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Legacy & Legends Softball 2024 Player Rankings: Jayden Heavener Ranked as the #1 Overall Prospect

Updated: Mar 2

Players 1 - 200

Jayden Heavener, Virginia Unity - Johnson/Ross


Today we announce the Legacy & Legends Softball Top 200 Players for the 2024 Class for the 2022 calendar year. We congratulate all nominees and those selected as the nationally elite and "best of the best" on their outstanding achievements. Unfortunately, we couldn't add everyone to our list that was nominated or referred for ranking. We hope those will use this as motivation to continue trying and come back next year and join this group.


According to several reports and articles, over 75,000 per year group play competitive softball. To simply be nominated is an honor in itself. To have laudatory and praiseworthy information available for review indicates a high level of value placed upon you by those who care. Again, congratulations to all who were honored as the Top 200 for the 2024 Class for the 2022 calendar year.


Please visit the link at the bottom of the page to visit our 2024 rankings in excel.


The Top 5 of the 2024 Class followed by the entire list of our nation's finest softball players.


1. Jayden Heavener; Pitcher (Left); Virginia Unity - Johnson/Ross

"Jayden is a rare gem that combines a dynamic fastball at 67 mph and a dominant rise and drop curve keeping hitters guessing and creating a ton of swing and misses. At the plate, Jayden has tremendous power and is a threat to leave the yard at all times."

--- Co Head Coach Jay Ross, Virginia Unity - Johnson/Ross



2. Ella McDowell; Middle Infield; Impact Gold - Jazz 16U

"From an opposing coach observation, McDowell is the complete package with no weakness in her game. She is a rare, true 5 tool talent and one of the most exciting players to watch in the game."

-- Co Head Coach Dillan Bailey, Georgia Thunderbolts - Bailey 2024



2. Morgan Reimer; Pitcher (Right); Georgia Impact - Sampson 06

"It was the first game of PGF last year when I realized how special Morgan was as a pitcher. She took control of the game from the first pitch to the last. Word traveled fast, I had college coaches asking “Brett, where did you find this secret weapon?” More importantly it was amazing how fast a 14 year old girl from another country fit in with the coaching staff and teammates! Morgan is a team player, she always wants her fellow teammates to thrive as well! Her work ethic is awesome. She knows that is what it is going to take to be great at the college level. I feel that she has the talent and mental strength to be one of the best pitchers in the nation."

-- Head Coach Brett Sampson, Georgia Impact - Sampson 06



4. Esther White; Middle Infield; Virginia Unity - Johnson/Ross

"She has tremendous range as a middle infielder with a quick release on her throws. Offensively, Essie will always be at the top in team homeruns, high batting average and stolen bases. She has tremendous footspeed and will beat defenses not only with the long ball but she plays the short game as well as anyone from the left side of the box."

--- Co Head Coach Jay Ross, Virginia Unity - Johnson/Ross



5. Kaylie Avvisato; Middle Infield; Virginia Glory - Willemssen 18U

"Kaylie is an elite mover that immediately captures your eye. Whether its on the field or at the plate, her athleticism just radiates. In addition to being a Power 5 softball prospect, she could also play D1 basketball. Most importantly her character and team first attitude matches her playing ability. She is joy in action."

-- Head Coach Suzy Willemssen, Virginia Glory 18U - Willemssen



5. Sydni Burko; Third Base; Beverly Bandits Premier 16U (Krause)

"Sydni is definitely a top 5 player in the 2024 class. She packs power and is a consistent gap hitter who drives in runs. In the field, she is as smooth and fundamentally as they come. We can count on her to make all the plays. Sydni is a player that thrives under pressure. The bigger the game, the better she plays."

Assistant Coach Brian Hanik, Beverly Bandits Premier 16U - Krause



5. Destiny Harris; Outfield; Virginia Unity - Johnson/Ross

"Destiny has sprinter speed and competes on her high school track team and has been known to hit monster homeruns exceeding 280 feet. Not only is she a threat to hit a homerun every time she steps to the plate but its difficult for defenses to hold her to just a single on a base hit."

Co Head Coach Jay Ross, Virginia Unity - Johnson/Ross



5. Addisen Fisher; Pitcher (Right); NW Bullets - 18U Gold Campos

"Addisen has one of the most purest pitching motions we have ever seen; multiple Power 5 colleges say the same. Her pitching motion is fluid and so effortless. It makes it so fun to watch. She pitched against many of the top teams and players in the nation at the 18U level all while just 14 years old. Just about every Top 25 D1 softball program is very interested in her."

