Swartz Creek sophomore Hayley Cruthers was selected to the Michigan adidas Futures All-Star Team. The team will travel to St. George, Utah from July 20th to 24th to participate in the 2011 adidas Futures National Tournament. Several tryouts were held for players trying to make this team. Cruthers was selected for her performance during a college recruiting combine in November of 2010 at Total Softball in Wixom, MI. The left-handed short stop for the Dragons will most likely play first base and outfield during the tournament.
The adidas Futures program was designed in 2006 to attract the nation’s top 100 eligible unsigned/uncommitted fastpitch recruits. Since the camp has been a tremendous success over the years, there has been a request to grow the event into a National Tournament allowing more athletes to compete.
With the criteria established by adidas Futures, the mission will now be to bring 750 uncommitted athletes together (selected by 50 adidas Futures All-Star Coaches) to compete on a stage unmatched by any other showcase. The adidas Futures National Tournament will provide full viewing capability for college coaches and consistent playing time for athletes which will marry the desire of each and redefine college recruiting by only allowing uncommitted athletes.
Players from the team will be completely outfitted with adidas uniforms, cleats, and equipment for this showcase event. All games will be played at night under the lights due to the hot weather in St. George that time of year.
Visit the adidas Futures National Tournament web site for more information including a short video describing the event.
Canyons Complex - St. George, Utah