Rank Name NPS Rank Ballot Rank CPI Rank
1 Corona Angels - Tyson (CA) Bio

#7 - Corona Angels -- Tyson

After a 2014 season for the ages (including a Independence Day championship, TC/USA Nationals Championship and a 2nd place finish in the PGF Nationals), it is tough for a team to continue that dominance.  In 2015, Corona Angels-Tyson slipped to a 9th place finish in the Independence Day event and 5th in PGF  Nationals.  In 2016, once again it looked as though they were poised for a great year by finishing 3rd at the Independence Day, but they slid into a 17th place finish at PGF Nationals, closing with a 3-year NPS that kept them in the Top 10, No. 7 overall.  The National Ballot voters see the Angels thriving, as they were voted to a rank of 5th by their peers.  This may be a reaction to the talent lined up for the 2017 season, filled with future Pac-12ers Camryn Ybarra (Oregon State), Kinsley Washington (UCLA) and Mariah Mazon (Oregon State) looking to make a mark in their senior season, along with 2018 grads Anna Vines (UCLA) and Brenna Smith (Georgia Tech) prepared to do their role.

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2 Orange County Batbusters - Haning/Stith (CA) Bio

#3 - Orange County Batbusters – Stith/Haning

Since taking the reins from Gary Haning, Mike Stith has been blazing his own Championship trail, this year finishing at No. 3 for the 2016 FINAL National US Club Rankings.  The Orange County Batbusters held the highest spot in 2015 but had some turnover – this led to a lower-than-normal finish of 33rd at the PFG National Championship, but the squad did win the inaugural USSSA Elite Select event in Kansas City. That combined with their 5th place finish in the Independence Day event to land them at the No. 3 NPS finish for this ranking.  The 2017 season looks promising, with some of the best players in the country hitting their senior stride, including Jocelyn Alo (Oklahoma), Taylon Snow (Auburn) and Briana Perez (UCLA) leading a senior-heavy roster.  Along with a No. 3 Ballot rank from peer voting, it will be worth your time to see what is in store for this perennial powerhouse under the new coaching staff.

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3 Firecrackers - Rico (CA) Bio

#1 - Firecrackers – Tony Rico

Southern California continues to dominate with the Firecrackers – Rico once again grabbing hold of the coveted No. 1 spot in the 2016 US Club Rankings FINAL National Rankings for 18 & Under teams.  Although the team has never been out of the top 5 in any US Club Rankings list, the last time they saw the view from the top was in 2012, after winning the Colorado Fireworks tournament, just missing the PGF National Championship to the So Cal Athletics and placing 5th at the TC/USA Nationals in New York City.  Between 2013 and 2015, they have picked up three runner-up finishes at the Fireworks tournament, as well as two 7th place finishes and a 3rd place finish in the PGF National tournament, and a 3rd, 5th and 1st place finish at TC/USA Nationals.  These great finishes combine with a stellar regional record from 2014 through 2016, as well as a PGF National Championship in 2016, to bring their National Points System Ranking to #1 (which measures on-field performance from 2014-2016).  Adding up to carry 98% of the weight of the Overall Rankings, the NPS rank combines with the National Ballot rank of #1, which is determined by the Top 100 US Club Rankings teams from the previous year via online voting – all this places the Firecrackers – Rico team squarely atop the 2016 rankings.   Winning not only the on-field battle but also the votes of their peers is a tremendous accomplishment -- with only a few players lost to college for the 2017 season, we shall see if it is repeatable with their impressive list 2017 grads, including offensive powers Alexis Allan (Michigan), catcher Mary Iakopo (Oregon) and utility Jenna Kean (Arizona) leading the charge.

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4 Beverly Bandits - Conroy (IL) Bio

#4 - Beverly Bandits – Conroy

Bill Conroy and Jen Tyrell have been working hard the past three years, climbing the ladder and trying to loosen the grip Southern California teams have had on the US Club Rankings. This year, the Bandits landed at No. 4 overall.  In 2015, the squad looked as though they could make their move by winning the Independence Day event, but came up a little short in finishing 5th at PGF – that placed them in the No. 2 spot behind PGF champion Orange County Batbusters.  In 2016 Jenn Tyrell led the 18U team to 5th at the Independence Day event and 7th at PGF Nationals.  Their three-year NPS combined with their No. 4 peer vote in 2016 keeps them in the top five.  The 2017 graduates for the Bandits, pitchers Alexis Holloway (Notre Dame) Meghan Beaubien (Michigan) and Lauren Rice (Missouri), look to make the race this coming year interesting along with OF Lauren Burke (Oregon) lending a hand in the process.