-- Assistant/Pitching Coach Mariah Dawson, NW Bullets 18U Campos



5. Emma Kavanagh; Catcher; Illinois Chill Gold 18U

"Emma is a strong catcher, with a great arm and presence behind the plate. Emma is an amazing hitter with a lot of power. She is being followed by many P5 colleges and she will be committed for sure shortly after Sept 1st. Best 2024 catcher in the nation."

-- Mike Brown, Chief of Evaluations, Legacy & Legends Softball

 

The Rest of the Best for the 2024 Grad Class


10. Cameryn Harrison; Pitcher (Right); Impact Gold - Jazz 16U

10. Lilly Parrish; Pitcher (Right); Virginia Unity - Johnson/Ross

10. Jayden Jones; Middle Infield; Tennessee Mojo 2023 - Danley

10. Townsen Thomas; Outfield; Blaze United 18U

10. Arlette Caravaca; Outfield; Jacksonville Storm National - Harris 16U

15. Audrey Lowry; Pitcher (Left); Beverly Bandits Premier 16U (Conroy)

15. Sa'Mya Jones; Middle Infield; Hotshots National - Jones 16U

15. Jasmine "Jazzy" Francik; Pitcher (Right); Florida Storm National Shepherd 18U

15. Bailey Lindemuth; Pitcher (Right); Hotshots Premier 16U HTX

15. Layna Gerhard; Pitcher (Right); Jersey Intensity 16U National BOD

20. Aubrey Wurst; Pitcher (Right); Tampa Mustangs - Seymour

20. Shelby McKenzie; Pitcher (Right); Birmingham Thunderbolts - Burns2024

20. Tia Titi; Catcher; Birmingham Thunderbolts - Burns2024

20. Francesca Vrazel; Middle Infield; Virginia Unity - Johnson/Ross

20. Audrey Vandagriff; Outfield; Georgia Impact - Sampson 06

25. Brianne "Bree" Weiss; Pitcher (Left); BSC Bengals Briggs 16U

25. Erin Nuwer; Pitcher (Right); Georgia Impact Premier - Caymol

25. Ella Trout; Pitcher (Right); Impact Gold - Jazz 16U

25. Gracie Maloney; Pitcher (Right); Turnin2 National Maloney 2024

25. Karley Shelton; Middle Infield; LLG DPS - Corn

29. Sam Minish; Outfield; Mojo 2023 - Lunsford

30. Gabi Comia; Middle Infield; Beverly Bandits Premier 16U (Conroy)

30. Ramsey Walker; Outfield; Virginia Unity - Johnson/Ross

30. Lily Miller; Pitcher (Right); Georgia Thunderbolts - Bailey 2024

30. Alyssa Willer; Pitcher (Right); Georgia Impact - Sampson 06

33. Laney Jennings; Catcher; Virginia Unity - Johnson/Ross

33. Haylee Whittemore; Catcher; Atlanta Vipers - Neleman 16U

34. Addie Delong; Third Base; Beverly Bandits Premier 16U (Conroy)

35. Kamryn Radley; Third Base; Virginia Unity - Johnson/Ross

36. Abigail Britton; Pitcher (Right); Virginia Glory - Willemssen 18U

37. Danika Frazier; Pitcher (Right); Beverly Bandits Premier 16U (Krause)

38. Taylor Troutman; Outfield; Top Gun National

38. Allie Blum; Middle Infield; Beverly Bandits Premier 16U (Krause)

39. Sydney Young; Third Base; Virginia Unity - Johnson/Ross

40. Saviya Morgan; Outfield; Birmingham Thunderbolts - Kaplan

40. Belle Mancillas; Pitcher (Right); Intensity National KOD - Bodell

40. Rebecca Toporoff; Catcher; SoCal A's - Marinakis/Jaquish National 2023

40. Hannah Cole; Pitcher (Right); Atlanta Vipers 16U Gold - Harris

42. Brookelyn Livanec; Pitcher (Right); TX Dirt Divas 16U National

43. Amy Crosby; Middle Infield; Jacksonville Storm National - Harris 16U

43. Abbey Lane; Pitcher (Right); EC Bullets - Cornett

44. Bryten Burns; Middle Infield; TX Glory Naudin 16U

45. Mikaila Gilliland; Middle Infield; Lady Dukes National 16U - Betsa/Hebert/Lamar

45. Jacklyn Morra; Middle Infield; Lady Dukes - Torres (Gold)

