It's been a roller coaster ride for high school softball players over the past 11 months. States that play in the spring saw everything in 2020 from a 15-game season to a handful or contests to none at all. The hope now is that the 2021 season is a go around the country.
There also are six states (Colorado, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma) that hold high school softball in the fall. In Nebraska, the Class of 2021's No. 1 player, Jordyn Bahl
of Papillion-LaVista (Papillion, Neb.)
, finished her career as a back-to-back state champion.
All states that play high school softball are listed below. The list was formed using high school accomplishments, statistics provided to MaxPreps, postseason local awards, rankings services including FloSoftball, Extra Inning Softball, and Softball America.
Alabama — Annabelle Widra | Spain Park (Hoover) | P | Sr.
A varsity pitcher since the seventh grade, Widra has 92 wins in the circle for the Jags.Status
: Signed with MichiganAlaska — Sabrina Jolin | South Anchorage | P | Sr.
Named the 2019 and 2020 Gatorade State Player of the Year. As a sophomore she had 0.65 ERA and hit over .600 with 10 home runs.Status
: UndecidedArizona — Rylee Holtorf | O'Connor (Phoenix) | MIF | Sr.
Led the Eagles a 2019 Conference 6A state championship, batting .551 with 13 home runs.Status
: Signed with WashingtonArkansas — Ally Sockey | Greenwood | IF | Sr.
A career .507 hitter with six home runs and 55 RBI.Status
: Signed with ArkansasCalifornia — Quincee Lilio Great Oak (Temecula) | OF/2B | Sr.
The Wolfpack lost in the 2019 Southern Section Division 1 championship game, but she powers one of the top teams in the country.Status
: Signed with OklahomaColorado — Korbie Otis Columbine (Littleton) | P | Sr.
A 52-13 career mark, she also does damage as a hitter batting a .610 in 249 at-bats.Status
: Signed with Louisville Connecticut — Abby Ota | Joel Barlow (Redding) | SS | Sr.
Hit a remarkable .725 in 80 plate appearances as a sophomore. Status
: South FloridaDelaware — Payton Dixon | Smyrna | P | Sr.
Went 16-2 in 2019 with a 0.68 ERA and 125 strikeouts. Status
: UndecidedDistrict of Columbia — JoJo Scurry | Wilson | OF | Sr.
The returning Gatorade State Player of the Year has a career .553 average.Status
: UndecidedFlorida — Brooke Blankenship | River Ridge (New Port Richey) | SS | Sr.
A varsity player since the seventh grade, she has over 300 career plate appearances and a .449 average.Status
: Florida StateGeorgia — Lexie Delbrey | Bainbridge | P | Sr.
Posted a four-year mark of 25-3 with 423 strikeouts.Status
: Signed with FloridaHawaii — Liliana Thomas | Maryknoll (Honolulu) | C/3B | Sr.
Returning Gatorade State Player of the Year is one of the top power hitters in the country.Status:
Signed with Arizona StateIdaho — Gracie Tentinger | Mountain View (Meridian) | UT | Sr.
Blasted 18 home runs during a 2019 state championship run.Status:
Signed with The College of Southern IdahoIllinois — Easton Lotus | Marist (Chicago) | SS | Sr.
The MaxPreps Sophomore All-American had a .492 batting average and swiped 43 bags.Status
: Signed with LouisvilleIndiana — Madi Elish | Crown Point | P | Sr.
The future Wildcat posted a 28-7 record in her first two seasons for the Bulldogs.Status
: Signed with ArizonaIowa — Margaret Tobiaa |Dowling Catholic (West Des Moines) | INF | Sr.
Leadoff hitter with speed who joins a strong 2021 Wildcats recruiting class.Status
: Signed with KentuckyKansas — Tatum Clopton | Lawrence Free State (Lawrence) | P | Sr.
Hard-throwing right-hander has a shot to go out as a three-time Kansas state champion.Status
: Signed with Oklahoma StateKentucky — Jaydyn Goodwin | Bourbon County (Paris) | UT | Jr.
The lefty leadoff hitter can beat teams with the small and long game.Status
: Committed to GeorgiaLouisiana — Maci Bergeron | Notre Dame (Crowley) | C | Jr.
The No. 1 player in the Class of 2022 hit 20 home runs and batted .579 as a freshman.
Status: Committed to LSUMaine — Abby Minor | Thornton Academy (Saco) | 1B | Sr.
A Varsity Maine All-State player as a sophomore batting .569 with eight home runs.Status
: Undecided Maryland — Madison Knight | Patterson Mill (Bel Air) | P | Jr.
Struck out 94 batters in 64 innings of work as a freshman. Status
: Committed to Syracuse Massachusetts — Giana Lacedra | Lowell | P | Jr.
The 2019 Boston Globe Division 1 Player of the Year went 20-2 in the circle. Status
: Committed to East CarolinaMichigan — Lillian Vallimont | Cabrini (Allen Park) | C | Jr.
