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2024 Top 50 Recruiting Rankings

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Here are the best 50 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: 8/2/2022 See Full List
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    Addisen Fisher

    Bend Senior (Bend Senior, Ore.) P/OF

    CLUB TEAM: NW Bullets
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    There's no one better in Oregon than Fisher. Named the 2022 Oregon Gatorade Player of the Year, she held opponents to a .096 batting average and finished with a 0.46 earned run average. Fisher tallied 259 strikeouts in 122.1 innings pitched. She proved herself to be a true threat at the plate, too, with 13 home runs. Fisher backed up her power with consistency, as she carried a .520 batting average on 51 hits with 32 RBIs and 50 runs scored.
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    Audrey Lowry

    Tri-West (Lizton, Ind.) P/UTL

    CLUB TEAM: Beverly Bandits 16U Premier
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    Lowry set the IHSAA Class 3A championship game strikeout record with 22. She finished the season with 302 strikeouts and a 0.42 earned run average. On the offensive side, Lowry hit for a .434 average with 21 RBIs. She was named to the 2022 IndyStar Softball Super Team.
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    Kennedy Marceaux

    Kaplan (Kaplan, La.) C/UT

    CLUB TEAM: Hotshots National
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    Marceaux may be the best power hitter in her class, as she launched 16 long balls this past season. She also hit for a .716 batting average with 54 RBIs.
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    Cameryn Harrison

    Katy (Katy, Texas) P/UT

    CLUB TEAM: Impact Gold
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    Harrison fanned 217 batters in 117.1 innings pitched with a 0.66 earned run average. The Texas native also hit for a .495 average with 11 home runs and 50 RBIs en route to being named District MVP and a First Team member of the All-Greater Houston teams by the Houston Chronicle.
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    Jayden Heavener

    Pace (Pace, Fla.) P

    CLUB TEAM: Virginia Unity Johnson Ross
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    The southpaw pitched the third most no-hitters in the country with eight. Heavener posted a 0.60 earned run average with 300 strikeouts and held the opposition to a .054 batting average, which helped her to be named the 5A Florida Pitcher of the Year. She wasn't just named a First-Team All-State selection because of what she did in the circle, but also because of the eight home runs and .391 batting average she posted at the plate.
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    Saviya Morgan

    Columbia Central (Columbia, Tenn.) OF

    CLUB TEAM: Birmingham Thunderbolts
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    Morgan was named to the Mid-State First Team after batting .735 with 72 hits, three home runs and 66 runs scored. She also recorded 23 RBIs.
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    Layla Lamar

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

    CLUB TEAM: Lady Dukes Lamar
    COLLEGE: Florida

    Lamar proved herself to be one of the biggest offensive threats in her class. The Florida commit batted .680 with 43 RBIs and 13 home runs. She was named the SWAC Player of the Year.
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    Morgan Reimer

    Walnut Grove Secondary (Langley, British Columbia, Canada) P

    CLUB TEAM: Georgia Impact Sampson 16U
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    The Canadian has made a name for herself in the States. Reimer helped her team to a Canada Cup championship after pitching a shutout. She did not allow an earned run to score in 27 innings pitched and held opponents to a .090 batting average. Reimer was just as impressive at the plate, carrying a .429 batting average with seven RBIs.
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    Cambria Salmon

    Beaumont (Beaumont, Calif.) P

    CLUB TEAM: Athletics Mercado
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    Salmon got it done on both sides of the ball, allowing her to be the Inland Empire Player of the Year. She won 19 games with a 0.52 earned run average and 309 strikeouts in 160.1 innings pitched. In the batter's box, Salmon boasted a .338 batting average with five long balls and 19 RBIs.
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    Ava Bradshaw

    South Lyon (South Lyon, Mich.) P

    CLUB TEAM: Lady Dukes
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    There's no better softball player in the state of Michigan than Bradshaw, as she was named the 2022 Michigan Gatorade Softball Player of the Year. Bradshaw had a 0.88 earned run average with 314 strikeouts in 175.2 innings. She also proved to be a solid two-way player, as she carried a .389 batting average with three home runs.
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    Addie DeLong

    Mechanicsburg (Mechanicsburg, Ohio) 3B

    CLUB TEAM: Beverly Bandits
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    What makes DeLong such a dangerous offensive threat is that she not only hit for a .651 average, but she also stole 55 bases. She was named the OHC Player of the Year and a First-Team All-Ohio selection.
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    Gabi Comia

