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Aug 26 2016

All American Team Announcement-Class of 2017

Kissimmee, FL- August 26, 2016-The inaugural Select 30 All American Camp presented by USA Elite Select in Tuscaloosa, AL has come to a close. The three-day event featured over 430 athletes from across the country showcasing their individual talents and competing for a spot in Sunday’s Select 30 All American Games.

Players from six different graduation classes, 2017 to 2022, worked closely with the All American Scouting Network to measure their speed, power, agility and explosiveness in a series of drills focused on fielding, hitting, pitching, throwing and athleticism. Athletes had the opportunity to work with current professional players from the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) and college athletes from Alabama, Mississippi State, and UAB. The entire camp was centered around the NPF Championship Series with an effort of bringing the top amateur players in the same location as the top professionals.

Following the two days of training and evaluations, the Scout Team selected the top 30 athletes to represent their respective grad class. The top 30 athletes of each class were then divided into two teams [Navy & White] and competed in two seven-inning games Sunday to narrow down the final All American rosters for each class. See the First Team All Americans for the Class of 2017 below.

Class of 2017 Player Spotlight & Scouting Report
  1. Ava Tillman (RHP): Commands four main pitches (drop, rise, screw, change up) on the mound with the ability to create movement and stay consistent puts her at the top of the 2017 class. The Ole Miss commit throws a rise that tops out at 70 MPH and throws a screw that breaks hard in on RH hitters and away on LH hitters.
  2. Mia Davidson (C): Behind the dish, Mia is exceptional; the ability to consistently block balls in the dirt and the fact that she is able to handle an elite pitching staff puts Mia on top. She performed above average pull power with the ability to go to the RCF gap. Her pop time was recorded as low as 1.68 during athletic testing and ranged from 1.68-1.80 in game. She will be a great addition to the Mississippi State softball program with her athleticism and leadership.
  3. Alex Fulmer (UTL): The South Carolina commit was all over the field showing plus actions while playing SS, and displaying true arm strength and quickness behind the plate with a 1.71 pop time to 2nd base, while also getting a few hits and stealing bases this weekend. Her athleticism allows her to compete at any spot on the field and also the ability to play baseball as well. Fulmer was a member of the USA Women’s Baseball team that won a Gold Medal in Ontario at the Pan American Women’s Baseball Championships in 2015. She's a hard nosed player who plays the game the right way. 

Class of 2017 1st Team All Americans    
Player  Name Position Team College Commitment
Mia Davidson C NC Lady Lightning Gold Mississippi State
Shelby Gayre C  Firecrackers DFW 18U Gold - Poole Kansas
Ava Tillman RHP Georgia Impact Lewis Ole Miss
Nathalie Lugo RHP OC Batbusters - Stith Florida
Kara Bilodeau RHP Georgia Impact Lewis Auburn
Keara Napoli RHP Atlanta Vipers Vallery Georgia
Taylon Snow INF OC Batbusters - Stith Auburn
Jocelyn Alo INF OC Batbusters - Stith Cal
Christen Florence INF Atlanta Vipers Vallery Mercer
Jenna Ergle INF Birmingham Thunderbolts Boston College
Taryn Antoine OF Texas Glory LSU
Kendall Sides OF Birmingham Thunderbolts Alabama
Mekhi Mayfield OF Birmingham Thunderbolts Samford
Kinsey Goelz OF Tampa Mustangs TJ 18U Gold  
Alex Fulmer UTL Carolina Elite Genovese South Carolina

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