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5 Texas Glory - Shelton (TX) Bio

#10 - Texas Glory – Shelton

Texas Glory is not just the team name, it’s the attitude of the players.  Kevin Shelton has been taking the field with this name and mindset since Christa Williams (the youngest Olympic team gold medalist in 1996) was in the circle.  This storied team had another good showing in 2016, placing 5th in the Fireworks tournament, 2nd in the USSSA Elite Select event and 13th in PGF Nationals, building on 2015 (5th in Fireworks and 7th in TC/USA Nationals) as well as 2014 (Fireworks Championship and 6th place TC/USA Nationals finish).  With a good mix of juniors and senior 2017 grads Maddie MacGrandle (Texas A&M),  Taryn Antoine (Louisiana State) and Brittany Jackson (Kansas), the Glory will be leading the charge with 2018s Audrie LaValley (Oklahoma) and Abby Smith (Texas A&M) watching closely to make their impact a reality.

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6 So Cal Athletics - Richardson (CA) Bio

#2 - So Cal Athletics – Richardson

Clawing toward the pinnacle they reached in 2013, the So Cal Athletics land in the No. 2 position overall for the final National Rankings of 2016.  The 4-time PGF National Champions (2010-2013) took a slight detour to 6th in the US Club Rankings in 2014, then climbing to 3rd in 2015, only to take another stride toward the top in 2016.  Throughout this team’s long and illustrious history they have held National and Colorado 4th of July Independence Day titles galore, which seem to be well within reach for a program brimming with talent from 12U, 14U and 16U teams providing the players for the future.  The 2017 class should prove impressive with Maddy Dwyer (Stanford), Hannah Martinez (Arizona), Ryan Denhart (Maryland) and Alyssa Kumiyama (South Carolina) lending their experience to winning tradition in the upcoming year.   In 2016 their overall ranking of No. 2 nationally is a combination of an NPS rank of No. 2 and National Ballot of No. 2 to solidify their prowess at competing at the highest level.

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7 East Cobb Bullets - Schnute (GA) Bio

#6 - East Cobb Bullets – Schnute

Another Southeast team to be reckoned with is the East Cobb Bullets flagship team coached by Greg Schnute.  In 2016 the Bullets recorded a 3rd place finish in the Independence Day Tournament, a 13th place finish in a tough field at the TC/USA Nationals and walked away with the USA JO Cup Championship close to home in Atlanta. Georgia. This added to their end-of-the-year performance in 2015 of a 2nd place finish in the USA JO Cup and a 3rd place finish in the TC/USA Nationals, while finishing 33rd in a tough single-elim bracket of the Independence Day.  Their NPS balanced out a peer vote rank of 7 to land them in the No. 6 spot overall.  Although they will be attempting to fill the void of pitcher Parker Conrad (Missouri), they seem to be on track with some great 2017 talent including Sydney Hayward (Georgia Tech) and Keara Naploi (Georgia) in the circle, while Nicky Dawson (Louisiana State)and 2018 grad Anna Wagner (Notre Dame) provide defensive support.

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8 Gold Coast Hurricanes - Cooper (FL) Bio

#20 Gold Coast Hurricanes – Cooper

Marty Cooper has an eye for talent and a reputation for having offensive powerhouses.  The Hurricanes proved formidable in this 3-year ranking, starting in 2014 finishing 3rd in both the Fireworks and TC/USA Nationals and closing the year as a top 10 team nationally.  In 2015, 17th place finishes in both the Fireworks and JO Cup lowered them a bit, but again were a top 20 contender.  In 2016, a 25th place finish in the Fireworks looked to be the motivation they needed to fight back with a 5th place finish at TC/USA Nationals followed by a 2nd place finish at the JO Cup.  With 2017 grads like pitcher Lauren Mathis (Georgia), catcher Danielle Romanello (Florida) and shortstop Taylor Bump, never count out the Hurricanes.

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9 Sorcerers 18 Gold (CA) Bio

#13 Sorcerer Gold

Leading the charge for Nor Cal in 2016 was the Sorcerer Gold program, which has been around for decades.  Their 2014 season helped them gain ground nationally with a 3rd place finish at the Independence Day tournament followed by a 17th place effort at PGF Nationals. In 2015 they were once again in the top 10 in Boulder, finishing 9th, and climbed a bit to 13th at PGF. 2016 showed a 25th place finish in Boulder, but improvement at National PGF did not slow in the least, wrapping up at 7th and keeping them in the top 15 nationally.  The Sorcerer battery of 2017 catcher Lexi Harrington (Arizona) and 2018 pitcher Danielle Williams (Missouri) will have to put their best foot forward to keep the Gold moving forward.

