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Top 2019 High School Softball Recruits

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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: 7/3/2019 See Full List
  1. 1

    Kelley Lynch

    East Coweta (Sharpsburg, Ga.) P/INF
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: Washington
    CLUB TEAM: Georgia Impact

    The Gatorade National Player of the Year, Lynch will spend much of the summer playing with the U-19 Women’s National Team, which is preparing for August’s World Cup. The righthander allowed just 18 hits and 13 walks in 105.1 innings, striking out 236 in her final high school season this past fall. Lynch also hit .436 with a .584 on-base percentage, and was intentionally walked 20 times. She led Georgia Impact to a PGF 18U national championship in 2018.
  2. 2

    Maya Brady

    Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Calif.) INF
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: UCLA
    CLUB TEAM: OC Batbusters

    Steady, solid, spectacular. Those are three pretty good words to describe Brady, a two-time Marmonte League MVP and the 2019 Ventura County Star All-County Player of the Year. The niece of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, she batted .558 with 12 home runs, a .657 on-base percentage and a 1.142 slugging percentage.
  3. 3

    Joley Mitchell

    Rose Bud (Ark.) INF/C
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: Notre Dame
    CLUB TEAM: Jersey Intensity

    The USA TODAY National Player of the Year, Mitchell broke her own national record with 85 runs scored as the Ramblers won the Arkansas Class 3A state title. Michell hit .717 with 13 home runs, 18 doubles, 34 steals and a 1.386 slugging percentage. She finished her career with a state-record 58 dingers.
  4. 4

    Julia Cottrill

    Stillwater (Okla.) C
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: Florida
    CLUB TEAM: Georgia Impact

    Cottrill has been one of the top bats for the U-19 Women’s National Team as it barnstorms through exhibition play prior to the World Cup. Also slated to play in the PGF High School All-American Game, she capped her high school career in the fall with a .547 average, 10 home runs, 27 RBI and an OPS of 1.978, walking 37 times while striking out just once.
  5. 5

    Rylee Trlicek

    Hallettsville (Texas) P
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: Florida
    CLUB TEAM: OC Batbusters

    Trlicek pitched through an arm injury in the gauntlet of the Texas Class 3A state tournament that saw the Brahmas come up one game shy of the state title. The U-19 Women’s National Team member finished the season with a 23-2 record and 259 strikeouts in 142 innings pitched. At the plate, the Texas Gatorade Softball Player of the Year batted .568 with 24 doubles, 48 walks, a .709 on-base percentage and a 1.137 slugging percentage.
  6. 6

    Lexi Kilfoyl

    Academy at the Lakes (Land O' Lakes, Fla.) P
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: Alabama
    CLUB TEAM: East Cobb Bullets

    A shoulder injury kept Kilfoyl out of the circle for a month early in the spring, but the U-19 Women’s National Team member came back strong to lead the Wildcats to a second-straight Florida Class 2A state title. Kilfoyl allowed two hits and one walk with 44 strikeouts in four state tournament games. For the season, the two-time Florida Gatorade Player of the Year was 14-1 with a 0.48 ERA and 134 strikeouts in 73 innings. At the plate, she batted .563 with 12 home runs and a 1.188 slugging percentage.
  7. 7

    Taylor Pleasants

    Dobie (Houston, Texas) INF/OF
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: LSU
    CLUB TEAM: Scrap Yard Internationals

    Taylor Pleasants showed why she earned a coveted spot on the U-19 Women’s National Team with another strong spring for Dobie. A four-time First Team All-District 22-6A honoree, Pleasants hit .600 with 30 extra-base hits, 63 runs scored, 50 RBI, 23 steals and a 1.072 slugging percentage.
  8. 8

    Kinzie Hansen

    Norco (Calif.) C
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: Oklahoma
    CLUB TEAM: OC Batbusters

    Hansen completed her own version of the cycle this spring, winning the Cal-Hi Sports Ms. Softball honor after also being named Freshman of the Year, Sophomore of the Year and Junior of the Year. A rock behind the plate, Hansen led the Cougars to the California Southern Section Division I tournament title with a .467 batting average, .564 on-base percentage and a .733 slugging percentage.
  9. 9

