2024 Top 50 Recruiting Rankings
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.
Addisen FisherBend Senior (Bend Senior, Ore.) P/OFNotes:
CLUB TEAM: NW BulletsThere'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 LowryTri-West (Lizton, Ind.) P/UTLNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Beverly Bandits 16U PremierLowry 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.
- 3Last: 13
Kennedy MarceauxKaplan (Kaplan, La.) C/UTNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Hotshots NationalMarceaux 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.
Cameryn HarrisonKaty (Katy, Texas) P/UTNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Impact GoldHarrison 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 HeavenerPace (Pace, Fla.) PNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Virginia Unity Johnson RossThe 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.
Saviya MorganColumbia Central (Columbia, Tenn.) OFNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Birmingham ThunderboltsMorgan 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 LamarPanther Creek (Cary, N.C.) 3BNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Lady Dukes LamarLamar 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.
Morgan ReimerWalnut Grove Secondary (Langley, British Columbia, Canada) PNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Georgia Impact Sampson 16UThe 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 SalmonBeaumont (Beaumont, Calif.) PNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Athletics MercadoSalmon 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.
Ava BradshawSouth Lyon (South Lyon, Mich.) PNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Lady DukesThere'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.
Addie DeLongMechanicsburg (Mechanicsburg, Ohio) 3BNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Beverly BanditsWhat 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 ComiaHanover Central (Cedar Lake, Ind.) SSNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Beverly BanditsComia'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 FergusonBeavercreek (Dayton, Ohio) P/2BNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Tennessee MojoIt 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 VillegasCajon (San Bernardino, Calif.) PNotes:
CLUB TEAM: OC BatbustersVillegas 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.
Amayah DoyleCarterville (Carterville, Ill.) INFNotes:
CLUB TEAM: IntensityDoyle 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 KavanaghBarrington (Barrington, Ill.) C/UTLNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Illinois ChillKavanagh 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.
Jayden JonesGaylord (Gaylord, Mich.) PNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Tennessee MojoJones 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 McKenziePace (Pace, Fla.) 1B/PNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Birmingham ThunderboltsMcKenzie 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 VanceHamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) INFNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Arizona Storm MathisVance 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.
- 20Last: 7
Stefini Ma'akeAcademy of Our Lady of Peace (San Diego, Calif.) P/INFNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Corona AngelsMa'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.
- 21Last: 11
Macey CintronWesleyan (Peachtree Corners, Ga.) PNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Lady DukesCintron 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 LarryParkway (Bossier City, La.) UTLNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Impact Gold National - JonesLarry 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 McDowellFoster (Richmond, Texas) MIF/UTLNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Impact Gold Jazz 16UMcDowell 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.
Jordan LynchRising Sun (North East, Md.) SS/CNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Lady DukesLynch 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.
Townsen ThomasEpiscopal (Bellaire, Texas) OFNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Texas Blaze UnitedThomas 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.