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14U Softball Rankings: Week of February 8

(Youth1 Softball) The 2013 fastpitch season has begun and that means our regular in-season rankings are back. Each and every Friday, we're bringing you the top 25 teams across the country, that continue to make a name for themselves in tournament play. This week, we take a look at the top 25 14U teams, plus five honorable mentions. Agree to disagree? Should your team be amongst the top 25? Submit your latest team information, stats, updates, photos, and videos to eyackulic@youth1.com


14U Division - Top 25
#25 DeMarini Zephyrs - Olathe, Kansas

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Kicking off our new season of fastpitch rankings, are the DeMarini Zephyrs at No.25. Hailing out of Olathe, Kansas, the World Series qualified girls already have a 1st place finish under their belts stemming from a championship win at the Fall Classic (6-1). Managed by Bret Mason, the DeMarini Zephyrs are well on their way to a successful tournament season and sit at 9-2 overall thus far. The 2013 roster includes:

Elise Byers
Hayley McGhee
Marisa Davis
Grace Moore
Halle England
Elissa Rohr
McKinley Jeanneret
Nasadiya Salazar
Samariah Jordan
Sirena Salazar
Morgan Mason
Abby Zuschlag



#24 X-Girls - Gray, Georgia

The X-Girls out of Gray, Georgia are off to a great 2013 season. The girls are currently 10-2 overall in USSSA sanctioned play, have a power rating of 1,234 and are already World Series qualified. The team also picked up a 1st place finish earlier in the fall at the USSSA Fall Opener (5-0), where they produced 40 runs collectively while allowing just 11 runs against them. Looking to lead his team to victory this year is manager Guy Mosteller.


Sierra Berkner
Sydney Lanford
Cierra Brantley
Taylor Long
Bree Comer
Brittany Lowe
Kaylin Curry
Lauren Mosley
Tori Dover
Cheyanne Mosteller
Madison Findlay
Abby Pelt
Miranda Justice
Madison Reese




#23 Team Xplosion - Bellmore, New York

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At No.23 are the girls of Team Xplosion. These New York girls are currently 10-2 overall, are World Series Qualified, and have a power rating of 1120. The team picked up a 1st place finish earlier in the fall at the 6th Annual Halloween Havoc (5-1), and more recently a 2nd place finish at the 6th Annual September Shootout (5-1). Team Xplosion is managed by Ken Burns.


Madelyn Ajello
Megan Harvey
Stephanie Burns
Michelle Marino
Erin Cunningham
Claire Obrien
Mallory Donely
Samantha Simon
Erin Dooney
Marissa Thomas
Shannon Durham




#22 Blue Valley Mountain Lions - Nazareth, Pennsylvania 

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The Blue Valley Mountain Lions currently sit at 9-0 on the season in USSSA play. The Pennsylvania girls have already punched their tickets to the 2013 World Series, and have a power rating of 1238. Managed by Dennis Suranofsky, the Mountain Lions have already picked up a 1st place finish at the USSSA 2012 October Fest (6-0), and a 2nd place finish at the USSSA 2012 Glow in the Park tournament (3-0). The Mountain Lions look for a successful tournament run this season. 

Alyssa Acker
Jenna Scheller
Katie Bisio
Serena Smith
Alexis Kessler
Kay Solderitch
Nicolette Kessler
Sophia Starner
Madison Kymer
Natalie Wieczorek
Breanna McDonald
Andreana Yerger




#21 Dutchess Debs 14U (Marlboro, New York)

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The always powerful Dutchess Debs 14U currently sits at 13-2 overall. With a power rating of 1160, manager Kevin Casey has high hopes for his squad. The Debs picked up a 1st place finish at the Xtreme Benefit Tournament (5-0) earlier in the fall, and most recently a 2nd place finish at Cupids Classic I (3-1) last weekend. During their performance, the team executed well on both spectrums, producing 37 runs collectively and allowing just five runs against them.


