- 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 2019 below.
Class of 2019 Player Spotlight & Scouting Report
- Jadelyn Allchin (OF): Allchin is a very solid all-around player. The Washington commit had one the top 40 yd. dash times set at 5.24 and also at the 5x10x5 shuttle run time: 4.62. Not only did she display pure athleticism and speed, her arm strength was recorded with the highest velocity reading for an OF of the 2019 class at 64 MPH, but what is most impressive is accuracy of her throws. As a hitter, Allchin was able to spray the ball over the field and is heads up base runner when was on base.
- Erika Cortez (P): Cortez, a Texas Native, made it known she was here to compete amongst the elite at this event. Cortez has a good arm with a clean delivery and was dominating hitters with her ability to effectively use her pitches (screw, ride and drop) on both sides of the plate. Pitches were going East- West, and also North South. With her being able to effectively throw on those planes she was tough to hit.
- 3.Jourdyn Campbell (OF): Texas A&M Commit was not too far behind Allchin when it comes to arm strength and accuracy. Campbell had the 2nd best OF velocity that was recorded at 63 MPH and a 40 yd time at 5.19. Campbell was seen with long, easy strides in the outfield, moves well to the ball, quick arm speed with accurate throws to bases.
Class of 2019 1st Team All Americans