    Syd Supple

    Oshkosh North (Wisc.) P/1B
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: Northwestern
    CLUB TEAM: Beverly Bandits

    Supple closed out an epic high school career in style, leading the Spartans to a perfect 31-0 season and the Wisconsin Division 1 state title. A three-time Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year, Supple was as dominant in the circle as she was at the plate. The lefty sported a 29-0 record with a 0.75 ERA and 298 strikeouts in 167 innings. The MaxPreps National Player of the Year also hit .538 with 12 home runs, 53 runs scored, 49 RBI and a 1.140 slugging percentage.
  10. 10

    Ciara Briggs

    Orange Lutheran (Orange, Calif.) OF
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: LSU
    CLUB TEAM: So Cal Athletics

    The Orange County Register Player of the Year, Briggs had another dominant spring for the Lancers. A three-time MaxPreps All-American, she batted .545 with 41 runs scored, 21 walks, a .625 on-base percentage and a .858 slugging percentage. Briggs is one of three Orange Lutheran seniors in the SA Top 100, joined by No. 47 Miranda Stoddard and No. 53 Mya Rodriguez.
  11. 11

    Alyssa Garcia

    Mater Dei Catholic (Chula Vista, Calif.) C/INF
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: UCLA
    CLUB TEAM: Firecrackers

    The lefty-swinging backstop bounced back from an injury-plagued 2018 season and teamed with once and future battery-mate Lexi Sosa (SA No. 16) to lead the Crusaders to a 31-4 record, the San Diego Section Open championship and SA’s No. 9 ranking nationally. Garcia batted a career-best .519 with five HRs, 14 doubles and 32 RBI.
  12. 12

    Jadelyn Allchin

    Huntington Beach (Calif.) OF
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: Washington
    CLUB TEAM: OC Batbusters

    A starter for the U-19 Women’s National Team, the athletic center fielder missed a couple of weeks after injuring her arm while throwing batting practice, but still posted a strong spring season for the South Section Div. 1 semifinalists. A member of the ALL-USA Third Team, Allchin batted .451 with an on-base percentage of .494, nine doubles and 20 runs scored.
  13. 13

    Julia Jimenez

    Etiwanda (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) SS/3B
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: Michigan
    CLUB TEAM: Firecrackers

    The future Wolverine capped her varsity career in style, batting .520 with nine home runs, 31 RBI, 43 runs scored and a slugging percentage of .940. Jimenez, who was selected for the PGF High School All-American Game, struck out just six times in her four high school seasons.
  14. 14

    Macy Simmons

    Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) C/UT
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: Arizona State
    CLUB TEAM: Oro Suncats

    A member of the U-19 Women’s National Team, Simmons is a gifted defensive catcher who also swings a potent bat. The ALL-USA First Team selection didn’t allow a stolen base this season while hitting .441 at the plate, with 10 home runs and 28 RBI.
  15. 15

    Bella Dayton

    Wylie (Texas) CF
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: Arizona
    CLUB TEAM: So Cal Choppers

    A three-time Class 6A All-State selection and a PGF All-American, Dayton is one of the most dangerous baserunners in the nation. Her final season at Wylie was her best yet, featuring a .602 batting average, eight home runs, 62 runs scored and 50 stolen bases.
  16. 16

    Lexi Sosa

    Mater Dei Catholic (Chula Vista, Calif.) P/UT
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: UCLA
    CLUB TEAM: Athletics Mercado

    The San Diego Section Player of the Year, Sosa rocketed up 19 spots in the rankings after leading the Crusaders -- along with future UCLA teammate Alyssa Garcia (SA No. 11) -- to the San Diego Section Open championship. Sosa went 24-2 with a 1.07 ERA, while also hitting .462 and swatting a team-best 11 home runs and 38 RBI.
  17. 17

    Jourdyn Campbell

    Kingwood (Texas) OF/UT
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: Texas A&M
    CLUB TEAM: Impact Gold

    Campbell was merely outstanding as a junior, but she was nearly unstoppable as a senior. The PGF All-American and District Player of the Year batted .708 with a 2.135 OPS, nine home runs, 14 doubles, 38 RBI and 43 runs scored.
  18. 18

    Aliyah Pritchett

    Canyon (New Braunfels, Texas) P/UT
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: Baylor
    CLUB TEAM: Scrap Yard Internationals