45. Jenna Madison; Middle Infield; Birmingham Thunderbolts - Kaplan

47. Ana Caraballo; Pitcher (Right); Georgia Thunderbolts - Bailey 2024

48. Hannah Cornetto; Third Base; Atlanta Vipers - Neleman 16U

49. Jordyn Stuessy; Pitcher (Right); Hotshots Premier 16U HTX

50. Bella DeJulio; Pitcher (Right); Jacksonville Storm National - Harris 16U

50. Emily Siurek; Pitcher (Right); Beverly Bandits Premier 16U (Krause)

50. Claire Clements; First Base; Atlanta Premier Gold 06 - Sweat

50. Bella Ruggiero; Catcher; Tampa Mustangs - Seymour

50. Jordan Williams; Outfield; Atlanta Vipers 16U Gold - Harris

50. Ellie Partrick; Pitcher (Right); Birmingham Thunderbolts - Kaplan

55. Alaina "Lani" Wyrick; Middle Infield; Lady Dukes Gold Lamar/Fanelli

55. Bella Foran; Outfield; Birmingham Thunderbolts - Kaplan

56. Jalyn Sharkey; Catcher; Rock Gold - Manetta

57. Jasmine Reyes; Pitcher (Right); BSC Bengals Briggs 16U

58. Madison Pickens; Catcher; Georgia Impact - Sampson 06

58. Mackenzie Pickens; Utility; Georgia Impact - Sampson 06

60. Taylor Daniel; Pitcher (Right); Mojo 2024 - Bridger

60. Dailynn Motes; Catcher; Birmingham Bolts - Kaplan

60. Natalie Kerr; Pitcher (Right); Vexus Select - Darby

60. Yessenia Lopez; Pitcher (Right); Florida Gold - Lopez 16U

60. Hannah Aaron; Pitcher (Right); Impact Gold - DFW 24/25

64. Naomi Meyer; Utility; Georgia Thunderbolts - Bailey 2024

64. Jolie Hayes; Pitcher (Left); TN Mojo 2024 Hughes

64. Mia Brown; First Base; Birmingham Thunderbolts - Kaplan

65. Kelsi Brown; Pitcher (Right); Lady Dukes - 16U - Betsa/Hebert/Lamar

65. Maddie Veal; Pitcher (Right); Atlanta Vipers 16U Gold - Harris

66. Sara Scozzari; Middle Infield; Lady Dukes - Torres (Gold)

66. Savanna McHale, Pitcher, Lady Dukes - Torres (Gold)

67. Brooklyn Day; Pitcher (Right); Sudden Impact - Tinklepaugh 16U

68. Jessica Chan; Middle Infield; Atlanta Vipers - Neleman 16U

69. Madison Greene; Pitcher (Right); EC Bullets - Cornett

70. Taylor Polach; Outfield; Lookouts 05 Premier

70. Abi Bunt; Catcher; Birmingham Thunderbolts - Kaplan

71. Madisyn Parker; Pitcher (Right); St. Louis Chaos 16U - Beatty

72. Ava Fisher; Pitcher (Right); Lady Dukes - Torres (Gold)

72. Hannah Hearl; Pitcher (Right); Virginia OC Elite - Fincham 16U

72. Raegan Wall; Outfield; Birmingham Thunderbolts - Kaplan

73. Nora Abromavage; Outfield; EC Bullets - Cornett

74. Alli Gavin; Catche; Beverly Bandits Premier 16U (Krause)

75. Cassadie "Sadie" Armstrong; Pitcher (Right); Stars National 16U National Krupit/Coleman

76. Nevaeh Hayes; Pitcher (Left); Inferno - Nowling 18U

77. Hailey Pyle; Pitcher (Right); Lady Dukes - Torres (Gold)

78. Brianna Bailey; Outfield; Lady Dukes CA - Watson

79. Graci West; Middle Infield; Firecrackers - Holt 06

80. Karleigh "K.G" Walker; Catcher; Fury Platinum X-Brown

81. Olivia Henry; Pitcher (Right); Louisiana Voodoo - Allen

82. Sarah Shurtleff; Pitcher (Right); Wildcats Fastpitch - Weil

83. Madison Burns; Pitcher (Right); PA Chaos - 16U National

84. Kat Meyers; Pitcher (Right); Finesse 16U - Rossford

85. Britt Davis; Utility; Georgia Thunderbolts - Bailey 2024

86. Karson Johnson; Pitcher (Right); Atlanta Premier Gold 06 - Sweat

87. Alexa Muller; Middle Infield; Lady Gators - Jackson 18U

88. Cara Singer; Pitcher (Left); Lady Dukes - Axelson 2024/2025