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10 So Cal Explosion - Denio (CA) Bio

#25 So Cal Explosion – Denio

They may be slightly down but never count them out.  With an outlook of showcasing talent by competing and finishing high in national tournaments, this team is always in the mix.  Having a great year in 2014 with a 5th place in IDT and a 7th place in PGF Nationals, 2015 showed a 33rd place finish at IDT and a 13th place finish at PGF Nationals.  In 2016 they fought back and rose to a 17th place finish at the IDT and had a hard fought 17th in the PGF Nationals as well.  2017 grads like middle infielder Ashleigh Inae (East Carolina), pitcher Yosenia Morrison (Grand Canyon) catcher Summer Hargett (Northwestern) and shortstop Alyssa Martinez (Ole Miss) will want to lead the Explosion back into the top 10 this summer season.

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11 Wichita Mustangs Gold (KS) Bio

#21 Wichita Mustangs Gold

After taking over for Mark Griggs, Bruce Glatczak is back on track with the Mustangs.  2015 posted a 9th place finish in the IDT and a 4th place finish at the TC/USA Nationals, more than respectable, but the highlight in 2015 was their USA JO Cup Championship.   In 2016 a rough outing in Boulder at the IDT left him with a 65th place finish, although they were able to climb to 5th at the TC/USA Nationals then round off the summer with a 17th place finish at the JO Cup.  We are anxiously awaiting 2017 and the leadership of senior catcher Maura Glatczak (UCONN) and junior outfielder Macy Omli (KU) shaping the Mustangs’ fate.

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12 AL Birmingham Thunderbolts Bio

#5 - Birmingham Thunderbolts

“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Stick” should be the Thunderbolts motto, as this Southeast team quietly creates a splash whenever they go head-to-head against the usual suspects in the west, this year landing them at No. 5 overall, up one spot from the 2015 FINAL US Club Rankings.  Helping them break into the top 5 were 3rd place finishes in both 2015 and 2016 PGF Nationals, as well as a 9th place finish in the Independence Day tournaments in 2015 and 2016.  Combining their No. 5 rank in NPS with their peers voting them No. 6 helps the Thunderbolts continue to affirm their stretch of excellent play.   In 2017, this team will be loaded with talented seniors feeding the SEC, Big XII and Pac-12 conferences, including Mia Davidson (Mississippi State) behind the plate, utility player Shaye Bowden (Oregon) and shortstop Mary Katherine Tedder (Texas). It will be fun to watch this team create more waves against national competition.

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13 Texas Impact Gold - Jackson Bio

#23 Texas Impact Gold – Jackson

This perennial Texas force has become a family affair with Jazz Jackson coaching the 16U that feeds the talent pool for her dad KC Jackson and the top 18U roster.  The Impact has been a picture of consistency, being in the top 25 since the US Club Rankings were established and reaching as high as No. 13.  In 2015 they delivered a 9th place finish in the Fireworks Super 64, a TC/USA Nationals finish of 13th and a PGF National finish of 25th.  2016 looked very similar with again a 9th place finish in the Super 48 of the Fireworks, and 25th PGF Nationals finish as well as a slight rough patch at the TC/USA Nationals of 33rd.  Never to be dismissed, the Jacksons have some great talent on the rise including 2017 grads Meagan King (Texas State) leading from the circle, Anna Vest (University of South Carolina) taking the reins behind the plate and 2018 infielder Baylee Klinger (Texas A&M) champing at the bit this season.

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14 So Cal Choppers - Fausett (CA) Bio

#12 So Cal Choppers - Fausett

Back in the Sunshine State, the So Cal Choppers have some pretty stiff competition but are definitely in the conversation of top teams.  In 2014 a pair of 9th place finishes in both the Independence Day Tournament and PGF Nationals helped tremendously; in 2015 the 9s changed to 17th place twin finishes with a 35th at the TC/USA Nationals as well.  No doubt, 2016 helped propel them back toward the top with a 17th again in the Independence Day Tournament and a stellar 3rd place finish at PGF.  The 3-year on-field mash up, with a peer vote of No. 9, shows their arrow pointed back to the top 10. Odds are, 2017 graduate, Abby Sweet (Notre Dame) along with Cal State Fullerton signees Vanessa Barron and Taylor Dockins will be instrumental in providing the So Cal Choppers the necessary push.

