- 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 2022 below.
Class of 2022 Player Spotlight & Scouting Report
- Samantha Roe (C): Samantha displayed a very above average arm and was consistent with her throws to 2B from behind the dish. Roe’s pop times were consistent at 1.70 during defensive testing and also at the Select 30 Games on Sunday. Samantha can also hit for power and doesn’t get cheated on her swings, as she comes up taking “Hacks” and will look for that pitch to drive it out of the yard.
- Olivia Gigante (P): Olivia stood out this weekend with her ability to pound the zone and have command of her pitches. The fact that she was able to create weak contact throughout day, had Olivia stand out from the other arms in this 2022 grad class.
- Madelyn Lopez (UTL): Madelyn’s athleticism allows her to play multiple positions on the softball field and she does it well. Being able to have a player with that talent and to play multiple positions at an elite level is what stood out for Madelyn as she impressed scouts this weekend. The ability to cover ground with a plus arm and accurate with her throws will have Madelyn start being noticed on the recruiting trail.
Class of 2022 1st Team All Americans