Our college recruitment program develop and prepare our athletes to be seen by college coaches and for the next steps into their collegiate career. We have sent over 100 student athletes and counting to colleges all across the nation. A main focus we have is which college would be the right fit for each player because the number one priority is so your daughter will succeed academically and athletically! Listed are the past and present college commitments that have been a result from the San Jose Sting's college recruitment program.


Valdez Signs With Menlo College

Alyssa had this to say about Menlo and her recruiting experience:


When I first started the college search, I was very eager  to get as far away as possible from home . I began to receive interest from schools like Bridgeport, Indiana Tech, Puget Sound, Hawaii University, Bethany College, MNU and WPI.
After talking with all of them I decided to stay closer to home and look in the west coast. Whittier, St. Marys, Norte Dame de Namur and Menlo were all at the top of my list.  I wanted a smaller classroom because I wanted to be a name in the classroom not a number. I plan to major in business. Menlo is a top school for business which was a cherry on top because I value the education part of this school as well as softball. Menlo was the perfect fit for me and I can’t wait to be apart of the ohana. Thanks to all the coaches and teammates and especially my parents for devoting their time to see me play the sport I love. Can’t wait to be apart of the oak family! GO OAKS


Congrats Alyssa!

Hana DeGuzman heads North to be a Logger

2018 Class, Hana Deguzman, has committed to play softball at the University of Puget Sound (WA). The Mitty High senior plays for the Sting 18G-Gron team.

With academic and athletic talent, Hana had interest and offers from up and down the West Coast as well as far across the country in Massachusetts. Always passionate about her studies and researching everything, the process of recruiting was a lot of diligent, hard work for Hana. She did her marketing, went to a lot of camps and built great rapport with many coaches. It was really a challenging decision and Hana took all aspects into account including the beautiful coastal setting of Puget Sound. In the end, she was 100% proud and honored to choose to be a Logger.

With over 33 schools attending 18G-Gron's final five fall games last weekend in Huntington Beach, one of them was the UPS Head Coach, Kellyn Tate. This set the stage for a rare occurrence. Hana was able to commit to Head Coach Tate in person and also announce it to her teammates before she left for the airport. Fun Fact: We actually arranged for her congratulations to be announced to the entire plane by the Southwest flight staff before we hit the runway to fly home.

Congratulations Hana!

Ashley Donaldson commits to UC Santa Barbara!

Ashley Donaldson is a Gaucho!

UC Santa Barbara will be the new home of Ashley Donaldson after she graduates in 2020. Ashley (Sting 16u) verbally committed during her visit last weekend.  She will join Sting 2019 Korie Thomas in the Blue and Gold.  Ashley had this to say about UCSB and how she got there:

"I am super excited to not only attend a premier academic university, but to also get the privilege of playing the sport I love. When I was playing rec. ball as a youngster, this opportunity was only a dream! Now I will actually get to live it! I am so thankful for all of the excellent coaching that I have received throughout my playing days, and I am honored and proud to be with the San Jose Sting organization.  Playing for the Sting is THE best preparation for college softball. 

The UCSB campus has so much special character. Every time I am there, I get such a good vibe from the students. The students there are driven and strive for success and that’s what I want to be around for my 4 years attending this college. The coaching staff is amazing and they care about each athlete and their well being. 

I had offers and interest from Utah State, DePaul, Kansas, West Point, and Cal Poly. 

Any tips I have for my teammates going through the recruiting process are to trust in the process and let it work out for your best interests. Also, don’t put too much pressure on yourself. You want to showcase your best skills and show them the type of person and athlete you are! Keep it simple! The best part about the process is ending up committing to the school YOU want to go to! 

Always believe in yourself and continue to have that drive and passion for the game. That is the key!"

Like the Sting, UCSB certainly believes in you too Ashley. Congratulations!

Adele Braun verbally commits to Mercer University!

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2020 Adele Braun (Sting 16u) has committed to play softball and attend Mercer University in Macon, GA. Adele had this to say about her recruiting experience:


"Mercer became my number one choice because I love the environment, the girls are super sweet, and they also have a great family support group. They have my major and have a great and upcoming academic program. The Coaches are great and hardworking, but like to have a fun and enjoyable time. Also I read an Article about when looking for the right school, they said when you visit the right school you will have a home feeling and you know it will be the right place. Mercer was my home right away. 