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15 Aces 18 Gold - Ashley/Creamer 17 15 54
16 Lady Lightning Gold - Corn Bio

#22 Lady Lightning Gold – Corn

Just like the SEC and its presence on the NCAA softball stage, the Southeast has a lot of talent to offer at the 18 & under level – John Corn and the Lady Lightning are contributing to the profile of the region.  Their 33rd place finishes in the IDT in 2015 and 2016 were followed by PGF Nationals finishes of 17th and 13th as well as TC/USA National performances of 10th and 3rd, showing very well at National Championship events.  With a plethora of NCAA DI mid-major talent, 2017 grads shortstop Chandley Garner (NC State), pitcher Whitney Sanford (East Carolina) and catcher Anna Epling (East Carolina) will be leading the charge to again show they cannot be overlooked.

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17 Team North Florida - Whitt/Fagan (FL) 23 16 6
18 Washington Lady Hawks - Miller (WA) 21 19 9
19 TC Stars Gold (CO) Bio

#26 TC Stars Gold

Although they have been around since the mid ‘90s, this Colorado program is finally making a splash.  The TC Stars played their way onto the national stage in 2013 with 5th place finishes in the Super 64 division of the Fireworks and the TC/USA Nationals.  In 2015 they kept moving forward and finished 3rd in the Fireworks Super 64 bracket, but hit a bit of a skid at TC/USA Nationals by finishing 51st.  In a 2016 season that saw the loss of multiple hefty contributors, a 19th place Fireworks finish was followed by a 9th place showing at the TC/USA Nationals and the year ended with a 17th place finish at the JO Cup.  The 2017 season will test this Junior-heavy roster but 2017 grads including pitcher Grace Ladd (Brown University), catcher Emily Taggart (Princeton) and outfielder Tara Shadowen (Colorado State University) will be motivating their team to stay up on the national stage for years to come.

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20 Atlanta Vipers - Vallery (GA) 12 23 271
21 Texas Bombers Gold - Smith (TX) Bio

#9 - Texas Bombers Gold – Smith

Deep in the heart of Texas, the stars were shining bright on the No. 9 team in 2016, the Texas Bombers Gold.  Scott Smith will have his work cut out for him this next year to repeat the performance of a Fireworks Championship in 2016 to complement the Bombers’  USSSA Elite Select Nationals 3rd place finish and USA JO Cup finish of 13th.  In 2015 the team started to show their stuff with a 2nd place finish at the TC/USA Nationals in Reno, NV (a marked improvement from 19th in 2014) and 9th place at the Fireworks event, which equaled their 2014 performance in Colorado.  Replacing 10 2016 graduates is no easy task, yet the 2018 athletes on the roster for this year may be up for the challenge - Kayla Garcia (Texas A&M), Haley Nillen (Auburn) and Maddie Lindsey will be leaned on as seniors Ashley Koncir (McNeese) and Shelbi Sunseri (Louisiana State) show them how it is done.  Seeing this organization perform off the field with the honoring of our US Armed Forces members and their families is just as fun as watching them play against other top teams in and out of the Lone Star state.

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22 Texas Sudden Impact Gold - Dutton (TX) Bio

#11 Texas Sudden Impact Gold - Dutton

Rising through the Texas ranks is tough enough, but this team has been getting it done at home and nationally, culminating in a #11 ranking in 2016.  The 2015 campaign thrust them into the national conversation with a run-rule victory over Firecrackers-Rico to win the Fireworks Championship game, followed by 5th in the JO Cup and a 9th place finish in the TC/USA Nationals.  In 2016 they kept building their reputation as a national contender with a 9th place Fireworks finish and a 3rd place finish at the TC/USA Nationals.  Their on-field performance coupled with the No. 15 rank in the peer vote puts them within striking distance of the top 10 – such progress will be helped along by 2017 catcher Kelcy Leach (Texas Tech), pitcher Cali Dolfi (Boston University) and 3B Jolie Readeaux (University of Louisiana- Lafayette).

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23 Nebraska Gold (NE) 20 22 161
24 Louisville Lady Sluggers - Dobina (KY) Bio

#18 Louisville Lady Sluggers – Dobina

“Sluggers” is not just their name, it is what they do. This hard-hitting team has been getting closer and closer to the pinnacle every year.  In 2014 they took 5th in the Fireworks and 10th in TC/USA Nationals, then in 2015 they repeated their 5th place effort in Colorado, then 9th at the JO Cup.  In 2016 a 37th place finish at the Fireworks looked bleak, but the bats came alive at the TC/USA Nationals, propelling them to a 2nd place finish in a good old-fashioned slugfest in New York.  2017 grads catcher Kendall Smith (Western Kentucky) and outfielder Kaylee Tow (Alabama) will be charged with keeping their team swinging for the fences and pushing them to the top of the pile.

