Every year the Minneapolis Tryout turns out a good group of players from the upper Midwest and this year was no execption. The level of talent in this area just keeps growing and growing. We have to thank Joe Kanz from the Midwest Speed, Sam Mackin and Tori Finuncane, former University of Minnesota players for all their help with this tryout. It was really great having them all there.
Some players we have to mention are Clare Ceynowa (2020 C/3B) an excellent player with a big arm and solid skills. Emma Raye (2023 C/3B) gave a real eye-opening performance and was a ball on energy. She is destined for big things if she just continues to work. Kaitlyn Young (2020 P) hit 64 MPH and had excellent command of her pitches. It will be great to get her in front of college coaches this summer. Julia Gronholz (2020 3B/UT) had a very good day. She is solid defender and hitter whose game will translate well to the next level.
Just to touch on the new recruiting rules. It is important to know that just because you won’t “get recruited” until your junior year in high school, doesn’t mean you won’t be seen and evaluated. It’s a different concept compared to the old model, but it will be very important for young players to be out there, playing their game, getting better, and having fun.
As with all our Tryouts, we want to remind both parents and players that the recruiting process is a journey that unfolds differently for every player. Be patient and let the process work and a good decision will ultimately be made. If you weren't selected, don't be discouraged, we would like to see how you progress and improve. Please email your travel ball schedule to firstname.lastname@example.org
The following players have been selected to attend either the Colorado Jamboree (June 24th or June 25th) or the Chicago Jamboree (July 11th). Please email us your preferance to email@example.com
- Shreya Ashok
- Clare Ceynowa
- Lexi Chanse
- Julia Gronholz
- Annika Joahnson
- McKinley Malecha
- Emma Raye
- Kaytlynne Schulte
- Anna Taylor
- Kaitlyn Young
Please remember that the ODM numbers, while growing increasingly important, are only a snapshot of a player’s evaluation and potential. They are also just a portion of the Tryout selection process, for more information read Your Tryout & ODM Numbers. Use these numbers as a tool and work at developing your athleticism, but constantly work on improving and refining your softball skill set – both offensively and defensively.
Email ODM at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the ODM Numbers.
*These numbers are also posted to player profiles
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