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SECFan04

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California and Texas obviously come to mind when it comes to talent and the development of kids. Florida has a lot of good players to come out over the years, as well as kids from Arizona.


Worst might be a bad word, but what states have the longest road to go when it comes to developing softball players.



Mississippi and Louisiana have had decent players but not doesn't seem to manufacture top players on a consistent basis.
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Kinda surprisingly, back when me and a couple other posters were coaching 10u/12u up in the NW in the early 2000's, there was a very good travelball crew that would come down out of Alaska every summer and kick our ass. Can't recall their org name.
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Outside of the main 3 (CA, FL, and TX), I’d argue that GA has some pretty solid talent coming out of HS.
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Well, South Carolina seems to be producing a lot of them.

We’ve had Matty Moss, Cayla Drotar, Abbey Cheek, Sylver Samuel, Christian Stokes, Leslie Jury, Mia Davidson, etc
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I thought the question was which State has the most challenges producing good talent? 
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Well, South Carolina seems to be producing a lot of them.

We’ve had Matty Moss, Cayla Drotar, Abbey Cheek, Sylver Samuel, Christian Stokes, Leslie Jury, Mia Davidson, etc


How you gonna put this list together and exclude Hoover. Shame! 🛎
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I thought the question was which State has the most challenges producing good talent? 


The subject is the only place a question mark is used and it literally says “What states develop/produce the best/worst softball players?”
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Indiana has a great high school (Crown Point HS) that produces a lot of great players. Miranda Elish, Alexis Holloway, and Madi Elish (who will play for Arizona) and Anna Holloway (who will play for Notre Dame).

Oklahoma produces good talent, and Virginia has really good players that all seem to go to James Madison.

Can't forget about Illinois.
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The subject is the only place a question mark is used and it literally says “What states develop/produce the best/worst softball players?”


I stand corrected Counselor. Didn't even read the OP heading. 


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How you gonna put this list together and exclude Hoover. Shame! 🛎


Oh gosh. That was a bad miss!
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Indiana has a great high school (Crown Point HS) that produces a lot of great players. Miranda Elish, Alexis Holloway, and Madi Elish (who will play for Oregon).

Oklahoma produces good talent, and Virginia has really good players that all seem to go to James Madison.

Can't forget about Illinois.


Madi Elish is not going to Oregon
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besides cal and texas, Georgia or florida would be the next two in line. kinda puzzling for me to read many of these comments and not have the state of Georgia mentioned as a state that is talent-rich. 
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Kinda surprisingly, back when me and a couple other posters were coaching 10u/12u up in the NW in the early 2000's, there was a very good travelball crew that would come down out of Alaska every summer and kick our ass. Can't recall their org name.


I remember one called North Star out of Alaska around that time but I don't remember them being that good.
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Madi Elish is not going to Oregon


Yeah I thought she was an Az commit.
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Yeah I thought she was an Az commit.


The younger Elish (Madi) is an AZ commit. They also currently have the Holloway who is a Notre Dame commit.
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Madi Elish is not going to Oregon


Oops my bad, meant Arizona.
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Yeah I thought she was an Az commit.


Madilynn could do what Willis did.
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I think that all states are capable of developing great players, but those with a smaller track record of success are usually those where climate and population play a major factor. Maine? NH? Vermont? Northern Plains states?
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Indiana has a great high school (Crown Point HS) that produces a lot of great players. Miranda Elish, Alexis Holloway, and Madi Elish (who will play for Arizona) and Anna Holloway (who will play for Notre Dame).

LOL... two sets of sisters
3leftturns

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Arizona so lucky to have four years of Casey and Dawn Elish.... just two of the coolest, most humble people you can meet
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Kinda surprisingly, back when me and a couple other posters were coaching 10u/12u up in the NW in the early 2000's, there was a very good travelball crew that would come down out of Alaska every summer and kick our ass. Can't recall their org name.


Back when my dd played 14u travel I coached with a guy who moved to our area from Alaska.  We were hosting a tourney where we had heavy rain the week before and as we're looking at a couple of the fields I was saying there's no way we can get these fields playable by Saturday.  He looks at me and says, this is nothing if you want to play ball at all in Alaska you've got to make fields a lot worse than these playable.

Sure enough, we got them ready and played on them that weekend.  I don't know much about the softball talent in Alaska but the grounds crew talent is as good as it gets. 
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Well, South Carolina seems to be producing a lot of them.

We’ve had Matty Moss, Cayla Drotar, Abbey Cheek, Sylver Samuel, Christian Stokes, Leslie Jury, Mia Davidson, etc


Wrong "Carolina" on Davidson.  She's from the North one.

http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/high-school/article154401029.html
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You are correct. I got her and Emily Heimberger mixed up.
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Indiana has a great high school (Crown Point HS) that produces a lot of great players. Miranda Elish, Alexis Holloway, and Madi Elish (who will play for Arizona) and Anna Holloway (who will play for Notre Dame).



So...two families? [smile]
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Madilynn could do what Willis did.



Elish is not even on Flo's initial 2022 hot 100.  And what did Willis do?
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Elish is not even on Flo's initial 2021 hot 100.  And what did Willis do?
EarlyGrayce

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Just one So Cal HS....not a bad 5.


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St. Thomas Aquinas, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Meghan King
Claire Sua
Gwen Svekis
Boo Gillette
Charisse Mariconda
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Grove South HS -- Downers Grove, IL

Mission Viejo HS -- Mission Viejo, CA

Mater Dei HS -- Santa Ana, CA

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St. Thomas Aquinas, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Meghan King
Claire Sua
Gwen Svekis
Boo Gillette
Charisse Mariconda


Where did DiSalvatore play?
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