Triple Crown Sports and US Club Rankings join a mourning softball community and offers condolences to the Louisville Lady Sluggers and the Dobina family for the untimely passing of Don Dobina.  His knowledge and contributions to the sport of fastpitch and to the young players he coached will be profoundly missed.

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25 Miami Stingrays 18 Gold 25 28 43
26 KC Peppers - Eakin (KS) 28 24 56
27 MO Originals (MO) Koop 24 21 268
28 Firecrackers - Kaye (AZ) Bio

#19 Firecrackers AZ – Kaye

Arizona earns a spot on the softball map thanks to teams like the Firecrackers, coached by Randy Kaye.  In 2014, finishing 25th at the Fireworks and 11th at the TC/USA Nationals started them on a path toward the top 20, and in 2015 a 33rd place finish in Colorado at the Fireworks and another 11th in TC/USA Nationals helped solidify the fact they belonged on the field against top talent.  In 2016 the team jelled and worked its way to a 2nd place finish at the Fireworks in a grueling bracket, and they capped the year with a 25th place finish at PGF.   They seem comfortable in the top 20 but want to move onward and upward – 2017 grad Bella Loomis (Arizona State) will lead from the middle infield and the plate while 2018 pitchers Jess Lynch (Utah) and Myka Sutherlin (University of Pacific) keep the team on track.

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29 The Next Level - Delameter (CA) 32 30 33
30 California Grapettes Gold (CA) 34 33 35
31 Corona Angels - Howard (CA) 40 31 24
32 Texas Storm - Wymer (TX) 35 39 26
33 Nemesis Elite - (CA) 37 32 124
34 RI Thunder Gold (RI) 43 26 101
35 Cal Cruisers - Sievers (CA) Bio

#15 Cal Cruisers – Sievers

This So Cal team might be seen as a stranger for this level of success, but they have put in plenty of field time over the recent years.  2014 was status quo with the Cruisers finishing 17th in the Independence Day Tournament and 25th in PGF Nationals. 2015 gave them a slight uptick to 9th in PGF; 2016 started with a 17th place finish in Boulder, but the critical boost came at PGF Nationals, taking 2nd place. 2017 grad Chloe Romero (Texas) will look to dominate in the circle, while 2018 shortstop Jasmine Sievers (Oregon) leads the defense behind her to ideally keep moving up the ladder.

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36 Houston Power Gold - Premier 39 38 31
37 Oklahoma Diamond Girls (OK) 41 36 64
38 Scrap Yard Dawgs Gold - May Bio

#17 Scrap Yard Dawgs – May

This Houston team embodies the tenacity their name implies.  Steadily on the rise since 2014, finishing 30th in the Fireworks event and 13th at PGF, in 2015 they posted a 49th place finish in the Fireworks and a JO Cup finish of 9th.  In true bold, Texas fashion they jumped up in 2016 to a 5th place finish in the Fireworks and a 5th place finish in the JO Cup.  With 2017 grads like pitchers Ariana Adams (Texas) and Tierrah Williams (Houston) leading the way and CJ Landrum (2018 Georgia) hot on their heels, it will be fun to see the fight in the Dawgs this year.

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39 Oklahoma Exclusive Gold (OK) 30 51 116
40 Aces Express - McCorkle (TX) Bio

#24 Aces Express – McCorkle

Dave McCorkle is coaching a team on the rise taking steps higher to the pinnacle year after year.  In 2015 they finished 9th in the Super 64 at the Fireworks then in 2016 improved to 3rd in the Super bracket.  Also in 2016 they improved to a 13th place finished in the TC/USA Nationals from 18th the previous year.  They caught an edge from a 2015 JO Cup finish of 7th to a 2016 finish of 17th but it looks like it will not break their stride to the top.  With college commits across his roster, they will be a force this year with 2017 grads pitcher Casey Davis (Louisiana Lafayette), shortstop Janae Jefferson (University of Texas) and catcher Dani Elder (Texas A&M) pushing the Aces hard to improve yet again this season.