    Pritchett performed admirably in her first year as the Cougars’ primary hurler, going 25-2 with a 1.66 ERA, but it was at the plate where the Baylor signee really made headlines. A First Team MaxPreps All-American and the San Antonio Express-News Player of the Year, she batted .615 with 19 home runs, 80 RBI, 71 runs scored and 25 stolen bases.
  19. 19

    Jazmine Hill

    Gahr (Cerritos, Calif.) INF/OF
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: Arizona State
    CLUB TEAM: So Cal Athletics

    The versatile senior led the Gladiators to the CIF Southern Section Div. 1 semifinals and earned an invitation to the PGF High School All-American Game. Primarily a third baseman who can cover any position in the infield or outfield, Hill was also forced into the circle for the first time since her U10 days and performed well, posting a 1.84 ERA and winning a pair of playoff games. At the plate she hit .544 with seven HRs, 34 RBI and 42 runs scored.
  20. 20

    Kiki Milloy

    Redmond (Wash.) OF/P
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: Tennessee
    CLUB TEAM: Beverly Bandits

    Milloy won 20 games in the circle with 248 strikeouts in 150.2 innings pitched for the Mustangs, who moved up to Washington’s highest classification this spring and still reached the Class 4A semifinals. A two-time MaxPreps All-American, Milloy mashed 17 home runs, scored 48 runs, knocked in 47, stole 14 bases and sported a .449 batting average, .581 on-base percentage and a 1.134 slugging percentage.
  21. 21

    Ariel Carlson

    Marist Catholic (Eugene, Ore.) INF/P
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: Oregon
    CLUB TEAM: Beverly Bandits

    A two-time Oregon Gatorade Player of the Year, Carlson had a monster senior season, batting .708 with 20 home runs, 56 runs, 56 RBI, 35 walks, a .808 on-base percentage and a 1.815 slugging percentage. In the circle, she won 21 games and struck out 243 in 121.2 innings pitched. Carlson’s career total of 72 home runs ranks tied for third all-time nationally while her 252 career RBI is fourth.
  22. 22

    Brooke Nelson

    Bonney Lake (Wash.) P/INF
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: Washington
    CLUB TEAM: Northwest Bullets

    Nelson tore her quadricep muscle in December and never quite made it back to top form for the Panthers this spring. “Top form” is all relative, of course, as the fireballer still managed to strike out 324 batters in 150.2 innings pitched as Bonney Lake reached the Class 3A state semifinals. The 2018 state Gatorade Player of the Year, she also batted .494 with seven home runs, 31 runs scored and a .899 slugging percentage.
  23. 23

    Gabi Deters

    Bowling Green (Mo.) C
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: Kentucky
    CLUB TEAM: St. Louis Chaos

    One of 40 seniors in the SA Top 100 selected for the PGF High School All-American Game on July 27, Deters will catch an East pitching staff that includes Lynch, Trlicek, Kilfoyl and Supple, four of our top nine prospects. She hit .430 in her final high school season with 11 home runs, 28 RBI and 50 runs scored, leading the Bobcats to a second consecutive state title.
  24. 24

    Leea Hanks

    Eustis (Fla.) OF
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: Notre Dame
    CLUB TEAM: East Cobb Bullets

    A lefthanded-hitting outfielder, Hanks had a strong senior season, leading the Panthers to the Florida Class 5A state semifinals. She batted .625 with 19 extra-base hits, 39 runs scored, 39 RBI, 28 steals and a 1.034 slugging percentage. The 2019 MaxPreps First Team All-American was a key component for the East Cobb Bullets in their run to the Triple Crown Sports 18U National Championship last summer.
  25. 25

    Angela Zedak

    Marist (Chicago, Ill.) 3B/OF
    Notes:

    COMMITMENT: Northwestern
    CLUB TEAM: Illinois Chill

    Zedak was near-unstoppable this spring for the RedHawks, who won 34 straight games before falling in the Illinois Class 4A state semifinals. Zedak batted .527 with 22 home runs, 52 runs scored, 79 RBI and a 1.304 slugging percentage. She also stepped up as Marist’s No. 1 pitcher, sporting a 21-2 record with a 1.07 ERA and 122 strikeouts in 105 innings.
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