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Team Spotlight: Team San Diego 16u National; PGF 16u Platinum 3rd Place

Updated: Aug 8, 2023

Team San Diego Fastpitch:

Team San Diego has year after year produced D1 talent. Many blue chippers leave America’s finest cities to play for big name branded organizations. “Team San Diego 16u National squad” has been able to develop and keep its local players. They are making lots of noise in the top tier travel ball world.

Fresh off of their 3rd Place finish at Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) 16 Platinum Nationals, this team is returning 10 players and is poised for a big year on the national stage in 2023 - 2024.

A core team of girls that have played together for up to 6 years. They compiled an impressive 67-20 record last year against Tier 1 talent. This includes winning their supplement power pool in Colorado and earning a spot in the National Power Pool. They placed 3rd in the Champions Cup prior to PGF, finishing with an impressive 8-1 record. Additionally, they placed 3rd in USA Preps West Coast World Series and were a Finalist in 18’s Division of SoCal Finest (rained out).

Team San Diego 16u National possesses several nationally ranked players with lots of recruiting traction. They play all facets of the game including having some of the stingiest pitchers with a stout defense that shows tons of chemistry. They have quietly become an offensive machine with deceptive power throughout their lineup, with a high softball IQ, understanding how to play team offense.

As you watch this team, it is very clear quickly that this team is fundamentally sound. They do lots of the little things well.

The team is managed by Eddie Debus. They train weekly with organization owner A.J. Robinson, who gives valuable college level instruction including D1 experience. Assistant Coach Corey Lee has been with this group since 10’s while Assistant Coach Frank Contreras works with the hitters.

College coaches, be sure to mark this team as one to follow. They will continue to surprise many while making an immediate impact with their newly branded team.

Team San Diego 16u National will be playing in the Team New Jersey Showcase in October with the entire team excited about displaying their skills to the college coaches in that region. These SoCal girls are willing to play out of state and excited for the opportunities ahead of them.

Introducing Team San Diego 16u National:


Natalye Debus

Twitter: natdebus2025

Instagram: natalyedebus2025

A 2025 that commands the circle. A true “Big Game” pitcher. She backs down from no one. Effective movement with several pitches. Not just a pitcher only. She hits in the middle of the lineup in a dangerous lineup. She hits for average and tremendous power. When “Nat” is clicking the long ball comes in bunches.

Na’khia Lee

Twitter: @Nakhialee2025

A 2025 ball hawk in centerfield. Defensively a fun player to watch as she takes away would be gap shots. “Khia” is a triple threat from the left side of the plate. A sweet lefty swing that will slap and put pressure on the defense. A lethal offensive weapon that has many options in her offensive tool kit.

Cayla Contreras

Twitter: @caylac2025

Instagram: caylacsoftball2025

A 2025 Pure Hitter. She hits for power and uses the whole field. She also hits in the middle of a very dangerous lineup. When Cayla is clicking she can carry the team offensively. Defensively she tracks the ball very well as a well rounded outfielder with a good arm and quick reactions.

Brooklyn Clark

Twitter: Brookeclark2025

Instagram: brooklynnclarkk

A 2025 2nd baseman. She is a smart player with excellent glove work. She is an energetic player that sets the atmosphere. Brooklyn is a very good hitter. Reliable and consistent. She is a very good situational hitter. A very tough out.

Sarah Mather

Twitter: sarahmather2025


A 2025 third baseman. Very solid defensive corner. A strong arm needed to play 3rd. Sarah carry’s a very loud bat. An imposing presence in the lineup. A threat for the long ball every time she’s at the plate.

Hal’e Martin

Twitter: Halemartin2025

Instagram: Hale.2025

A 2025 Catcher. She is a true wall behind the dish. Her arm is incredible. One of the most fundamentally sound catchers around. Tough and gritty!!!

Vanessa Ryan

A 2026 defensive stud. Playing shortstop on this talented 2025 team. She is as sure handed as they come. Vanessa has a quick release keeping fast paced teams off the bases.

Ellery Houssand

Twitter: ehousand2026

Instagram: ellery.housand

A 2026 outfielder. One of the most dynamic players in the country. She hit 27 homers and stole 80 bags in the last year. We believe she will be a household name in the top tier softball world.

For recruiting matters, information about joining Team San Diego, and all other matters please feel free to contact:

Coach Eddie Debus


Coach Frank Contreras


Follow on Instagram: @teamsd16unational


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Published by Elizabeth Perez, Legacy & Legends Softball, August 1, 2023

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