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41 Michigan Finesse - Dreher (MI) 49 42 31
42 New Lenox Lightning - (IL) 42 53 25
43 Vision Gold (TX) 45 40 220
44 OC Batbusters/Team Mizuno - Stith 18 85 195
45 New Jersey Intensity - ODonnell (NJ) 51 47 10
46 Florida Storm - Shepherd (FL) 56 44 68
47 Lakewood Firecrackers - Rodriguez(CA) 46 58 95
48 Hotshots - Davis (AZ) 57 45 66
49 Rock Gold - Waye (PA) 57 55 19
50 Wagners Gold - Dunn 29 83 271
51 Carolina Elite - Genovese 64 35 271
52 American Pastime - Farnworth (CA) 50 67 39
53 Arizona Storm Gold (AZ) 54 65 45
54 Atlanta Vipers - Jennings (GA) 16U 48 78 27
55 Beverly Bandits DeMarini 52 62 271
56 Lil Rebels Gold 47 70 271
57 American Freedom Gold - Soefje (TX) 63 60 12
58 Irvine Sting - Ota (CA) 66 56 128
59 Demarini Aces - Taylor (MO) 62 59 271
60 Hotshots - Ewing 80 37 271
61 Arizona Killer Bees - Grimaldi (AZ) 68 61 144
62 Texas Blaze Gold - Slimp (TX) Bio

#8 - Texas Blaze Gold – Slimp

Climbing 11 spots between 2015 and 2016 places Texas Blaze Gold at No. 8 overall; staying there will be the test and is arguably the difference between good teams and great teams.  With amazing contributions from a 2016 graduate-laden team, the Blaze finished 2nd at the Independence Day tournament (5th in 2015 and 17th in 2014), took the Championship home from the TC/USA Nationals (finished 26th in 2015 and 41st in 2014) and finished 9th at PGF Nationals (improving upon their 2014 finish of 65th).  The 2016 grads are leaving a good sized void that will need to be filled in order for the Blaze to continue on the upward path; 2017 graduate Taylor Ellsworth (Texas) will take control behind the plate while relying on younger players like 2018 Madi Jatzlau (Texas A&M) and 2019 Rylee Trlicek (Florida) to be quick studies to keep the team playing at the high level they did in 2016.

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63 BLUE ANGELS GOLD 44 95 271
64 NW Bullets Gold - Campos (OR) Bio

#16 NW Bullets Gold – Campos

This Oregon team is the top dog in the Northwest, showing consistent success over the past 3 years on the field. Their 2014 season had them 33rd in the Independence Day and 49th at PGF. In 2015 they improved to 17th in Boulder, but they were thrust onto the national stage with a championship run in Reno, NV at the TC/USA Nationals.  In 2016, the Bullets added a 17th place finish in Boulder and a PGF finish of 33rd to their growing resume’.  Their 2017 pitching duo of Pat Moore (DePaul) and Jessica Seely (Sacramento State) will lead the team, which is heavy with 2018 grads - including infielder Hannah Galey (Oregon) – all trying to better their 2016 national finish.

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65 Illinois Chill - Quinn (IL) 61 84 52
66 Marucci Patriots Gold (LA) 69 69 156
67 USA Athletics - Rogers (CA) Bio

#30 USA Athletics – Rogers

The USA Athletics has a long history in So Cal, and are now becoming a threat nationally as well as locally.  In 2015 their 17th place finish in the IDT, 17th place in the TC/USA Nationals and 25th place in the PGF National were good, but their performance in 2016 starting with a 5th place IDT finish and a 2nd place PGF Platinum bracket finish showed a glimpse of their potential.  The 2017 class will keep chipping away, including catcher Alyssa Palacios (University of Utah), pitcher Hannah Johnson (Cal State Fullerton) and outfielder Allie Englant (Ohio University) putting in their final season push to help the Athletics keep improving.

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68 Lady Magic Gold(CA) 81 62 47
69 Virginia Legends (VA) 59 87 189
70 Firecrackers - Blanco 82 52 225
71 OC Batbusters - Gonzalez 71 66 271
72 Colorado Styxx Gold 65 86 53
73 Minors Gold - Lovelace (CA) 74 75 15
74 Mac N Seitz Storm - (KS) 76 78 137
75 San Diego Batbusters - Fox (CA) 53 118 39
76 St. Louis Chaos - Beatty Bio

#28 St. Louis Chaos – Beatty

Although Evan Beatty is no longer coaching, the Chaos has a proud history and is a program that holds a lot of talented players.  The team taking the top 18U Gold spot will have their work cut out following a team that finished 17th in the IDT and 3rd in the JO Cup in 2015, then in 2016 finished 9th in the IDT and 7th in the JO Cup.  Players like Olivia Ward (University of Kentucky),  Kaylee Anderson (Southeast Missouri) and Caitlyn Bingham (Wichita State) will have to get up to speed quickly to keep the team moving through the ranks this season.

