Rank Name NPS Rank Ballot Rank CPI Rank
1 So Cal Athletics - Richardson (CA) Bio

3)     So Cal Athletics – Coach Bruce Richardson
The So Cal Athletics – Richardson is rarely found outside the Top 5 in any national tournament; that has been reflected in the US Club Rankings as they were the No. 1 team in 2017 before dropping slightly in 2018.  Since 2010 the So Cal Athletics have taken home the national title for PGF a record five times and continue to be a force when it counts.

You can see 2018 grads on rosters nationwide (Florida Gulf Coast, North Dakota State, Bryant University, Bucknell, West Point and UCLA), proving that teams can assemble great talent with chemistry and still get it done on the field even though they are not all power conference players.  The class on deck in 2019 will lead their last summer before heading to Cal, LSU, Arizona State, Oregon State, Stanford and Notre Dame to continue their careers.  There is no doubt the legacy as a formidable opponent will continue wherever they go.

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2 Firecrackers - Rico/Weil (CA) 2 2 7
3 Corona Angels - Tyson (CA) Bio

5)     Corona Angels – Coach Marty Tyson
Ever present in the Top 10 are the Corona Angels – Tyson.  Being considered the youngster organization compared to other So Cal staples, they have stayed in the hunt after being named the Top Team in 2015 and are still a force nationally.  A 9th place finish at the IDT and 3rd at the PGF National tournament keeps them towards the top of the competitive field of teams.

Check out the big conferences all over the country to see Angels on the field, particularly at Louisville, Nebraska, Duke, Ohio State, Stanford, Wisconsin, Washington and UCLA.  With the feeder teams, Marty Tyson will continue to see success on the field and compete for national titles every year.

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4 Beverly Bandits - Conroy (IL) Bio

Submitted by the organization:

The Beverly Bandits have been in existence since 1999. The program has won 8 National Championships, including 4 PGF, 2 ASA/USA, 1 Triple Crown and 1 AFA. The program has also won IDT-Boulder 7 times.

The entire 18u team, coached by Jen Tyrrell, is made up of 2019 and 2020 graduates. The team is made up of 16 Power 5 committed athletes and the key to the team’s success is balance between terrific pitching and outstanding offense that consists of a great blend of speed and power.

The team will be playing in the PGF So Cal Athletics tournament, IDT, DeMarini Invitational and PGF Nationals.

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

2)     Orange County Batbusters – Coach Mike Stith

The Orange County Batbusters have been around for over 30 years and is a recognized name across the nation.  Gary Haning, founder of the organization, made a great choice in asking Mike Stith to carry on the legacy of the organization’s flagship team.

The Batbusters are no strangers to the top of the podium and took home the IDT Championship in 2018 and 2nd place at the PGF National Tournament.  Former OC Batbusters can be seen throughout the country on college rosters such as Oklahoma, Arizona, Oregon, Washington and all the way to the East Coast at Florida.  There is no shortage in talent in years to come as the 2020 and 2021 class is just as strong as the seniors leading the team next season. With a tradition so rich the OC Batbusters name will stay recognizable and even feared in 2019 and beyond.

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6 Texas Impact Gold - Burke (TX) 8 6 28
7 Gold Coast Hurricanes - Cooper (FL) 10 7 12
8 Arizona Storm Gold (AZ) 3 11 66
9 Wichita Mustangs Gold (KS) 12 9 6
10 Team North Florida - Whitt/Fagan (FL) 3 12 137
11 So Cal Choppers - Fausett (CA) 11 13 15
12 Washington Lady Hawks - Miller (WA) 18 10 2
13 Texas Glory - Shelton (TX) Bio

6)     Texas Glory – Coach Kevin Shelton
Another organization from the Lone Star State, the Texas Glory has been a fixture in the Top 10 and has for the second year in a row landed at No. 6.  Each year, dominant finishes in the Fireworks Power Pool and a 2018 USA Elite Select title have led to their continued success.