After smashing 11 home runs as a freshman, she's hoping to get back on the field as a junior. Status
: Committed to NorthwesternMinnesota — Allison Benning | Stillwater | P | Sr.
The 6-foot-1 returning Gatorade Player of the Year has been clocked at 69 mph.Status
: Signed with OregonMississippi — Paige Kilgore | Houston | P | Sr.
A varsity pitcher since seventh-grade, she has 73 wins and 570 punch outs.Status
: Signed with Southern MississippiMissouri — Kinsey Fielder | Lee's Summit North | MIF | Sr.
Hit .417 and a state-leading and school-record 17 home runs this fall to share Examiner's 2020 Softball Player of the Year honors.Status
: Signed with WashingtonMontana — Grace Hardy | Sentinel (Missoula) | INF | Sr.
A .510 hitter with six home runs in 2019 for the Spartans.Status
: Signed with the University of MontanaNebraska — Jordyn Bahl | Papillion-LaVista | P | Sr.
Went 95-3 in the circle during her four-year Monarchs career, finishing with 54-straight wins and back-to-back fall Class A state championships.Status
: Signed with OklahomaNevada — Paige Sinicki | Coronado (Henderson) | MIF | Sr.
The future Duck was a clutch all-around player batting .452 with five home runs with an OBP above .500 as a sophomore.Status
: Signed with OregonNew Hampshire — Sydney Emerson | Salem | IF | Sr.
Named a first team All-State as a sophomore for the Blue Devils. Status
: UndecidedNew Jersey — Teagan Thrunk | Point Pleasant Boro | SS | Jr.
A smooth shortstop who can hit for power.Status:
Committed to Virginia TechNew Mexico — RyLee Crandall | Artesia | P | Jr.
A MaxPreps Underclass All-American in 2019, she went 22-1 with a 0.61 ERA. She also batted .411 with 13 homers.Status:
Committed to BaylorNew York — Shannon Becker | Mahopac | P/1B | Sr.
The 6-foot pitcher has 740 strikeouts during three years of varsity softball.Status
: Signed with Notre DameNorth Carolina — Mackenzie Redoutey | Franklin | OF | Sr.
As a sophomore the future Tiger had an OBP above .400 with seven home runs for a 24-4 Panthers squad.Status
: Signed with LSUNorth Dakota — Abby Duchscherer | Kindred | IF | Sr.
The 6-foot-1 shortstop also is a force on the basketball court. Status
: Signed with AlabamaOhio — Jane Kronenberger | Ursuline Academy (Cincinnati) | IF | Sr.
A .639 batting average in 2019 with 17 stolen bases.Status
: Signed with Notre DameOklahoma — Alexx Waitman | Crossings Christian (Oklahoma City) | UT | Sr.
The Norman-bound utility hit over .600 as a junior for the Knights.Status
: Signed with OklahomaOregon — Taylor Ebbs | McNary (Keizer) | OF | Sr.
A career .602 batting average in 161 at-bats for the Celtics. Status
: Signed with KentuckyPennsylvania — Brianna Peck | Spring-Ford (Royersford) | P | Sr.
The 2019 Gatorade Player of the Year led the Rams to the state semifinals as a sophomore.Status
: Signed with Virginia TechRhode Island — Haley Venturini | Scituate (North Scituate) | P | Sr.
A 2019 Providence All-State Player of the Year nominee after she finished with a 13-1 record in the circle.Status:
Signed to HofstraSouth Carolina — Alyssa Poston | Hartsville | P | Jr.
A 20-0 record as a freshman with 171 strikeouts.Status
: Committed to Mars Hill UniversityTennessee — Aubrey Barnhart | Goodpasture Christian (Madison) | C/3B | Sr.
The returning state Gatorade Player of the Year was off to an incredible start in 2020 batting .600 in seven games before the season was canceled.Status
: Signed with AlabamaTexas — Turiya Coleman | King (Houston) | C/SS | Sr.
Ranked the third-best catcher in the Class of 2021, according to Extra Innings Softball.
Status: Signed with OklahomaUtah — Attlyn Johnston | Tooele | P | Sr.
The Deseret News 4A MVP as sophomore, Johnston led her team to a state title. Status
: Signed to Dixie StateVermont — Delaney Rankin | St. Johnsbury Academy | P | Sr.
A 2019 Second Team All Division 1 Metro selection as a sophomore.Status
: Undecided Virginia — Emerson Aiken | Glen Allen | P | Sr.
The 5-foot-9 pitcher is the reigning state Gatorade Player of the Year after striking out 304 in 104 innings as a sophomore.
Status: Signed with MichiganWashington — River Mahler | Monroe | SS | Jr.
A leadoff hitter with great speed hit .569 with four triples as a freshman. Status
: Committed to Stanford West Virginia — Isabella Savilla | Nitro | P | Sr.
15-5 in the circle in 2019 with seven shutouts and 159 strikeouts. Status
Wisconsin — Brooke Ellestad | Kimberly | IF | Sr.
A standout in three sports, Ellestad transferred to Kimberly after winning a D1 state title with Oshkosh North.Status