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77 Indiana Magic Gold - Green(IN) 94 68 29
78 Chaos Gold (PA) 72 90 271
79 Nor Cal Batbusters - KG 103 48 271
80 Arizona Athletics - Householder (AZ) 72 107 73
81 Mizuno Impulse - Lozoya (TX) 77 93 271
82 Georgia Impact - Shaw (GA) 89 88 189
83 New Jersey Inferno - Meister (NJ) 87 98 73
84 TC Tremors Bishop (NY) 106 77 84
85 Tennessee Fury - Lewis 125 41 271
87 CA Cruisers - Phil & Lyn 125 46 271
88 Tulsa Elite 95 - Bevan 75 121 271
89 So Cal Wicked - Limon (CA) 92 109 22
90 Fresno Force - (CA) 84 121 98
91 New Mexico Sundancers - Kohman (NM) 93 109 271
92 East Coast Firecrackers 78 140 98
93 So Cal 3D (CA) 103 107 43
94 Oregon Blaze Gold (OR) 82 131 220
95 D-Bat Tulsa Shootout Gold - (OK) 79 140 175
96 Fl Sarasota Heat 84 134 271
97 Southern Force - (GA) 90 140 33
98 Texas Kaos (TX) 91 129 257
99 Washington Angels - Benson 86 140 242
100 TX Glory Adkins 18U Gold (TX) Bio

#27 Texas Glory Adkins

No doubt the Texas Glory Adkins team has talent, and they are climbing up the ranks every year.  In 2015 a huge leap forward in their program was made with a 5th place finish at the Fireworks Super 64, an 11th place finish at the TC/USA Nationals, then rounding it out with a PGF Nationals finish of 33rd.  In 2016 another step towards the top came with a Fireworks Super 48 finish of 9th, a PGF finish of 17th and a 4th place finish at the USSSA Elite Select National tournament.  As they head towards the top 25 their 2017 grads like shortstop Brooke Makemson (LA Tech), pitcher Sierra Lange (George Washington) and outfielder Marisa Arriaga (Texas Women’s) will have to lead their team and navigate some tough brackets ahead.

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101 Texas Rapid Fire (TX) 95 140 51
103 Conklin Raiders Gold (NY) 98 134 111
104 Houston Power Gold - Elite 102 123 253
105 Wagners 3n2 - Kiple 124 101 77
106 Esprit Premier - (MO) 119 101 271
107 San Jose Sting Gold 95 140 189
108 Colorado Stars - Burns (CO) 122 98 254
109 Gators Gold - Flannery 99 140 82
110 Austin Storm (TX) 97 140 147
111 Newtown Rock Gold - JG 133 82 271
112 Vienna Stars - Rollins (VA) 100 140 84
113 Salt Lake Pegasus (UT) 121 101 271
114 Pure Fastpitch - Jackson/Wakeman (CA) 109 129 92
115 Louisiana Voodoo - Burns/Barksdale (LA) 100 140 137
116 Kansas Renegades - Schrader/Rorebeck (KS) 116 123 60
117 San Diego Renegades - Bovee (CA) 110 125 244
118 NJ Pride - Easton 119 112 271
119 AASA-Heinz 103 137 237
120 Tampa Mustangs - (FL) 117 127 86
121 NC Cardinals - Chandler (NC) 130 114 7
122 Teamsmith - Carlson (CA) 132 98 271
123 Impact Gold HTX - Jacoby 133 104 163
124 Lower South Liberty Gold (PA) 110 140 128
125 Arizona Lil Saints Gold (AZ) 112 140 86
126 LADY HUSTLE GOLD 106 140 271
128 Richmond Diamonds - Pettus (VA) 112 132 271
129 Washington Lady Hawks - Hawkins 114 140 64
130 Washington Lake Breeze Gold (WA) 115 140 111
131 So Cal Fillys - Kelly (CA) 118 140 68
132 CA Grapettes - KO 164 70 271
133 indiana Magic Gold - Rethlake 176 54 271
134 San Jose Sting - Perales (CA) 125 140 90
135 So Cal Pumas - Keohohou (CA) 143 119 55
136 OBS MONARCHS GOLD 122 140 271
137 Strike Force Softball - Guerra (CA) 133 140 38
138 Atlanta Vipers - Loveless 125 140 271
139 OH Nightmare 168 95 12
140 Central Cal Dirt Dogs - Herrera (CA) 131 140 199
141 Ohana Tigers - Quarles 164 90 271
142 AZ Cats Gold - Erikson 136 132 271
143 Case Batbusters - Barker (CA) 137 140 106
144 Krunch Gold 138 137 151
145 USA Explosion - Thompson 138 140 134
146 Polar Crush (MA) 138 140 163
147 Fury Softball - Goodacre (CA) 145 134 178
148 Illinois Chill Gold - Edwards 202 56 140
149 Batbusters - Briggs 186 73 271
150 NJ Cheetahs Premier - Dominici 141 140 271
150 St. Louis Academy Gold 141 140 271
152 Texas Peppers - Bass (TX) 149 140 60
153 CA Cruisers - Lyn (CA) 147 140 130
154 New Jersey Gators 143 140 271
155 Georgia Impact Gold - Bass 189 74 271
156 TEXAS PEPPERS GOLD PEACOCK 179 89 271
157 So Cal Breakers - Beddow (CA) 152 140 35
158 Cal Lite - Newton (CA) 152 140 80
159 Absolute Blast - Rhinehart (WA) 151 140 134
160 Fury 95 - Andrus 147 140 271
161 Las Vegas Rage - McDonald (NV) 149 140 217
162 Tulsa Elite - Filali (OK) 155 140 45
163 Quakes Gold (CA) - Grant 155 140 180
164 Warriors (CO) 152 140 271
165 Wasco Diamonds (IL) 158 140 98
166 Pacific Coast Predators - Blauvelt (CA) 155 140 192
167 Explosion - Morgan 158 140 116
168 CF Intruders Gold (TX) 158 140 180
169 Georgia Force Elite 158 140 271
169 Oklahoma Athletics Gold (OK) 158 140 271
171 Tennessee Fury - Moyer (TN) 182 116 78
172 Lakewood Firecrackers - Pasco 163 140 271
173 Originals - Bernholtz 164 140 271
174 GameTime Stars Gold - Bradshaw (Fisher) Bio

