-SS championship game to help Mission Viejo claim the Division 2 championship.
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    Kaylie Avvisato

    Riverside (Leesburg, Va.) SS/P

    CLUB TEAM: Virginia Glory 18U Willemssen
    COLLEGE: Northwestern

    The Northwestern-bound Avvisato was a steady force at the plate. She carried a .485 batting average off of 49 hits this past season at Riverside. Nine of those hits were long balls and she drove in 33 runs. The Leesburg, Virginia native also stole 21 bases and hit 16 doubles, which is the third-best mark in the state's all-time history. Avvisato was named a Virginia Class 5 First-Team All-State selection.
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    Sofia Mujica

    Granite Hills (El Cajon, Calif.) C

    CLUB TEAM: Power Surge - Berndes

    When Mujica connects with a pitch, there's a great possibility it's a round-tripper. The UCLA commit posted 15 home runs on 32 hits this past high school softball season. With that tremendous power also came consistency, as she hit for a .457 batting average and drove in 29 runs.
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    Cambria Salmon

    Beaumont (Beaumont, Calif.) P

    CLUB TEAM: Athletics - Mercado 18U
    COLLEGE: Texas

    Salmon had a strong showing in the circle for Beaumont this past season. She carried a 1.14 ERA over 129.1 innings pitched, while fanning 210 batters. The Texas commit also found some production on offense, driving in 12 runs with a trio of long balls, while maintaining a .305 batting average.
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    Kate Vance

    Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) MIF/OF

    CLUB TEAM: Arizona Storm - Mathis
    COLLEGE: Arizona

    Arizona is known for its power hitters, and Vance will provide plenty of it for the Wildcats in the near future. The Chandler, Arizona native mashed 18 home runs this past high school season for Hamilton. She also hit for a .452 average, while driving in 49 runs. Vance was named to AZCentral Sports' All-Arizona High School softball team thanks to her performance in her junior year.
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    Jayden Jones

    Gaylord (Gaylord, Mich.) P

    CLUB TEAM: Mojo - Danley/Fisher
    COLLEGE: Virginia Tech

    Jones was named to the Colorado Sparkler's 2023 Future Star's list. On May 30, the future Hokie was named the fifth-best player in the state of Michigan. Jones suffered a a pair of broken bones in her hand, preventing her from playing in the postseason for Gaylord. However, her efforts during the regular season helped Gaylord to the No. 1 overall ranking heading into the postseason.
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    Rylee Slimp

    Liberty Hill (Liberty Hill, Texas) OF

    CLUB TEAM: Texas Blaze 18U United

    UCLA found a star from The Lone Star State in Slimp. The outfielder carried a .563 batting average on 71 hits, with 18 of those being home runs. Slimp also tallied 50 RBIs and demonstrated speed, as she stole 29 bases for Liberty Hill this past high school season. Her efforts at the plate allowed her to be named her high school district's MVP.
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    Destiny Harris

    Granby (Norfolk, Va.) OF/INF

    CLUB TEAM: Unity - Johnson/Ross

    Harris demonstrated consistency, power and quality production at the plate this past season at Granby. She hit for a .596 average, while driving in 33 runs and mashing eight home runs. Those numbers helped propel Granby to a state quarterfinal appearance.

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