Each softball team currently ranked in the NCAA’s Top Five rankings (for the week of March 21st) has at least one Softball Factory alum on their roster, nine total overall. Here is how each of these student athletes have contributed to their teams’ successful seasons:
# 1. Washington Huskies (29-1)
Morganne Flores (C, Jr.) – Flores, who took part in an Under Armour Softball Factory National Tryout in Fresno, Calif. in November of 2014, has unfortunately had to miss the 2018 Huskies season due to injury. However, in her previous years with the team, she has done more than enough to demonstrate she knows how to make an impact. In 2017, she was the starting catcher in all 64 games and finished the season with 13 home runs, 15 doubles and 34 runs on 64 hits. The Cypress, Calif. native led the team and conference in runs batted in (74), third-most in program history. She also boasted the most multi-RBI games on the 2017 Huskies roster with a whopping total of 20.
# 2. Tennessee Lady Volunteers (30-1)
Meghan Gregg (IF, Sr.) – Gregg has certainly made the most of her time with the Lady Volunteers. In the 2017 Lady Vols season, the Kinesiology major broke the Tennessee single-season RBI record of 77 after driving in 79 runs on the year. Now in her final year with the team, she has showed no signs of slowing down. She currently owns the second-highest batting average (.473) on the team and is fourth-best in the Southeastern Conference. The Williamson, Ga. native holds the top spot in the SEC for RBIs (49), total bases (87) and most walks drawn (24). She comes in second for most home runs (11) in the SEC and comes in third for total hits (44). Gregg attended our Under Armour Softball Factory National Tryout in Douglasville, GA in April of 2013.
# 3. Oklahoma Sooners (24-2)
Jocelyn Alo (UT, Fr.) – Alo has wasted no time making a good first impression in her freshman year with the Sooners. She leads the Big 12 Conference in home runs (12) and slugging percentage (1.000) and her on base percentage of .567 is second-best in the conference. In the Big 12 she places second for drawing the most walks (18) and for total bases (77). The Hauula, Hawaii native places fourth in the conference for RBIs (30), runs scored (27) and batting average (.468). She is tied for fifth in hits (36). Alo participated in our Under Armour Softball Factory National Tryout in November 2016.
Lea Wodach (C, Sr.) – Wodach, who attended our Ryan Lemmon Softball Showcase in 2011, finished the 2017 season ranked seventh in OU history with a career fielding percentage of .989. The Health and Exercise Science major was named to the 2016 and 2017 Academic All-Big 12 First Teams with a 4.0 GPA. The Coto de Caza, Calif. native currently has a season-best five-game hitting streak and is making her final season with the Sooners an impactful one.
# 4. UCLA Bruins (25-2)
Rachel Garcia (P, R-So.) – Garcia, a History major, holds an impressive 11-1 record this season and the best ERA on the 2018 Bruins roster (1.40). She has the fifth-highest number of strikeouts in the Pac-12 Conference (113), and the most on her own team. Garcia, who participated in our Fresno, Calif. Under Armour Softball Factory National Tryout in November of 2014, was named to the 2018 USA Softball National Team World Championship roster in January and will compete at the ’18 World Cup of Softball and ’18 WBSC Women’s World Championship.
# 5. Oregon Ducks (25-5)
Lauren Burke (UT, Fr.) – In her first season as a college student athlete, Burke has been contributing to a very talented Ducks team. She hit her first home run of her college softball career against New Mexico and has driven in three runs so far in 2018. Before coming to the University of Oregon, the Eugene, Ore. native slugged a 1.510 in high school. Burke attended an Under Armour Softball Factory National Tryout in Hemet, Calif. in November of 2016.
Mia Camuso (IF, So.) – Camuso currently has a solid .306 batting average, has batted in 16 runs for her team so far this season and is tied for second on the 2018 Ducks roster for the most doubles (5). The talented infielder leads her team in both chances (179) and putouts (171). When still residing her in her hometown of Stevenson Ranch, Calif., she attended our Under Armour Softball Factory National Tryout in Fresno, Calif. in November of 2014.
Shaye Bowden (UT, Fr.) – Bowden, who attended an Under Armour Softball Factory National Tryout in Hemet, Calif. in November of 2016, has 11 hits and has driven in eight RBIs in her first season as a Duck. She has scored a run for her team 10 times so far this season. The Phoenix, Ariz. native hit a high school career-high .654 as a senior with 53 runs, 84 RBIs, 25 doubles and 17 homers with just one strikeout in 33 games played before joining the 2018 Ducks.
Cherish Burks (OF, Jr.) – Burks holds the top batting average on the 2018 Ducks roster (.500) and is tied for having the second-highest in the Pac-12 Conference. The Manteca, Calif. native batted in a season-high five runs against Bryant University this year and has a career-best 11 RBIs total. She attended one of our Under Armour Softball Factory National Tryout in Fresno, Calif. in November of 2013.