#29 GameTime Stars Gold – Bradshaw (Fisher)

This particular team had been together since they were 14u and stayed together through graduation, something that does not happen too often anymore.  In 2015 they finished 5th at the Fireworks Super 64 shortly after took 13th in the JO Cup, and rounded out the year with 33rd at the TC/USA Nationals after a grueling summer schedule.  In 2016 they had another great showing, finishing 9th at the Fireworks in the Super 48 and 9th at the JO Cup.  While they are in a rebuilding year, this program does have some depth of talent and players who are more than willing to step up and lead the Stars to top 10 finishes at challenging events.

189 104 271
175 TX Sudden Impact Gold - Beltran 167 140 271
176 Illinois Stars 176 127 271
177 NJ Nightmare 175 140 59
178 Sneaky Cleats Gold - Springer 168 140 271
180 Arizona Hot Shots - Gatti (AZ) 171 140 192
181 Tampa Young Guns 171 140 271
181 Team Kansas Gold 171 140 271
181 Texas Bombers Gold HTX 171 140 271
184 MN Sting (MN) 176 140 271
185 TX Aces Express Gold 179 140 271
186 Virginia Lady Eagles 181 140 271
187 Tampa Mustangs - Boynton 226 75 271
188 So Cal Jets - Pearce (CA) 187 140 151
189 St. Louis Gamers 183 140 271
190 CS Thunder - Mrofcza 184 140 271
190 Texas Impact Gold - Sessum 184 140 271
192 Reno Diamonds - (NV) 187 140 271
193 CENTEX BUZZ FASTPITCH-WALLER 189 140 271
193 Louisiana Voodoo Gold 189 140 271
195 San Diego Rebels 197 140 151
196 Hotshots - Dolan 193 140 271
197 Texas Sting Gold 194 140 271
198 Williamsburg Starz 226 95 271
199 Firecrackers - DFW Rosales 195 140 271
199 Team Long Island 195 140 271
201 TC Stars - Cavo (CO) 200 140 130
202 NW Sidewinders Rabb 197 140 237
203 Birmingham Vipers - Gellespie (AL) 197 140 271
204 Combat Panthers -Perez (CA) 203 140 108
Event Division State Event Date
Independence Day 2014 18 Boulder 2014 CO 06/30/2014
Fireworks 2014 18 Power Pool CO 06/29/2014
Sparkler 2014 18 Mt Elbert CO 06/29/2014
Independence Day 2014 18 Louisville 2014 CO 06/30/2014
Fireworks 2014 18 Open CO 06/29/2014
Sparkler 2014 18 Longs Peak CO 06/29/2014
Fireworks 2014 16 Open CO 06/29/2014
Fireworks 2014 16 Power Pool CO 06/29/2014
Sparkler 2014 18 Grays Peak CO 06/29/2014