89. Meghan Gray; Catcher; EC Bullets - Cornett

90. Grace Fanelli; Third Base; Lady Dukes 06 - Fanelli

91. Tamsin Scarrett; Pitcher (Right); Jacksonville Storm National - Harris 16U

92. Bailey Gossett; Outfield; Georgia Thunderbolts - Bailey 2024

93. Lauren Archambault; Middle Infield; EC Bullets - Cornett

94. Hannah Moreno; Middle Infield; Wildcats Berouty/DelCampo

95. Piper Stephens; Outfield; Lady Dukes 06 - Fanelli

96. McKennah Metzger; Pitcher (Right); Ohio Lasers Silver

97. Marjee Williams; Catcher; Firecrackers - Holt 06

98. Abigail Mizelle; Outfield; EC Bullets - Cornett

99. Kyndall Rackley; Catcher; Atlanta Premier Gold 06 - Sweat

100. Morgan Willingham; Outfield; EC Bullets - Stephens

100. Maggie Tucker; Middle Infield; Lady Dukes - Axelson 2024/2025

100. Emma Pesavanto; Third Base; Atlanta Premier Gold 06 - Sweat

100. Ayla Fincham; Outfield; Virginia OC Elite 16U - Fincham

100. Sarah Deplitch; Catcher; CA Grapettes 18 Gold

105. Violet Kottke; Pitcher (Right); Lady Dukes - Axelson 2024/2025

106. Macy Michael; Third Base; Team NC Huss

106. Samantha "Sammie" Borrayo; Pitcher (Right); EC Bullets - Cornett

107. Rylie Gandy; Third Base; Diamond Krewe 18U

108. Avery Greeson; Pitcher (Right) Georgia Thunderbolts - Carver

109. Shea Parker; Third Base; Lady Dukes - Axelson 2024/2025

110. Kaya Booker; Outfield; Firecrackers - Holt 06

111. Jana Want; Pitcher (Right) SoCal Athletics 16U NTT

112. Shea Johnson; Outfield; Chicago Ruthless 16U

113. Lili Smith; First Base; Georgia Impact - Sampson 06

114. Madison Nelson; Middle Infield; Lousiana Voodoo - Allen

115. Abbi Troquille; Middle Infield; Lousiana Voodoo - Allen

116. Angelina Gencarelli; Outfield; Lady Dukes - Torres (Gold)

117. Libby McIntyre; Utility; Firecrackers - Lemley 16U

118. Kiersten Fincannon; Pitcher (Right); Texas Fusion Gold 16U

119. Alyssa Baxter; Pitcher (Right); Impact Gold - DFW 24/25

120. Camrynn Guthrie; Catcher; glory Adkins Gold 16U

121. Chloe Stone; Pitcher (Right); PA Chaos - Gano 18U

122. Maalia Cherry; First Base; CA Grapettes 06 - Moose

123. AG Dennis; Catcher; Atlanta Premier Gold 06 - Sweat

124. Alyssa Lowery; Pitcher (Right); Midwest Aftershock 18U Elite Select

125. Amanda Dobida; Pitcher (Right); Lake Erie Warhawks 05 - Dixon

126. Bailey Bencs; Catcher; Arizona Warriors Fastpitch 16U - Lopez

127. Lillie McClendon; First Base; Georgia Thunderbolts - Bailey 2024

128. Victoria Frobosilo; Outfield; Lady Dukes - Torres (Gold)

129. Kalli Monahan; Middle Infield; Virginia OC Elite 16U - Fincham

130. Allison Goodwin; Utility; Oklahoma Athletics 16U Premier Madden

131. Mia Carbonell; Catcher; Firecrackers - Hawaii Hnawahine

132. Gracie Scott; First Base; SC Elite Gleason 16U National

133. Ella Leonard; Outfield; Finesse 16U Rossford

134. Maddison Quinn; Catcher; Lady Gators - Jackson 16U

135. Karley Hand; Middle Infield; Team North Carolina (Britt)

136. Ava Hazzard; Third Base; D1Vision

137. Kali Cook; Middle Infield; Firecrackers - Cheek

138. Danielle Bohanon; Pitcher (Right); Texas Fusion 16U

139. Kadence Armstrong; Utility; 3N2 Sticks 16U National

140. Jalynn Jones; Middle Infield; Oklahoma Evolution Fastpitch 18U National

141. Aniya Merritt; Outfield; Team North Carolina (Britt)

142. Emily DuHaimePitcher (Right); Lady Dukes - Torres (Gold)