Alexis Lemere
Karly Giancola
Allison Marcano
Danielle Kauffman
Allison Swartz
Cassandra LaPointe
Ashly Costello
Lauren Pinkham
Casey Michaela
Rachel Vecchiarelli
Shayla Costello
Melissa Sadler
Taylor Felicello




#20 Jacksonville Storm 98 - Jacksonville, Florida

Another always powerful organization, Jacksonville Storm 98 enters our countdown at No.20. The 14-2 squad which includes being 6-0 vs. 16U teams and 2-2 vs. 18U teams, has a power rating of 1210 and picked up two 1st place finishes earlier this season at the Extreme Boarder War (5-1), and at the Children’s Healthcare Classic (6-0). Manager Derald Sweatt is looking towards a bright season.


Baily Bellamy
Madelyn Irwin
Taylor Bradshaw
Kallie Jones
Reedy Davenport
Brittany Lewis
Tracey Ferguson
Courtney Mikell
Jordenne Gaton
Anna Schutzler
Kinsey Glasgow
Kelsey Sweatt
Sarah Green



#19 Lady Wolverines - Clawson - Cumming, Georgia

lady wolverines clawson 14uHailing out of Cumming, Georgia, the Lady Wolverines-Clawson are already World Series qualified, and sit at 14-3 overall. Managed by Daniel Sherlock, the Wolverines picked up a championship win at the 7GG Thanksgiving Thunder (7-1) earlier in the fall, and look to pick up more championship finishes this season.


Kelly Carpenter
Taylor Lution
Maddie Clawson
Daniela Matejkova
Katie Davis
Bella Reformado
Shelby Dean
Issabell Sekelick
Emily Fedrigon
Zoe Sherlock
Rachel Fletcher
Abigail Wilson
Amy Kilmer




#18 Dolphins of Lee's Summit - Lees Summit, Missouri

dolphinsThe girls of Dolphins of Lee’s Summit are no stranger to our rankings, as the Dolphins currently sit at 16-9-4, with a 1,174 power rating. The World Series qualified team finished 1st at the Fall Fiasco (5-1), and 2nd at the Fall Shootout (5-1-1). The girls collectively produced 72 runs between both tournaments. 

Ashlynn Brice
Olivia Krehbiel
Miranda Chaffin
Mackenzie McTee
Ashlyn Cook
Lindsey Milligan
Derrian Ford
Lauren Redwine
Rian Johnson
Julia Reece





#17 Eastern Iowa Barracudus - Muscatine, Iowa

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Another organization that needs no introduction is the Eastern Iowa Barracudas 98 squad, out of Muscatine, Iowa. This World Series qualified team is 17-6 overall which includes being 4-4 vs. 18U teams and 6-1 vs. 16U teams. Manager Bryan Butler looks to lead his team to a successful season, as the team looks to use momentum gained from a 1st place victory at the FPOS Nationals (7-0) earlier in the fall, where they went on to defeat Team Iowa Force (8-0) in championship play. 

Lea Brunssen
Lexi Lizano
Jessi Butler
Jessica Puk
Amber Fiser
Abby Rusch
Erika Hammond
Anna Stenberg
Bryn Hanrahan
Kenady Waugh
Cheyenne Hansen
Mikayla Weber
Marli Jones
Allison Wroblewski
Amber Kral





#16 NWA Knockouts 14U - Bentonville, Arkansas

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The NWA Knockouts 14U squad sits at 18-4 overall with a 1,131 power rating. After two 1st place finishes earlier in the season at the Fall Frenzy (5-0), and at Monster Mash (7-1), manager Jason Wildeman will look towards the same success this spring and summer. 

Sydni Beck
Madelyn Massanelli
Mika Bolton
Anita Pattyson
Britney Dean
Hanna Schmit
Taylor Frazier
Brandy Wallace
Lindsay Glynn
Payton Wildeman
Mackenzie Hardison




#15 Diamond State Swoop 14U Green - Laurel, Delaware

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Diamond State Swoop 14U Green currently sits at 14-1 overall and is already World Series Qualified, with two 1st place finishes under their belts. Those victories came at both Fear the Fastpitch (6-0), and at Save 2nd Base for Breast Cancer (6-0). Looking to lead Swoop to victory, is manager Dana James. 


