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Aug 26 2016

All American Team Announcement Class of 2018

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 2018 below.

Class of 2018 Player Spotlight & Scouting Report 
  1. Georgia Land (C): Georgia showed impressive arm strength behind the plate and was able to put her defensive skills to the test throughout the weekend. The Tennessee-Martin commit threw a consistent pop time at 1.59-1.63 and at 59 MPH from home to 2nd, throughout the weekend as this was the best time for any catcher in the 2018 Graduating Class.
  2. Skylar Wallace (MIF): Skylar showed good athleticism and footspeed running a 4.63 5x10x5 shuttle and the fastest 20 yd dash at 2.61 (laser). The Alabama commit stays low to ground, moves with ease to both sides while playing infield. Soft hands, good overall actions and quick release with solid arm strength (60 MPH) Infield velocity.
  3. Cheyenne Lindsey (CINF): Lindsey displayed solid arm strength and handled the barrel exceptionally well. The Florida commit displayed quickness and speed out of the batter’s box from home to first throughout the weekend. Her footwork was a key element as she showed off her slap hitting skills and footwork in the corner infield positions. 
Class of 2018 1st Team All Americans
Player  Name Position Team College Comittment
Vanessa Foreman P OC Batbusters Stith Arizona
Karly Heath P GA Impact South Carolina
Sara Cespedes P Team Alabama  
Murphy Williams P TX Bombers Gold  
Taylor Greene C East Cobb Bullets Arkansas
Georgia Land C TN Illusions Tennessee-Martin
Alexis Crawford C Sudden Impact 18U  
Terra McGowan UTL OC Batbuster Stith Arizona State
Skylar Wallace INF Georgia Impact Alabama
Cheyenne Lindsey INF Frost Falcons 00 Florida
Taylor Cates INF GA Power Demarini  
Denay Griffin INF TX Blaze Bonola Liberty
Rebecca Gonzales OF Colorado Psyclones 99  
Tamani Owens OF GA Elite 16U  
Tate Whitley OF TX Bombers Gold Ole Miss

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