The PGF All-American game has been the premier all-star high school softball game since 2016. All five UCLA 2021 commits are on the recently announced 2021 PGF All-American game watch list.
Future Olympians Madilyn "Bubba" Nickles, Aaliyah Jordan (Mexico) and Deja Mulipola played in the 2016 game along with Pac 12 stars Nicole "Sis" Bates, Jessica Harper, and Miranda Elish.
In addition to Nickles and Jordan, UCLA Starters Kelli Godin, Anna Vines, Maya Brady, Seneca Curo, Alyssa Garcia, and former Bruin starter Colleen Sullivan are PGF All-American game alumni.
UCLA Pitchers Megan Faraimo, and Lexi Sosa (Rachel Garcia predated the game) are also PGF All-American game alumni.
Bruin starters Briana Perez and Holly Azevedo were also named to the team but were playing with the Junior National team.
UCLA will face numerous PGF All-American game alumni during the conference season.
UCLA faced Utah’s Ellessa Bonstrom and Katie Faulk in early March with a four-game rematch scheduled for early May.
The Bruins split two games against Oregon pitcher Raegan Breedlove and six other alumni. A four-game rematch is scheduled for mid-April.
Oregon St. ace Mariah Mazon and Infielder Camryn Ybarra will meet the Bruins the following weekend.
ASU Pitchers Allison Royalty and Marissa Schuld along with 7 other alumni will square off against UCLA this weekend.
At Washington, the Bruins will face starting pitchers Kelly Lynch, Sarah Willis, and Brooke Nelson. 5 alumni will join Sis Bates in the starting lineup.
Stanford features pitchers Regan Krause and Maddy Dwyer with Taylor Gindlesperger and Sydnee Huff.
At UA, 6 alumni join Pac 12 career home run leader Harper and Olympian Mulipola when the Wildcats face the Bruins in the final weekend before the playoffs.
UCLA will also encounter various PGF All-American game alumni in the playoffs including #1 Oklahoma’s Jocelyn Alo and Grace Lyons, #4 Alabama’s pitchers Montana Fouts and Alexis Kilfoyl, and Florida’s ace Rylee Trlicek.