143. Taryn Spearman; Pitcher (Right); Hanover Hornets 2024 National

144. Landrie Crockett; Outfield; Louisiana Voodoo - Allen

145. Avery "Boomer" Booker; Pitcher (Right); Sneaky Cleats 18U Underwood

146. Kennedy Proctor; Catcher; Firecrackers - Brashear 16U

147. Jaleigha Harris; Middle Infield; Jacksonville Storm National - Harris 16U

148. Leila Ammon; Pitcher (Right); Team 24

149. Hailey Errichiello; Pitcher (Right); NJ Heist Gold 18U

150. Isabella Myers; Utility; Firecrackers - Matthews

150. Ja'chelle Mosley; Catcher; Virginia OC Elite 16U - Fincham

150. Maddie Cooley; Pitcher (Right); Lady Dukes - Torres (Gold)

150. Maddy Brawley; Catcher; Lady Dukes 06 - Fanelli

150. Emily Kurth; Catcher; RKE JAXX 18U

150. Avery Shifflett; Pitcher (Left); Virginia OC Elite 16U - Fincham

150. Laney Deane; Third Base; EC Bullets - Cornett

150. Avery Callaway; Middle Infield; Atlanta Vipers 16U Gold - Harris

150. Rayna Blackwell; Catcher; TBD Softball

150. Riley Bohanon; First Base; Texas Glory Midwest - Beyster 16U

150. Daphne Aravena; Utility; Firecrackers - Stockton

160. Lyrical Bennett; Pitcher (Right); TBD Softball

161. Avery Wentz; Pitcher (Right); EC Bullets - Shively

162. Addilynn Hall; Pitcher (Right); Hotshots Platinum - Bryant 16U

163. Amber Turner; Catcher; Legends Select 06

164. Kolbi Kochi; Catcher; Firecrackers - Hawaii Hnawahine

165. Jade Castillo; Third Base; Jacksonville Storm National - Harris 16U

166. Juliana Anderson; Catcher; Dirt Devils

167. Wendy Ketola; Middle Infield; Finesse 16U Rossford

168. Erin Cahill; Pitcher (Right); Team Long Island 16U Premier

169. Hayleigh McCutcheon; Outfield; Southeast Vipers 18U

170. Emma Fegan; Catcher; Lady Dukes 06- Fanelli

171. Samantha Ferguson; Third Base; Texas Fusion Gold 16U

172. Naiomi Garcia; Middle Infield; CA Grapettes 06 - Moose

173. Izzy Carlyle; Outfield; Atlanta Vipers 16U Gold - Harris

174. Clare Lopeman; Pitcher (Right); Lady Dukes 06 - Fanelli

175, Olivia Conley; Pitcher (Right); Jacksonville Storm National - Harris 16U

176. Rylee Warner; Catcher; TN Mojo 2024 Abernathy

179. Ainsley Yoakam; First Base; KC Rebels - Streeter

180. Noelle Radai; Catcher; Ohio Lasers Gold

181. Alexandra Gonzalez; Outfield; Oswego Outlaws

182. Braylee Hall; Outfield; Hotshots Platinum - Bryant 16U

183. Addison Gookin; Third Base; 563 Force 18A

184. Jayla Fuller; Utility; EC Bullets - Pace

185. Courtney DiPrenda; Catcher; Lady Ravens

186. Maddie Goddard; Pitcher (Right); Smash House 06

187. Madison Chaplin; Outfield; Lousiana Raiders

189. Daci Sarver; Middle Infield; Jacksonville Storm National - Harris 16U

190. Camden Anders; Pitcher (Left) Atlanta Vipers 16U Gold - Harris

191. Trinity Norwood; Middle Infield; Oklahoma Evolution Fastpitch 18U National

192. Brylee Holmes; Catcher; Hotshots Platinum - Bryant 16U

193. Camile Santiago; Utility; Lady Dukes Lewis National 16U

194. Londyn McNair, Middle Infield; Oklahoma Evolution Fastpitch 16U

195. Aubrey King; Catcher; Atlanta Vipers 16U Gold - Harris

196. Jordan Burley; Designated Hitter; Virginia OC Elite - Fincham 16U

197. Mariah Stines; Pitcher (Right); Finesse 16U - Rossford

198. Skylar Bledsoe; Outfield; Indy Klutch 16U - Haltom

199. Jessica Miller; Outfield; Finesse 16U - Rossford

200. Kailey Canupp; Outfield; TBD Softball


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