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Top 2020 High School Softball Recruits

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Continuing with our high school softball recruiting rankings, here are the 50 best players in the class of 2020.

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.

Click here to find the Top 100 recruits in the class of 2019.

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

    Jayda Coleman

    The Colony (Texas) SS
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Texas Glory

    Coleman again showed why she is the consensus No. 1 player in the Class of 2020. One of two juniors to win a spot on the U-19 Women’s National Team, the Oklahoma commit earned her third MaxPreps All-American honor in three years after a season in which she hit .717 with 34 extra-base hits, 83 runs scored and 74 stolen bases, including 34 in 11 postseason games as the Cougars reached the Texas Class 5A state semifinals. The left-handed throwing shortstop committed just two errors all season.
  2. 2

    Bailey Dowling

    St. Joseph-Ogden (St. Joseph, Ill.) SS
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Georgia Impact

    The other junior to make the U-19 Women’s National Team, Dowling already has hit a state-record 65 home runs. The Alabama commit won her second straight Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year award after hitting .674 with 22 home runs, 66 runs scored and 47 RBI. She walked 31 times and sported a .760 on-base percentage and 1.495 slugging percentage.
  3. 3

    Avery Goelz

    Lakewood Ranch (Bradenton, Fla.) 1B/OF
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Tampa Mustangs

    A two-time Florida Class 8A Offensive Player of the Year, Goelz’s dream season ended one game shy of perfection as the Mustangs fell in the state title game. The Florida-commit did her part, batting .543 with 31 extra-base hits, 47 runs scored, 47 RBI and a 1.141 slugging percentage. The sweet-swinging lefty is a three-time MaxPreps All-American.
  4. 4

    Nicole May

    Foothill (Pleasanton, Calif.) P/3B
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: OC Batbusters

    May was near perfect this season as the Falcons finished 28-0 and won the California North Coast Section Division I title. The hard-throwing righty finished 24-0 in the circle with a 0.32 ERA and 246 strikeouts in 151 innings pitched. At the plate, the Gatorade State Player of the Year batted .463 with five home runs, a .532 on-base percentage and a .744 slugging percentage. She is headed to Oklahoma in the fall of 2020.
  5. 5

    Maddie Penta

    Bohemia Manor (Chesapeake, Md.) P
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: PA Chaos

    Penta capped a dominant season with a 19-strikeout no-hitter in the Class 1A state title game, leading the Eagles to a third-straight championship. The Gatorade State Player of the Year, Penta finished her season 21-0 with a 0.11 ERA and 299 strikeouts in 123 innings pitched. She allowed just 16 hits. The Auburn commit also had a strong year at the plate with a .586 batting average, nine home runs, 34 RBI and a 1.143 slugging percentage.
  6. 6

    Tiare Jennings

    St. Anthony (Long Beach, Calif.) SS
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: OC Batbusters

    One of three St. Anthony players in the Top 50, Jennings played in just two games this spring for the Saints due to injury. The Oklahoma commit is back to full strength this summer for the OC Batbusters, who look to make a return trip to the PGF 18U Premier tournament title game.
  7. 7

    Sarah Willis

    Norco (Calif.) P/OF
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Corona Angels

    Willis had another strong year in the circle for Norco, which won its second straight California Southern Section Division I championship. The Washington commit was 22-1 with a 0.82 ERA and 196 strikeouts in 153 innings. At the plate, Willis contributed a .350 batting average with four home runs and a .590 slugging percentage.
  8. 8

    Sophia Carroll

    Shadow Ridge (Surprise, Ariz.) INF/OF
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Firecrackers AZ

    The versatile 6-footer batted .660 this spring for the Stallions with eight home runs, 26 runs scored and 29 RBI. The Arizona commit--who will be joined in Tucson by her twin sister Aris--played shortstop for Shadow Ridge but can play the corner infield spots or in the outfield. A patient hitter, she finished the year with a .739 on-base percentage and a 1.340 slugging percentage.
  9. 9

    Shelby Lowe

    Pickens Academy (Carrollton, Ala.) P/1B
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Birmingham Thunderbolts

    A five-time All-state selection, Lowe was named AISA Pitcher of the Year after another dominant high school campaign. The Auburn-bound hurler went 19-4 with a 0.14 ERA, a 0.31 WHIP, six no-hitters and 336 strikeouts in 150 innings. Lowe led the Birmingham Thunderbolts to a PGF 16U national title last summer.
  10. 10

    Jesse Fontes

    Grace Brethren (Simi Valley, Calif.) P
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: So Cal Choppers

    Fontes pitched and hit her way into the SA Top 10 with a strong junior season. The Arizona commit was 21-5 in the circle with a 0.36 ERA and 264 strikeouts in 136.1 innings pitched. At the plate, the righty hit .530 with seven home runs, 35 runs scored, 36 RBI and a 1.030 slugging percentage as Grace Brethren reached the California Southern Section Division 5 quarterfinals.
  11. 11

    Jasmine Perezchica

    Palm Desert (Calif.) OF/2B
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: OC Batbusters

  12. 12

    Jahni Kerr

    Wesleyan School (Norcross, Ga.) OF
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Atlanta Vipers

  13. 13

    Erin Coffel

    Bremen (Ind.) SS
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Indiana Magic Gold

  14. 14

    Riley Blampied

    Crisp County (Cordele, Ga.) MIF
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Georgia IMpact

  15. 15

    Haley Pittman

    Alabama Christian (Montgomery, Ala.) P
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Atlanta Vipers

  16. 16

    Zaida Puni

    St. Anthony (Long Beach, Calif.) 3B
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: OC Batbusters

  17. 17

    Alex Salter

    Estero (Fla.) P
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Panthers Fastpitch

  18. 18

    Skylar Brooks

    Miles (Texas) SS
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Texas Blaze

  19. 19

    Emily Wilkie

    Creekview (Canton, Ga.) C/3B
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Atlanta Vipers

  20. 20

    Lilly Agan

    East Coweta (Sharpsburg, Ga.) OF
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Birmingham Thunderbolts

  21. 21

    Raegan Breedlove

    Central Valley (Shasta Lake, Calif.) P/1B
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Universal Fastpitch

  22. 22

    Hayden Brown

    Keller (Texas) C
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Texas Glory

  23. 23

    Karina Gaskins

    Donovan Catholic (Toms River, N.J.) 3B/OF
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Jersey Intensity

  24. 24

    Cameron Fagan

    Dunnellon (Fla.) OF
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Team North Florida

  25. 25

    Stormy Kotzelnick

    Carmel (Ind.) 3B/UT
    Notes:

    CLUB TEAM: Beverly Bandits

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