The 2020 Texas high school softball season is here, so you're probably wondering who the UIL, TAPPS and SPC teams to watch are in the Austin area. Check out today's VYPE coverage. To buy other team and individual photos from the 2020 VYPE Austin Preseason Softball Photoshoot, click here.
We start with the UIL 5A and 6A programs that make up the state's large school classifications. Leander Glenn will be a threat to a Georgetown program that advanced to last year's UIL 5A Region III semifinal. The Grizzlies have seven returning starters from their 2019 run to the UIL 5A Region III area round and notable college recruits in Stephen F. Austin bound Emily Berryhill, future Texas Southern player Taysia Tate and University of St. Thomas commit Hailey Arrington.
Another power is Dripping Springs, who recorded a 36-3 record during its 2019 run to the UIL 5A Region IV semifinal. The Tigers only have three returning starters, but future East Central University player Jayna Reid, University of Texas at Dallas commit Mikayla Kanetzky, Ashley Rummel and Brooke Rummel are expected to push the program to another multi-round playoff appearance.
It's time for the 2020 Texas high school softball season! Check out VYPE Austin's UIL 5A-6A Top 10, UIL Small School Top 5 and Private School Top 5 rankings. Stay tuned for a lot more softball coverage in the coming days and months.
UIL 5A-6A Top 10
No. 1 Georgetown
No. 2 Leander Glenn
No. 3 Leander
No. 4 Dripping Springs
No. 5 Austin Bowie
No. 6 Georgetown East View
No. 7 Pflugerville Weiss
No. 8 Hays
No. 9 Round Rock Cedar Ridge
No. 10 Round Rock
Others to Watch: Pflugerville Hendrickson, Austin High, Cedar Park, Elgin and Lake Travis
UIL Small School Top 5
No. 1 Fredericksburg
No. 2 Giddings
No. 3 La Grange
No. 4 Thorndale
No. 5 Schulenburg
Others to Watch: Liberty Hill, Blanco, Salado, Bartlett and Thrall
Private School Top 5
No. 1 Round Rock Concordia
No. 2 Hyde Park
No. 3 Austin St. Dominic Savio Catholic
No. 4 Hill Country Christian School of Austin
No. 5 Brentwood Christian School
Others to Watch: Round Rock Christian Academy, San Marcos Hill Country Christian School, Austin St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Texas School For The Deaf and Faith Academy of Marble Falls
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