Kalie Adkins
Hannah Layton
Chase Browning
Hayley McCabe
Emily Calloway
Madison McGee
Alyssa Collins
Sami Mumford
Taylor Collins
Mariah Rogers
Kristin Fox
Olivia Ruperti
Sarah James
Morgan Willaughby




#14 Gold Coast Hurricanes 14U Rod - Plantation, Florida

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At No.14 are the girls of Gold Coast Hurricanes 14U-Rod, out of Plantation, Florida. At 15-4 overall, the Hurricanes look towards the new season with a 1st place win under their belts from victory at the November Knockout (5-0), where the team produced 30 runs collectively while allowing just six runs against them. Most recently, the team finished 3rd at the 2012 Snowball Classic (4-3) back in December. The Hurricanes are led by manager Jorge Rodriguez. 


Malerie Busha
Kiauha Martin
Cameryn Chang
Maya Rodriguez
Natalie Costero
Jolie Rubinchik
Lindsay Gehring
Briana Santiago
Alexus Gonzalez
Hannah Sipos
Anhie Jumper
Lauren Stansell
Brooke Langston
Celine Vaca



#13 Nebraska Fury - Glatter - Omaha, Nebraska

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Nebraska Fury-Glatter is 12-0 thus far, picked up their World Series bid with three 1st place finishes earlier this fall, and has a power rating of 1122. The team, managed by Dan Alm, picked up those championship wins at the Husker Tailgate Invite (3-0), Remember the Heroes (3-0), and at The Fall Freeze Out (6-0). The team produced 133 runs collectively between all three tournaments, and allowed just 19 runs against combined. 

Adria Allen
Taylor Hall
Samantha Alm
Payton Huscroft
Courtney Brandon
Hannah McCarville
Breanna Eastridge
Madison Otte
Olivia Ferrell
Raquell Penke
Peyton Glatter
Lauren Wobken




#12 Carolina Diamond Divas - Princeton, North Carolina

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The Carolina Diamond Divas are 21-9 overall, have a 1080 power rating, and already have two 1st place finishes under their belts coming from School Day Blues (5-0), and Halloween Bash-Trunk or Treat (6-1). The Divas are managed by Bruce Edwards. 

Haley Bunting
Madison Pyle
Kortney Edwards
Lea Stewart
Kara Goff
Bailee Summerlin
Kayla Moore
Brooke Thigpen
Alanna Price




#11 Firecrackers AZ 14U - Litchfield Park, Arizona

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At 12-1-1 overall, the Firecrackers AZ 14U squad has a power rating of 1,149 and is 4-1 vs. 16U teams. The team also picked up two 1st place finishes earlier in the season, at both Ready to Rumble (6-0), and at The Rip-It College Exposure tournament (6-1-1), playing up a division, where the team would ultimately go on to defeat the always strong AZ HOTSHOTS-UNDERWOOD (4-1) in the championship. 

Katelyn Acton
Bailey Klitzke
Arianna Antone
Hanna Krosky
Lauren Besse
Isabella Loomis
Sydney Broderick
Leah Molina
Hailey Busby
Kodi Ramirez
Sabrina Elemen
Kayla Wibel
Kara Golden
Briana Wilbur




#10 I-CLUB Rebels - Des Moines, Iowa

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The I-CLUB Rebels out of Des Moines, Iowa sit at 19-7 overall with a 1,271 power rating. The World Series qualified team, managed by Greg Dickel, picked up a 1st place finish earlier in the fall at the 5th Annual Fall Shootout (6-0), and look for the same success this season.

Kari Adams
McKaylee Palmer
Emily Alexander
Kaitlyn Redman
Christina Lincoln
Kaitlyn Schad
Emma Olenjkinicazk
Emma Schnell
Elison Ollinger




#09 Cal. Crossfire - Lafayette, California

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Cal. Crossfire is yet another strong organization with a lot of momentum heading into the spring and summer. The Lafayette, California based squad is an impressive 16-1 overall with a 1,073 power rating. Managed by Bill Mouat, Cal. Crossfire already picked up two 1st place finishes at both the 14/15U Aussie Sparks Pool Play Challenge (5-0), and at the 14/15U Monster Bash Classic (6-0). 