Texas Glory players are landing on college rosters wherever you look.  From Nebraska, Oklahoma, Louisiana Lafayette, LSU, Texas A&M to North Texas, Northwestern State and Harding, Glory players are impacting the rosters while bringing their winning tradition and hard work with them.  They will continue to be a contender at a national level down the road.

Below was submitted by the organization:

Texas Glory has been in operation since the May 2000.  Our first quality team moved up to 18u in 2006, qualifying for 18u ASA Gold Nationals from 2006 - 2009.  In 2010 Texas Glory played in PGF’s Inaugural event as has completed in the Nation’s most prestigious nationals every year since.  Since 2006, 101 athletes have finished their senior seasons with Texas Glory before moving on to college.   The squad has been ranked in the top 10 Nationally since the poll’s inception and #1 in recruiting for the past 5+ years. 

In 2019 the team will play in the WFC, TCS CO Fireworks, TCS Nationals and PGF Nationals.

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14 East Cobb Bullets - Schnute (GA) Bio

1)     East Cobb Bullets – Schnute – Coach Greg Schnute

Congratulations to the EC Bullets and Greg Schnute for grabbing the US Club Rankings No. 1 spot for the 2018 FINAL National Rankings at 18 & Under!  This legacy program has been a force for 22 years, steadily climbing the rankings and have reached the pinnacle from their efforts this season.


The EC Bullets have been making themselves known nationally since we began the US Club Rankings in 2012.  They were often seen in the Top 10 during the Colorado 4th of July IDT event as well as PGF, the JO Cup and TC/USA Nationals.  In 2016 they boasted their first “National Title” at the JO Cup in Southern California, then again hoisted a championship trophy at the 2018 TC/USA Nationals – that all led to a first place National Points System ranking, which is based upon on-field performance.

With a reputation for excellence on the field in the Southeast, the EC Bullets class of 2018 will be making an impact populating teams in the SEC and ACC conferences on rosters such as Florida, University of South Carolina and Duke.  The 2019 class that will anchor the team will follow in the same fashion with commits to Mississippi State, Alabama, Tennessee, Notre Dame and national champion Florida State.  This team will be casting a shadow in championship brackets for years to come.

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15 Rock Gold - Waye/Gaskill (PA) 12 20 12
16 Cal Lite - Newton (CA) 17 19 73
17 So Cal Pumas - Keohohou (CA) 26 17 61
18 Lady Magic Gold(CA) 31 18 38
19 Desert Thunder - Fowler (AZ) 18 26 125
20 So Cal Explosion - Denio (CA) 40 15 33
21 Southern Force - (GA) 18 31 14
22 Atlanta Vipers - Jennings (GA) 16U 28 23 47
23 Louisville Lady Sluggers - Huecker (KY) 23 28 8
24 Miami Stingrays 18 Gold 24 25 76
25 So Cal 3D (CA) 16 32 79
26 So Cal Breakers - Beddow (CA) 31 22 73
27 Glory Adkins 18U Gold (TX) Bio

Submitted by the organization:

Founded in 2006, Glory Adkins is a nationally recognized fast-pitch softball organization based out of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex in Texas.  Our mantra of “Player First!” means we are committed to developing young ladies of high character and integrity with their needs at the forefront.  We are continually growing with upwards of 50 teams and are proud to claim over 500 young ladies who love to play softball. 

Our current roster is filled with collegiate commits to prominent D1 and D2 softball programs like Kansas, Missouri, Texas Tech, Iowa State, Stephen F. Austin, UNT, and many of the best Division II programs.  We have current alumnus playing at LSU, Kentucky, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Texas, Dartmouth, Columbia, UTA, Tulsa, Northwestern State, St. Louis, Marshall, Iowa, UCA, LA Tech, Miss St, Wichita State, SLU, Tarleton, and many more including All-Americans and All-Conference players throughout the country. 

Glory Adkins will be competing in 2019 at the TCS Fireworks, TCS Nationals, and the USA JO Cup as we continue our pursuit of excellence on and off the field.  Our players, past and present, are the greatest testament to Glory Adkins who have set the standard our organization strives to meet and exceed. 