Mercer found me in a Palmdale/Lancaster tournament during one the camps about a year ago. Then it started out with me researching the school to make sure this is what I wanted. Once I realized this was the school for me, I started writing to them constantly. Coach Stephanie invited me to a camp in January which I was excited to go to because this was going to be my first time seeing the campus in person.  After the camp I continued writing and I went to another camp in July and that's when she told me I need to come out for my unofficial. I was so excited and went on my unofficial and verbally committed on October 13, 2017.


So happy to be a BEAR!!!!"


Congratulations Adele!

Christine Warren commits to Corban University!

Christine Warren is a Corban Warrior!


2018 Senior, Christine Warren (18G-Reyes), has committed to play softball and attend Corban University, in Salem Oregon. She had an offer from a school in Nebraska and had been visiting a couple other schools. We caught up with Christine on her way home from her Corban visit and asked her to tell us how it all went down.


Christine wrote: “From recreational softball at the age of 5 to travel ball since I was 10, I have always dreamed of taking my softball to the next level. Today, I made that dream a reality and have committed to play at Corban University in Salem, OR. Corban is a private NAIA College which is the perfect fit for the small town and school feel I have grown up with. For the 16/17 season, the Corban softball team won their college conference and came in 2nd place at the NAIA World Series. I am so thrilled to be joining an amazing group of girls, coaches, and a welcoming school. Go Warriors!”


Congratulations Christine!

Julia Barnett Verbally Commits to CalPoly!

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Congratulations to Julia Barnett on her verbal commitment to play softball at Cal Poly. We asked Julia what was it about Cal Poly that made it her number one choice and does she have any tips for her teammates?


“It has always been my dream to get a top education while playing the sport I love at an elite level. I just love the atmosphere of Cal Poly and how supportive the people of San Luis Obispo are towards the Mustangs. The coaches are amazing, the weather is awesome, and the landscape is beautiful.


Some tips I have for my fellow teammates are to make sure you send email. If a school you like invites you to a camp, make sure to go. Don’t get caught up in who’s watching and just trust your ability on the field. Make sure to be respectful on and off the field, and most importantly just trust the recruiting process. 


In my opinion one of the hardest parts was the pressure I put on myself to perform my best when being invited to camps by the schools. To overcome this just remember your fundamentals and have fun. (And hey, you might just hit a homer off of Lisa Fernandez!)


The best part of this experience was finding a school that would be the right fit for me and meeting coaches that expressed how much of an asset I would be for their program. (Getting school apparel was pretty fun too!!!)”


Congratulations Julia!

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Ashley Harris Joins Patriots

Well...not the Tom Brady Patriots but the College of Central Florida Pats. The CF Patriots are one of the top Division 1, JCs in the country with a great track record of graduating sophomores to the next level. In fact, the 2017 team had 4 NFCA All Americans and at least 6 already sign with NCAA 4-year schools. 49er fans might recognize head coach, Kevin Fagan, as the All-Pro defensive lineman from the late 1980s.

Ashley did all the work to make this happen. She sent the emails, went to the camps and worked hard at school. Then last summer in Colorado, preparation met opportunity. Usually at third base, Ashley was tasked to play shortstop for a game or two. It just so happens that the CF coach was looking for a middle infielder and thought the Ashley fit the bill. Last weekend, Ashley visited the campus with her parents and realized it was a perfect fit all around so she verbally committed to be a Patriot.


Congratulations Ashley!

Jessica Marty Commits to Ohio Valley University

Sting's Jessica Marty has verbally committed to Ohio Valley University! Congrats Jessica!

Lauren Lopez commits to Concordia

2017 Archbishop Mitty Senior, Lauren Lopez, knew she wanted to find a great school to pursue an accounting degree while also playing collegiate softball. All of those things finally led her to join the Sting last fall. Even though she was a little behind in the recruiting game, Lauren's hard work on and off the field and her diligent of following of "The Sting Process" paid off.

Her determination and good grades in school allowed her to end the fall season with 2 different college opportunities to choose form. After visiting both schools, weighing all the factors, and talking to her family, Lauren chose to be an Eagle at Concordia University Irvine.

Concordia has a beautiful campus along with a top notch academic program. On top of that, the softball team was NAIA National Champions in 2013 and have since moved to the NCAA-Division II PacWest Conference. Lauren will join former Mitty teammate and Sting Alumni, McKinsey Thorpe at Concordia.

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