Softball Factory alumnus Alyssa Palomino was recently named the 2015 USA Softball Junior Female Athlete of the Year.
Palomino is a 2015 graduate from Mission Viejo High School in Lake Forest, CA where she was a four-year letter winner at Mission Viejo as well as a two-time All-American, and a three-time First-Team All-League selection. With Softball Factory, Palomino attended an Under Armour Softball Factory National Tryout in Fresno, CA back in November, 2014 and showed promise offensively as a lefty power-hitter and in the outfield she demonstrated advanced athletic abilities, covering the field with ease.
Palomino established herself internationally as a feared slugger during her first year in the National Team Program. The University of Arizona freshman saw action in every game for the Junior Eagles and played a vital role in the Gold Medal finish for Team USA at the World Baseball Softball Confederation Junior Women’s World Championship. She shattered several records en route to a Gold Medal and led the tournament with five home runs, 27 RBI and a 1.333 slugging percentage.
“It is such an honor to be named the USA Softball Junior Female Athlete of the Year,” said Palomino. “The summer this team had was incredible and it was the best experience of my life! I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity that was given to me.”
Palomino ended the 2015 season with a .396 (19-for-48) average, 28 RBI, 18 runs scored and a .483 on-base percentage.
We congratulate Palomino and wish her success this season!