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28 KC Peppers - Eakin (KS) 26 30 47
29 TC Stars Gold (CO) Bio

Submitted by the organization:

The TC Stars program started in 1999 as a 16 & Under C team with 13 players and a 7-21 win/loss record. Since then, the TC Stars have sent over 200 players on to play and attend college; 58-Division I, 115-Division II / III / NAIA, and 39-Junior College. The General Manager of the program is Dave King.

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30 Minors Gold Powered By Easton (CA) 28 35 23
31 Georgia Elite - Moody (GA) 40 29 112
32 FIRECRACKERS-SNYDER 15 53 158
33 Texas Bombers Gold - Smith (TX) Bio

4)     Texas Bombers Gold – Coach Scott Smith
You can always find the Texas Bombers at the ballpark, usually toward the conclusion in the Top 25, and also from their unmistakable uniforms honoring the United States military. The Bombers try to embody a militaristic precision on the field and play the game with talent and respect.  Their finishes at the Fireworks Power Pools (fifth) and TC/USA Nationals (second) took them from No. 8 last year to No. 5 in the blink of an eye.

The Bombers players have populated college rosters in and outside of Texas including Texas A&M, LSU, University of Houston, Auburn, Harvard, Northwestern and national champion Florida State.  The 2019 and beyond grads are hoping to continue the tradition and the pursuit for the top spot in the nation before embarking on a college career.

 

Submitted by the organization:

Texas Bombers Gold 18U is made up of an amazing group of players ranging from the 2019 to 2021 class. The Bombers are led in the circle by players Jessica Mullins '20 (Texas State) , Ashley Vallejo '20 (McNeese) , Ashley Daughtery '19 (Texas A&M) and Taylor Edwards '19 (LSU). Offensively the Bombers mix a blend of speed and power and are paced by Chloe Cobb '19 (Texas Tech) , Brionna Warren '20 (Texas A&M), Danieca Coffey '20 (LSU) and Baylea Brandon '21 (LSU)  

The Bombers are set to play another competitive national level schedule with the Colorado Fireworks , USA Elite Select WFC , TC/USA and PGF Premier Nationals on the slate. 

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34 New Jersey Intensity - ODonnell (NJ) 65 27 3
35 Hotshots - Davis (AZ) 47 38 64
36 NW Bullets Gold - Campos (OR) 50 39 21
37 San Jose Sting Gold - Gron 18U 14 60 182
38 CA Cruisers - Lyn (CA) 31 52 143
39 The Next Level - Delameter (CA) 78 24 35
40 Texas Eclipse - Glass (TX) 43 41 253
41 Arizona Killer Bees - Grimaldi (AZ) 50 43 96
42 American Pastime - Farnworth (CA) 65 37 29
43 So Cal Jets - Pearce (CA) 65 36 108
44 Colorado Styxx Gold 38 55 103
45 Team FLA - (FL) 58 46 21
46 California Grapettes Gold (CA) - Kappmeyer 78 34 20
47 All American Sports Academy - Merrida (CA) 54 50 41
48 So Cal Wicked - Limon (CA) 48 59 41
49 Texas Sudden Impact Gold - Dutton (TX) 65 49 100
50 Illinois Chill - Quinn (IL) 78 42 51
51 Florida Storm - Shepherd (FL) 37 67 175
52 Houston Power Gold - Premier 61 56 18
53 Oklahoma Diamond Girls (OK) 39 69 90
54 Cal Cruisers - Sievers (CA) 78 44 36
55 Wagners 3n2 - Kiple 65 54 40
56 Sorcerers 18 Gold (CA) 124 16 5
57 Texas Storm - Wymer (TX) 78 48 17
58 Cal Nuggets (CA) 31 88 57
59 Corona Angels - Howard (CA) 78 57 29
60 New Lenox Lightning - (IL) 61 68 66
61 Mizuno Pride Gold (CA) 74 61 57
62 RI Thunder Gold (RI) 50 77 79
63 Illinois Force Gold 50 75 199
64 Texas Kaos (TX) 28 92 238
65 Carolina Cardinals - Chandler (NC) 43 89 41
66 Vienna Stars - Rollins (VA) 78 66 108
67 Oklahoma Athletics Gold (OK) 31 98 253
68 Indiana Magic Gold - Green(IN) 124 45 9
69 Michigan Finesse - Dreher (MI) Bio

Submitted by the organization:

Michigan Finesse began as a youth slow pitch program in 1986 but around 28 years ago transitioned to fastpitch.  Since then, hundreds of young ladies have been part of the Wixom, Michigan-based organization.

