What to Watch For at Faster2First

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People can expect that Faster to First will test and showcase the nation's top fastpitch athletes with their new athlete showcase event series that features a deeper athlete analysis and state of the art technology.  
 
The series features world class testing, development and a creative showcase platform that digs deep into an athlete's physical ability, skill and decision making. 
 
Faster2First met with several college coaches who expressed their hope that an objective third party group, with no bias or direct interest in club teams, tournaments or leagues, would test the nation's college softball prospects and obtain new and relevant athlete data that can help coaches narrow down their recruiting lists. 
 
Most of all, we believe our world class coaches, featuring Rob Crews and former college coach Theresa Wilson, can lead our programming with a supporting cast that can eventually scale our event platform to 15,000 -- 20,000 athletes annually. For our first event, we signed five sponsors and they are all encouraging us to run fast on this national softball build out.     
 
Our team has built the US Army Bowl on NBC, the McDonald's All-American Game on ESPN and the Afflack All-American Baseball game -- the nation's biggest showcase events. We will do the same in softball with several blue chip sponsors.

What to Expect from the Faster2First Combine

Physical
  • ​FMS Testing
  • Vision Testing
  • Body Strength
  • Speed & Agility
Hitting
  • ​Tee Evaluation
  • Front Toss Evaluation
  • Hand Speed
  • Bat Speed
  • Exit Speed
  • Swing Analytics
Position Specific
  • ​8 Sets Fielding Each Position
  • Pitch Speed
  • Spin Revolution
  • Pitch Accuracy
  • Pop Time
  • Throwing Velocity
After combine testing, the results will help decide the rosters for Sundays games. 

Who to Watch on Sunday



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Lilly Agan
Grad Year: 2020
Position(s): OF
Club Team: Birmingham Thunderbolts 02 (GA)
College: Uncommitted
Noteworthy: Ranked No. 54 in the FloSoftball 2020 Hot 100; this fall batted .483 with a team-high 51 runs and earned 1st team All-Region in leading her Georgia high school to Elite Eight for first time in school history.


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Baylor Aycock
Grad Year: 2020
Position(s): P/OF
Club Team: EC Bullets - Aycock (GA)
College: Uncommitted
Noteworthy: At 12U level, was USSSA World Series Champ in 2013 and was All-Tournament and honored as Outstanding Pitcher. In 2015, team finished 12th at PGF 12U nationals and this year was 32nd at ASA 14U Nationals; also standout in volleyball, basketball and as a wakeboarder.



nullShannon Becker
Grad Year: 2021
Position: P
Club Team: Empire State Huskies (NY)
College: Uncommitted
Noteworthy: Honored as a 12U USA Elite Select All-Region pick; dominating pitcher who also is a good hitter and fields her position well; one of the top young players in the Northeast in the class.


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Sydney Bednoski
Grad Year: 2021
Position(s): C/IF
Club Team: Virginia Glory Premier Mertz (VA)
College: Uncommitted
Noteworthy: Eighth grader who hit .417 this fall with .486 OBP; has recorded 1.9 pop time at camps; plus arm, fast hands and developing power; has 60 mph overhand throw.



Avery Bellai
Grad Year: 2020
Position(s): OF/1B
Club Team: Team NC - Mele (NC)
College: Appalachian State
Noteworthy: Along with teammate Hallie Mele has committed to Appalachian State; versatile player with good speed and excellent offensive skills.



nullRiley Blampied
Grad Year: 2020
Position(s): SS/C
Club Team: Georgia Impact - Newland (GA)
College: Alabama
Noteworthy: Ranked No. 6 in the FloSoftball 2020 Hot 100; made the USA Elite Select 30; high school batted .529 with .629 OPG; between club and high school ball this year hit 21 HRs; also runs track and plays basketball; considered by many as the top shortstop in her class.



nullBrooke Blankenship
Grad Year: 2021
Position(s): SS/UT
Club Team: Tampa Mustangs - Henigar (FL)
College: Uncommitted
Noteworthy: USSSA All-American Direct Select two-time honoree; USA Elite Select 30 Invite, considered one of top four at her position; started varsity as 7th grader last spring and was Honorable Mention All-State; planning visits to Michigan, Auburn, South Carolina, Florida State and Washington; top Allister score in her class at 91; former elite gymnast.



nullRaegan Conley
Grad Year: 2020
Position(s): C/3B
Club Team: Tampa Mustangs - TJ (FL) uncommitted
Noteworthy: Honors include 2015 USSSA World Series Defensive MVP and 2014 NSA World Series MVP; good athlete with a strong arm, was also All-Country from 6th-8th grade.



