Bradleigh Breland a 2013 OF from the Houston Power has verballed to George Washington. Breland is a speedy left handed hitter who will add some excellent speed to the Colonials lineup. Breland can also hit away and she could be a force at the top of the lineup. Breland will join Paige Ortiz of Fordham as the second Houston Power player in the A10. Breland joins an impressive George Washington 2013 recruiting class, which also includes Madi Myers-Cook, Paige Kovalsky, Jillian Galich, Megan Linn, Monica Macchiarulo, and Mary Wiley.
Alexia Faulkner a 2013 IF from the NJ Breakers has verballed to St. Joseph's. Faulkner had an excellent season for Mahopac HS in New York, hitting .397 with 18 RBI and 6 steals. Faulkner will add some great depth to the Hawks lineup and she should challenge for playing time right away. Faulkner is the second 2013 NJ Breakers to commit to an A10 school, as Caitlyn Hickey verballed to UMass. Faulkner joins the 2013 Hawks' recruiting class, which also includes Emily Rogers, Stephanie Chaiser, and Maddie Brunck.
Dakota Smith-Porter a 2013 P-1B from the Polar Crush has verballed to UMass. Smith-Porter is a talented P-1B from nearby Turners Falls, which is one of the best high school teams in Massachusetts year in and year out. While Smith-Porter has had great success in the circle, leading her team to a state championship, she projects to be a corner infielder at UMass. Smith-Porter picked up 30 hits, 2 HR, and 19 RBI and she went 13-1 in the circle with 120 SO in 94 innings. Smith-Porter is the latest Polar Crush athlete to head to UMass, joining Taylor Carbone, Emma Mendoker, Quianna Diaz-Patterson, Jess Serio, Carly Morin, Bailey Sanders, Amanda Morin, Jenna Busa, Michea Holness, and Karen LaFrenier.
Amanda Gatt a 2013 P from the East Coast Elite has verballed to Temple. Gatt is a talented pitcher and hitter from New York who is sure to bolster the Owls' staff. Gatt throws the ball with good pace and had an outstanding season last year for her high school, going 11-11 with a 1.34 ERA and 325 SO in 156.1 IP. Gatt will be the fifth East Coast Elite player to play in the A10, joining Cyndil Matthew of UMass and Jess Crowley of Fordham, as well as former Temple players Jess Hirschbuhl and Sarah Reynolds who subsequently transferred to Hofstra and Long Island.