This year’s Finesse 18U-Rex team looks to continue their organization’s momentum into 2019 with a combination of strong pitching, power hitting and speed on the base-paths.  The roster contains girls from Southern Michigan, the Upper Peninsula and Northwest Ohio.  Many of the players were members of the 2017 JO Cup 16U National Champions or 2017 ASA 14U National Runners-Up.

Finesse 18U-Rex is looking forward to a successful Summer and excited to show that there is an abundance softball talent in the North, not just the South and West.

Impact players:

  •        Lauren Esman 2019 (Michigan) Pitcher, 1st Base
  •        Kathryn Rex 2019 (Penn State) 1st Base, Catcher
  •        Gabi Salo 2020 (Wisconsin) Pitcher
  •        Hannah Cady 2020 (Northwestern) Shortstop
  •        Lauren Sciborski 2021 (Northwestern) Catcher, 3rd Base

2019 Summer Tournaments

  •        PGF Central – Crown Point, Indiana
  •        IDT – Boulder, Colorado
  •        Triple Crown Southeast Championship – Woodstock, Georgia
  •        PGF National Championship – Huntington Beach, California
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70 Lakewood Firecrackers - Rodriguez(CA) 78 72 188
71 Tulsa Eagles - Rogers (OK) 124 47 54
72 Power Surge Gold (CA) 100 64 64
73 San Diego Legacy - Weimer/Childers 105 62 47
74 New Jersey Inferno - Meister (NJ) 65 90 44
75 San Jose Sting - Perales (CA) 95 69 54
76 Victory USA - Hay (CA) 78 74 253
77 Marucci Patriots Gold (LA) 54 94 158
78 Tennessee Fury - Moyer (TN) 113 58 38
79 Irvine Sting - Ota (CA) 59 93 113
80 Explosion - Morgan 124 51 84
81 San Diego Renegades - Bovee (CA) 74 83 226
82 OK Force (OK) 63 91 253
83 Texas Hawks (TX) 78 82 253
84 Pure Fastpitch - Jackson/Wakeman (CA) 78 84 225
85 Tampa Mustangs - (FL) 124 63 57
87 Aces 18 Gold - Ashley/Creamer 105 73 205
88 TC Tremors Bishop (NY) 63 109 51
89 Strike Force Softball - Guerra (CA) 100 86 33
90 Virginia Legends (VA) 78 99 144
91 Conklin Raiders Gold (NY) 43 126 73
92 Stumps Bandits Gold 78 97 235
93 Arizona Power - Pena (AZ) 73 104 196
94 USA Athletics - Rogers (CA) 124 76 37
95 Texas Sudden Impact - Dutton 16U 7 150 247
96 Arizona Athletics - Householder (AZ) 124 80 98
97 Lionettes - (CA) 65 121 113
98 Louisiana Voodoo - Burns/Barksdale (LA) 113 87 152
99 So Cal Fillys - Kelly (CA) 78 115 66
100 Aces Express - McCorkle (TX) Bio

7)     Aces Express – Coach Dave McCorkle
With an organizational motto of “Attitude and Effort” it’s no wonder the Aces Express teams have been on the rise.  With a club best 3rd place finish in the Fireworks Power Pools and another 3rd place finish in the TC/USA Nationals, Dave McCorkle has a Texas program worth watching.  Making the jump from No. 9 to No. 7 embodies the word effort, and the respect for the game shows attitude is in fact controllable.

The 2019 roster is hungry to keep improving their standing, and most of them are finding homes in Texas for their college career.  Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, Stephen F Austin and UT San Antonio to name a few will be gaining players who know what it is to work hard to help programs grow.  “Attitude and Effort” remains not only a team motto but a statement worthy of future champions.