nullAvery Goelz  
Grad Year: 2020
Position(s): 1B/CF
Club Team: Tampa Mustangs - TJ (FL)
College: Florida
Noteworthy: Ranked No. 3 in the FloSoftball 2020 Hot 100; hit .455 with 15 HRs and 119 RBI this summer for the Mustangs; also had 37 steals and .513 OBP; 2015 PGF National Champion and this year was USA Elite All-American; some SEC scouts thought she was No. 1 player in class.



nullMaddie Gordon
Grad Year: 2021
Position: P  
Club Team: Virginia Glory Premier Mertz (VA)
College: Uncommitted
Noteworthy: Won a Babe Ruth World Series in 12U and competed in PGF Nationals at 12U also; as a pitcher throws with a lot of velocity and movement, had sub-1.00 ERA last year and batted .400.



nullKayLen Madrey
Grad Year: 2021
Position(s): OF/UT
Club Team: Firecrackers - Sewell (GA)
College: Uncommitted
Noteworthy: USA Elite Select invite; one of the most heavily recruited players in 2021 class with unofficial visit to Georgia this week (offered), North Carolina State this weekend and with trips to Duke, North Carolina, Louisville and Michigan upcoming; also being looked at by SEC schools as well as Washington and Baylor.



nullMegan McCullough
Grad Year: 2020
Position(s): C/3B
Club Team: EC Bullets - Aycock (GA)
College: Uncommitted
Noteworthy: As a freshman, she led her Georgia varsity team with a .500 average; one weekend this fall, caught 37 innings in 48 hours for club team and threw out 5-of-8 baserunners; batted .462 at PGF Nationals this summer.



nullHallie Mele
Grad Year: 2020
Position(s): P/MIF
Club Team: Team NC - Mele (NC)
College: Appalachian State
Noteworthy: Excellent pitcher and infielder who throws a screwball and led jr. high team to two conference championships; also starting guard in basketball; committed to Appalachian State in October.



nullTaylor Middlebrook
Grad Year: 2020
Position(s): 3B/SS
Club Team: Firecrackers - Sewell (GA)
College: Uncommitted
Noteworthy: Ranked No. 97 in the FloSoftball 2020 Hot 100; being recruited by LSU, Mississippi State, Florida and Alabama and looks to commit after fall season; for high school team--which finished 4th in state--she hit .414 with eight HRs and 22 steals.



Mckenzie Redoutey
Grad Year: 2021
Position(s): OF
Club Team: Georgia Impact - Gusaeff (NC)
College: Uncommitted
Noteworthy: Lefty power-hitter who had .485 with a .550 OBP and a 1.424 OPS this summer; just an eighth grader, already has an ACC offer.



nullAshleigh Robinson
Grad Year: 2020
Position(s): 3B/UT
Club Team: Tampa Mustangs - TJ (FL)
College: Uncommitted
Noteworthy: Chosen as a USA Elite Select 30 Invite and played in six USA Elite Select All-American Games where she batted .667 with .706 OBP. Already 5-foot-9 and has played 11 years of club ball.



Liz Seymour  
Grad Year: 2020
Position(s): 1B/3B
Club Team: EC Bullets - Aycock (GA)
College: uncommitted
Noteworthy: Ranked No. 99 in the FloSoftball 2020 Hot 100; tall, strong athlete who anchors both corners defensively and hits for a high average (over .400 this fall); getting SEC and Big Ten interest.



nullJada Smallwood
Grad Year: 2020
Position(s): 3B/UT
Club Team: Tampa Mustangs - TJ (FL)
College: uncommitted
Noteworthy: Helped led her team to 3rd place at PGF Nationals (14U) this summer; hitting .360 this fall for club team; noted for her quick hands, good footwork and strong arm.



Aslinn Spradlin
Grad Year: 2020
Position(s): MIF/P
Club Team: Atlanta Premier 02 - Ryman (GA)
College: Georgia State
Noteworthy: Ranked No. 43 in the FloSoftball 2020 Hot 100; for Georgia team this fall hit .619 with .652 OBP in tournament play; season: .483 with 26 RBI and was Region 7-AAAAA Pitcher of the Year; travel season hit .647 and 65-for-67 on base paths with only five errors in over 100 games.



nullKaitlyn Tucker
Grad Year: 2020
Position(s): MIF
Club Team: Carolina Elite 14 Gold - Fisher
College: Uncommitted
Noteworthy: Ranked No. 134 in 2020 Hot 101-200; helped team finish in Top 25 at PGF Nationals this summer; led team with .427 batting average and .540 OBP; good speed, had 19 steals this summer; nickname is "KT."



Camryn Wincher
Grad Year: 2020
Position: SS
Club Team: Stingers Gold (TX)
College: Texas
Noteworthy: Ranked No. 8 in the FloSoftball 2020 Hot 100; one of the top all-around athletes in the freshman class; great bat and foot speed; was recruited by Power 5 schools in conferences like SEC, ACC and Pac-12 but had long favored the Longhorns.


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