2023 PGF Nationals Championships 16U/18U

College Stars Who Played At The PGF National Championships

College Stars Who Played At The PGF National Championships

This past NCAA season's All-America teams feature a variety of PGF National Championships alumni, including All-American Game participants.

Jul 8, 2023 by Kyle Kensing
College Stars Who Played At The PGF National Championships

The Premier Girls Fastpitch National Championships lives up to its title,  bringing together the top softball players in the nation each summer. 

The quality of talent to have come through the PGF Nationals is evident in the 2023 NCAA season's All-American teams, which are rife with PGF alumni. 

In the first two editions of the PGF High School All-American Games alone, are a bevy of the best performers currently at the college level. 

The 2020 edition was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the All-Americans selected have translated most impressively with their NCAA teams. 

Jordy Bahl, Pitcher

The top prospect of the 2021 high school signing class briefly became the most coveted transfer of 2023, leaving Oklahoma after two outstanding seasons and a pair of national championships. 

Bahl, a two-time NCAA All-American and the 2023 Women's College World Series Most Outstanding Player, is headed back to her home state with her commitment to Nebraska. She'll look to elevate the Cornhuskers to heights similar to the Nebraska Gold. 


Bahl starred in the Nebraska Gold's 2021 PGF 18U National Championship run. 

Alyssa Brito, OF/UT

Alyssa Brito foreshadowed her All-American play for juggernaut Oklahoma with her plate presence for the club powerhouse OC Batbusters. 

Brito's exploits at the PGF National Championships include a 2-for-4 performance and home run in the 2017 14U title game

Brito was named to the 2020 PGF All-American Game. 

Erin Coffel, SS

Kentucky star Erin Coffel earned second-team All-America recognition this past season. 

Before she shined in the SEC, Coffel was named an All-American Game participant for the 2020 PGF National Championships. 

The 2020 PGF National Championship may have been canceled, but Coffel showed out at past installments of the event as leader of the Indiana Magic

Jayda Coleman, OF 

Taking up the mantle of outstanding hitters powering the Oklahoma dynasty, Jayda Coleman hit .424 for the Sooners this season. 

Coleman was named to the 2020 PGF All-American Game. 

McKenna Gibson, IF

McKenna Gibson was tabbed Softball America's Most Improved Player ahead of 2023, and all she did to live up to that billing was earn All-America honors after leading Tennessee to the WCWS. 

Before starring for the Vols, Gibson was a 2021 All-American Game participant at the PGF National Championships. 

In 2019, Gibson hit a staggering .625 with three home runs for Athletics Mercado-Greg in the 16U PGF National Championships. 

Tiare Jennings, MINF 

NCAA first-team All-American Tiare Jennings was terrific while leading Oklahoma to its three-peat. 

Jennings' play for the Sooners should come as no to surprise to anyone familiar with her play for the OC Batbusters Stith clubs at the PGF National Championships. 


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Reagan Johnson, OF

A new wave of PGF National Championship alumni made their marks on the college landscape this past season, with 2022 PGF All-American Game participant Reagan Johnson leading the way. 

Johnson hit .378 and stole 18 bases on her way to Freshman All-America recognition at Arkansas. 

Her play for the Razorbacks continued the standard she maintained with the Lady Dukes - Lamar club, a mainstay participant in the PGF National Championships. 

Ruby Meylan And Karlyn Pickens, P

Like Johnson, Ruby Meylan and Karlyn Pickens both transitioned seamlessly from the club circuit to college competition. 

The two pitchers were named Freshman All-Americans after having been participants in the 2022 PGF All-American Game.

The tandem warrants inclusion together, as both helped power their teams — Meylan at Washington and Pickens at Tennessee — to the 2023 WCWS. 

Before chasing the NCAA championship, each did work in the circle for Nebraska Gold (Meylan) and SC Elite (Pickens) at the PGF National Championships.