Submitted by organization:

Aces Express started in 2009 by David McCorkle (Texas Express) and Dan Hale (Texas Aces) in Sugar Land, Texas.  After both had built successful teams, they joined forces to create one team, the Aces Express.  They built the team on the foundation of Attitude & Effort, and now has strategically grown to about 16 total teams in the program.  Aces Express keeps the number of teams to a minimum and only has teams local to the Sugar Land/ SW Houston area.  All teams and coaches work very closely together throughout the year, and always have a very close knit family atmosphere within the program.  The team will attend Fireworks, TC/USA Nationals, PGF Premier, 

The summer lineup will consist of any 9 of these players:

CiCi Mata - OF - UTSA

Hanna Fradkin - OF - UT Tyler

Shay Govan - P/1B - SFA

Courtney Day - P/1B - Texas

Sydney Hoyt - P/UT - Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Aaliyah Garcia - P/1B - Georgia Southern

Jasie Roberts - C/UT - HBU

Amaya Montano - MI - Texas A&M

Britaney Shaw - 1B - Houston

Raygan Snyder - C - Uncommitted

KK Morado - 3B/2B - UTSA

Felixia Hinojosa - C - Lamar

Christiana Winger - OF - Northwestern State (Only Junior)

Madison Weber - C/1B - Letourneau

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101 Texas Blaze Gold - Slimp (TX) 54 136 44
102 RR Gold - Regpala (CA) 124 85 230
103 Pacific Coast Predators - Blauvelt (CA) 95 108 175
104 Mac-N-Seitz Naturals - Garton (KS) 78 122 132
105 So Cal Athletics - Smith (16U) (CA) 54 139 182
106 NW Sidewinders Rabb 113 99 221
107 Texas Magic - Blake (TX) 78 123 253
108 Lakewood Firecrackers - Pasco/Guerra 40 150 253
109 Washington Lake Breeze Gold (WA) 119 101 121
110 Colorado Stars - Sakamoto 18U (CO) 124 95 235
111 Washington Lady Hawks - Hawkins 100 118 92
112 Houston Power Gold - Elite 113 112 234
113 Colorado Next Level Gold 59 150 253
114 Miami Valley Xpress (OH) 100 131 61
115 New Jersey Gators 65 150 253
116 Oregon Thunder Gold (OR) 105 125 189
117 Teamsmith - Carlson (CA) 124 111 253
118 Scrap Yard International 18U Bio

10)  Scrap Yard Internationals – Coaches Todd Leach and Connie May
It is not often teams combine to become stronger, but that is exactly what happened when Sudden Impact Gold and the Scrap Yard Dawgs merged to form the Scrap Yard Internationals for the 2018 season.  Each team on its own was Top-20 level, but when they combined the talent of the players and coaching, it rattled the rankings. The team made a run at the Fireworks in the Power Pools for a 9th place finish then took home 3rd at the TC/USA Nationals to help grab a spot in our Top 10.

Their future is looking just as bright with players in the 2019, 2020 classes heading to Texas A&M, UT – Arlington, Seton Hall, Wisconsin, Texas, Nebraska, Louisiana Lafayette, LSU and Baylor.  This Houston-based united front has a lot to look forward to with two organizations to feed the Scrap Yard Internationals team for a great run toward the top in the coming years.