Isabello Catalano
Katie Pagaduan
Derby Gill
Hannah Rosenfeld
Frankie Hammoude
Mariah Schuchart
Julia Hughes
Molly Seibel
Naomi Lopez
Meuy Tang
Brittney Martinez
Gabriella Zagone
Aliza Newman




#08 LI Crush 99 - Deer Park, New York

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LI Crush 99 always brings the heat when they play, and continue to make a name for themselves in competitive play as the team is already World Series qualified. LI Crush 99 has three 1st place finishes under their belts, including their most recent victory at Cupids Classic I (4-0) last weekend, ultimately defeating the Dutchess Debs 14U (3-2) in championship play. Manager Terry Ulmer looks to lead the team towards another successful season. 


Amanda Arena
Alyssa Leo
Emily Bartoletta
Sarah McKeveny
Danielle Blaustein
Alexandra Parkas
Caitlyn Burgbacher
Angela Rizzo
Maya Chin Quee
Nahtica Shepherd
Sophie Dandola
Kristen Ulmer
Alyssa Farina



#07 AZ Wildfire Blue - Mesa, Arizona 

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AZ Wildfire Blue sits at an impressive 23-13-1 overall, has a power rating of 1,196, and is 3-0 vs. 16U teams. Manager Matt Wiley looks to lead his teams towards a successful spring and summer season, as the team already picked up a 1st place finish at Miss October (6-1) earlier in the fall. 


Gabrielle Baker
Lindsay McConnell
Kaitlynn Carter
Margaret Mercer
Brittany Hertneky
Elena Palacios
Brooke Hills
Alanna Vela
Alyssa Honneywell
Jennifer Vickman
Emily Ingles
Greer West



#06 Next Level Academy - Jacksonville, Florida

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 The girls of Next Level Academy currently sit at 20-8 on the season. The team has a power rating of 1,247, and manager Lisa Williams has already lead the team to 1st place finishes at the RiverCity ROUND-UP (5-1), and at the Duval BRAWL 6 Games (8-2). Most recently, the team took home a 2nd place finish at the N Florida State Championships (4-2). 

Meagan Allen
Hannah Janz
Taylor Allen
Rebecca Marks
Caitlyn Berry
Addyson Mauldin
Gionna Brunelle
Tiffany Steczo
Rachel Duckworth
Kristen Sterling
Emma Gipson
Breanne Swansen
Cameryn Herrera
Kasey Williams




#05 Southern Slammers - Goldsboro, North Carolina

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The Southern Slammers out of Goldsboro, North Carolina currently sit at an impressive 20-4 on the season, which includes being 4-1 vs. 18U teams, and 2-0 vs. 16U teams. Manager Brent Marriner has already led his team to four 1st place finishes including victories at Summer’s End (3-0), Fall Smackdown (3-0), and at the Fall Blast (5-0). The team boasts a 1,239 power rating and looks towards continued success this season. 




#04 Scottsdale Impact - Scottsdale, Arizona

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Scottsdale Impact comes in at No.4 after picking up a 1st place finish at Super Bowl Saturday last weekend. The team went 5-0 in tournament play, produced 41 runs collectively, and allowed just four runs against them. The team would ultimately go on to defeat LEGIT 10-0 in the finals. Impact is 22-4-2 overall thus far, and is led by manager Michael Stephenson.


Alyssa Alan
Sarah Hawkins
Jessica Allen
Lydia Hermida
Macy Bellamak
Kelsey Melton
Madison Bradford
Jillian Navarro
Skyler Cardoza
Briana Romero
Tia Craig
Lainey Stephenson
Tyra Craig
Chanel Wooden




#03 The Carolina LookOuts 98 - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

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The Carolina LookOuts 98 squad out of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina is well on their way to a successful season. The team has a power rating of 1,130 and sits at 27-10 overall. The team’s record includes being 6-3 vs. 18U teams, and 5-1 vs. 16U teams. The team also has already collected two 1st place finishes thus far, including wins at School Day Blues (3-1), and at the Halloween Bash (Trunk or Treat) (6-1). The Carolina LookOuts is managed by Michael Hearp. 



#02 Topeka Zone - Topeka, Kansas

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Coming in at No.2 are the girls of Topeka Zone, out of Topeka, Kansas. With a 1,289 power rating, the 24-5 squad already has a 1st place finish under their belts with a championship win at the Fall Classic (6-1). During their victory, the team produced 56 runs collectively.  Topeka Zone is managed by Dan Lafferty.

