- 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 2020 below.
Class of 2020 Player Spotlight & Scouting Report
- Chooch Carroll (C): Chooch separated herself from the pack as she hit a moon-shot of a HR that cleared the OF fence. The 2020 Auburn commit carries a big stick, making solid contact and the ability to drive the ball out of the park is what sets her apart from the other players in her graduating class. Behind the dish, Chooch was seen as a leader being able to manage the pitchers while also showing the ability to frame and have an athletic stance at the catching position, and having a 1.75 pop time from Home to 2B.
- Zaidi Puni (CINF): Zaidi is one who can also consistently drive the ball out of the park with plus pop in her bat. As a defender, Zaidi showed accuracy with all her throws with good footwork and good actions at the 3B postions. Her infield velo was at 55 MPH.
- Riley Blampied (MIF): Riley is an all-around great player one who can play solid defense and has a great stick. Riley had a 5.18 40 yard time and a 4.94 5x10x5 shuttle time. Her INF velocity from the SS position was consistent at 57 MPH making her one of the strongest arms at the event in her class.
Class of 2020 1st Team All Americans