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119 Voodoo - Rhinehart (WA) 76 150 117
120 Quakes Gold (CA) - Grant 193 71 185
121 Clearwater Lady Bombers Gold 113 124 253
122 MO Originals (MO) Koop 120 120 244
123 Orland Park A's - (IL) 78 150 253
124 KC Zephyrs - Wade (KS) 95 150 117
125 Orland Park Sparks (IL) 113 141 69
126 Huntsville Sparks - Duggan (AL) 99 150 113
127 California Desperados - Summit (CA) 98 150 151
128 Washington Angels - Benson 157 110 250
129 LASERS SCARLET 100 150 253
130 South Bay Diamond Girls Gold - Flores (CA) 105 150 165
131 Northern Illinois Lightning - (IL) 205 79 243
132 Hotshots - McCord 105 150 239
133 American Pastime - Garcia 105 150 253
133 Chico Starz - (CA) 105 150 253
135 Fury Softball - Goodacre (CA) 157 117 179
136 OK Athletics Gold 124 141 253
137 San Diego Batbusters - Fox (CA) 124 150 23
138 Ashburn Shooting Stars - Tiplady (VA) 120 150 105
139 New Jersey Pride - Stern (NJ) 124 150 29
140 Arizona Lil Saints Gold (AZ) 124 147 163
141 The Next Level 18A 124 145 253
142 Wasco Diamonds WM 18U 124 150 108
143 Boise Blast Gold- Godina 122 150 165
144 American Athletics - Joiner 124 150 145
145 D-Bat Tulsa Shootout Gold - (OK) 124 150 148
146 Northwest Sidewinders - Greenup (WA) 157 131 96
147 Gold Coast Hurricanes - Norman (FL) 122 150 253
148 American Athletics - Durham (CA) 124 150 253
148 BLUE ANGELS GOLD 124 150 253
148 Central Florida Sting Black - (FL) 124 150 253
148 East Norriton Heartbreakers - (PA) 124 150 253
148 FL Lady Gators 124 150 253
148 FLORIDA SELECT 124 150 253
148 KC Freeze - (MO) 124 150 253
148 Raiders - Alvarez 124 150 253
148 Richmond Diamonds - Pettus (VA) 124 150 253
148 Salt Lake Pegasus (UT) 124 150 253
148 Stone City Sharks - (IL) 124 150 253
148 Texas Impact Gold - Dan 124 150 253
148 UTAH THUNDER 124 150 253
162 SJ Mystics Gold (NJ) 171 136 108
163 BNGSA Avanti's Angels (IL) 157 150 253
163 Frozen Ropes Fury Gold - (NE) 157 150 253
163 Maryland Heartbreakers Gold 157 150 253
163 Nor Cal Batbusters - Clark 157 150 253
163 Oregon Scorpions - Linn (OR) 157 150 253
163 TNT Gold 157 150 253
163 Tuscon Scramblers (AZ) 157 150 253
163 White Sox Training Academy 157 150 253
163 Wisconsin Bandits - (WI) 157 150 253
163 Worth Midwest Nationals (MO) 157 150 253
163 WV Mountain Thunder (WV) 157 150 253
174 San Jose Synergy - Rigo (CA) 171 150 93
175 Washington Acers Gold - Anderton 171 147 253
176 Delaware Cobras - (DE) 171 150 241
177 Arizona Power - Day 171 150 253
177 Badger Blitz - (WI) 171 150 253
177 EMR 94 (OH) 171 150 253
177 Extreme Elite (IL) 171 150 253
177 Firecrackers - Chavez 171 150 253
177 FL Team Mizuno - Conrad 171 150 253
177 Frozen Ropes Force Gold (NY) 171 150 253
177 Illinois Bash Gold - (IL) 171 150 253
177 Indiana Shockwaves - (IN) 171 150 253
177 Long Island Sudden Impact Gold 171 150 253
177 Lutz Lightning Gold 171 150 253
177 Marion Diamonds (OH) 171 150 253
177 MN Impact (MN) 171 150 253
177 Nor Cal Young Guns 171 150 253
177 Overdrive (MS) 171 150 253
177 Richmond Ruckus Elite - (VA) 171 150 253
177 Tri-State Thunder Gold - (MD) 171 150 253
177 Trojanettes (MO) 171 150 253
195 San Diego Rebels 193 150 152
196 SGV Velocity - Chesebro (CA) 223 131 117
197 Kaikamahine (HI) 193 150 253
197 kansas city Jazz 193 150 253
197 LADY HUSTLE GOLD 193 150 253
197 Miami Express 193 150 253
197 OC NIGHTHAWKS 193 150 253
197 Oklahoma Twisters 193 150 253
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