Hannah Bush
Payton Reynolds
Payton Gillen
Courtney Sanders
Allison Kearney
Lincoln Schwisow
Masey Lafferty
Cori Thompson
Chelsea Miller




#01 Ashburn Shooting Stars Gold - Ashburn, Virginia

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Earning the top spot this week at No.1 are the girls of the Ashburn Shooting Stars Gold, who are 23-3 on the season thus far. With a 1,119 power rating and a bid to the 2013 World Series secured, there certainly is no stopping this powerhouse of a squad. The team, managed by Rick McCarty, finished at an impressive 103-24-3 last season, and is currently the reigning 2012 USSSA Eastern World Series Champions in the 12U division. Now having moved up to 14U ball, the Shooting Stars have high expectations for this season. 

Alexis Ballve
Mackenzie Meyer
Samantha Carver
Amanda Nee
Kayla Castro
Olivia Overton
Mackenzie Fisher
Kailey Shannon
Allison Kreyer
Michelle Sullivan
Grace Mattimore
Keira Womack
Emily McCarty



Louisiana Pride - Powered by Mizuno - Lafayette, Louisiana

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Louisiana Pride-Powered by Mizuno currently has an impressive USFA point total of 985 under their belts. The team picked up a 1st place finish back in November at the 3rd Annual Louisiana Pride Turkey Cup (4-0), and most recently finished 2nd at the USFA Winter World Series. The team currently sits at the top spot in USFA point totals for the 14U age group. 

Whitney Romero
Dorrie Cormier
Paige Diamond
Madison Jacques
Olivia Gabor
Kylie Hebert
Kylia Benoit
Katie Benoit
Haley Campbell
Cydney Akers
Hannah Smith
Saygan Broussard



Houston Havoc - Houston, Texas

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The girls of Houston Havoc currently have a USFA Point Total of 730, and wrapped up the fall with three 1st place tournament wins. The team’s victories include taking home the 1st place hardware at the USFA Fall Championship (Humble, Texas), back in November after battling back from the losers bracket to defeat the Firecrackers twice. Houston Havoc is led by coaches Tom Trammell, Chris Coerver, and David Brinley.


Sarah Joy Smith
Kara Kennedy
Rosie Arrichega
Caroline Hughes
Lauren Coerver
Taylor Buchannan
Esther Graves
Kylie Redding
Kallie Brinley
Coretz Sims
Blake Lanford
Julia Pena




KaboomBA 99 - Las Vegas, Nevada

KaboomBA 99 out of Las Vegas, Nevada is 5-0-1 overall and already World Series qualified after a 1st place finish at the 7th Annual Tourney by the Sea. The team produced 37 runs collectively while averaging 6.16 runs per game, and allowed just 13 runs against. Led by manager Jennifer Snelling, the team ultimately defeated Combat Panthers Fastpitch (7-5) for the 1st place victory. 

Makenzie Ball
McKenzie Ryan
Skyler Ball
Allyson Snelling
Megan Causey
Taylor Thomas
Hailey Foster
Samantha Wade
Richmond Garcia
Makall Whetten
Sophia McCann
Dru White
Bailey Pepper




GA Titans 99 - Marietta, Georgia

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The GA Titans out of Marietta, Georgia currently sit at 9-4 overall with a power rating of 1,234. Led by manager Kurt Stone, the team had strong outings at both the Titans Fall Brawl (3-2), and at the Children’s Healthcare Classic (6-2), showing the power that they have. 


Bailey Alter
Hannah Langford
Ashley Asbury
Giuliana LaRosa
Patricia Awald
Kimmy McKernie
Nicole Decuircio
Kelly Ruda
Amaiya Green
Madison Stone
Morgan Green



Carolina Diamond Divas - Princeton, North Carolina

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We’re tipping our hats to the Carolina Diamonds out of Greenville, North Carolina, who are currently 8-0 after two 1st place finishes at both the Queen of the Hill (4-0), and at the November Classic (4-0). Between both tournaments, the team collectively produced an impressive 76 runs collectively. The Carolina Diamonds is managed by Charlie Rose. 








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