    Hanover Central (Cedar Lake, Ind.) SS

    CLUB TEAM: Beverly Bandits
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    Comia's big bat helped lift Hanover Central to its third consecutive sectional championship. The slugger's 50 hits and .649 batting average led her to be named to the 2022 Indiana All-State Softball Second Team.
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    Haley Ferguson

    Beavercreek (Dayton, Ohio) P/2B

    CLUB TEAM: Tennessee Mojo
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    It was a record-breaking year for Ferguson, as her 293 strikeouts marked the most in a single season for her high school program. Ferguson was named a First-Team All-State selection.
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    Jada Villegas

    Cajon (San Bernardino, Calif.) P

    CLUB TEAM: OC Batbusters
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    Villegas has winning DNA, as she racked up 20 wins during her high school season and finished with a 0.96 earned run average. She tallied 227 strikeouts in 160 innings pitched.
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    Amayah Doyle

    Carterville (Carterville, Ill.) INF

    CLUB TEAM: Intensity
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    Doyle showed immense pop in her bat, bashing 18 home runs to mark a new single-season high school record. She also carried a .587 batting average and drove in 54 runs.
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    Emma Kavanagh

    Barrington (Barrington, Ill.) C/UTL

    CLUB TEAM: Illinois Chill
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    Kavanagh hit for a .514 batting average, 55 RBIs and 15 home runs. She was named to the Class 4A All-State Softball Team by the Illinois Coaches Association.
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    Jayden Jones

    Gaylord (Gaylord, Mich.) P

    CLUB TEAM: Tennessee Mojo
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    Jones is viewed as one of the best softball players in the state of Michigan, leading her to be named a First-Team All-State selection by the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association. She was able to accomplish this feat with a standout effort at the plate, posting a .538 batting average, 13 home runs and 60 runs scored.
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    Shelby McKenzie

    Pace (Pace, Fla.) 1B/P

    CLUB TEAM: Birmingham Thunderbolts
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    McKenzie was named the Hitter of the Year by the Pensacola News Journal after hitting 13 home runs and carrying a .495 batting average. She also not commit an error during the high school season.
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    Kate Vance

    Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) INF

    CLUB TEAM: Arizona Storm Mathis
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    Vance is one of the most well-rounded hitters in the country. The Arizona native can bash the softball, as she had 16 home runs during the high school season, 60 hits, a .472 batting average and 40 RBIs.
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    Stefini Ma'ake

    Academy of Our Lady of Peace (San Diego, Calif.) P/INF

    CLUB TEAM: Corona Angels
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    Ma'ake serves as a big home run threat, belting 11 of them in high school this year. She not only hit for power, but also for a high average at .569, as well as posting 35 RBIs.
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    Macey Cintron

    Wesleyan (Peachtree Corners, Ga.) P

    CLUB TEAM: Lady Dukes
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    Cintron will be a big recruit for whichever college team she commits to due to her success both in the United States and internationally. She propelled Team Puerto Rico to a bronze medal at the U-18 World Cup. Cintron was named a First-Team All-State selection thanks to her 1.40 earned run average and .430 batting average.
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    Chloe Larry

    Parkway (Bossier City, La.) UTL

    CLUB TEAM: Impact Gold National - Jones
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    Larry hit for a .643 batting average with seven home runs en route to being named to the Class 5A All-State Softball Team by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
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    Ella McDowell

    Foster (Richmond, Texas) MIF/UTL

    CLUB TEAM: Impact Gold Jazz 16U
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    McDowell proved to be the best player in her high school district, as she was named 24-5A District MVP supported by her .615 batting average and eight home runs. She helped her team win a Region 3-5A area State Championship.
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    Jordan Lynch

    Rising Sun (North East, Md.) SS/C

    CLUB TEAM: Lady Dukes
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    Lynch was named the 2022 Cecil Whig All-County Player of the Year after posting a .600 batting average with 22 RBIs and a trio of long balls.
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    Townsen Thomas

    Episcopal (Bellaire, Texas) OF

    CLUB TEAM: Texas Blaze United
    COLLEGE: Uncommitted

    Thomas is one of the best outfielders in her class. Not only can she flash the leather on the grass, but she is also tough to keep off the basepaths. The Texas native hit for a .595 batting average in high school and even showed some pop with three home runs.

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