Softball Recruiting / California / El Cajon, CA / Cabrillo Point Academy / Amanda Porterfield

Amanda Porterfield '24 Recruiting Profile

Cabrillo Point AcademyEl Cajon, CASoftball
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ClubIrvine Sting 18u Ota
Primary Position3rd Base
Secondary Position1st Base
Dominant HandRight
40 Yard Dash5.72
Pro Shuttle (5-10-5)4.54


Video of My ComebackMy Comeback

Personal Statement

In November 2020, I was in a collision that resulted in tearing my ACL, PCL, MCL, and medial & lateral meniscus in my left knee, along with a significant bone bruise. In the year following my injury, I underwent two surgeries and an intense rehab process that involved hundreds of hours of physical therapy and "return to sport" training. My rehab and recovery process became my full-time job (in addition to my education) and I dedicated myself to the goal of coming back even stronger than I was before. I continued to participate with my team in every way possible, and as soon as I was physically permitted, I spent everyday training and doing whatever I could to be able to play again. 

Despite the extreme amount of physical pain and mental anguish that I endured, I am grateful for my rehab journey. The life lessons and growth opportunities that I gained from overcoming this traumatic injury, have changed me in ways that will benefit me throughout my life. My injury and subsequent recovery not only strengthened me physically but also afforded me the time to achieve better confidence and a complete mindset shift. The year I spent supporting my team while unable to play, helped me appreciate the value I can add even while off the field.

I have now returned to fully participating in playing softball and continue to train vigorously to maintain and increase my strength. I will graduate from high school in 2023, and I have decided to take a gap year (during which I will continue to play and train at a high level). I will enter college as a Freshman in 2024. It is my goal to continue playing softball at the collegiate level. I intend to study Kinesiology as a major and am also interested in Entrepreneurship and Nutrition. It is most important to me to always be learning and being challenged. 


Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience
  • 5 seasons
  • 2023 Irvine Sting 18u Ota (18u)
  • Head Coach: Blair Ota
  • 2022 SoCal Athletics (18u Thomas Grimm)
  • Coaches - Nicole Thomas & Maddy Grimm
  • 2021 So Cal Athletics (16u Friedrich Briggs)
  • 2020 USA Athletics (14u)
  • 2019 SoCal Suncats (16u)
  • Coaches - Nicole Lee/Walker & Jonathan Natividad

Coach References

  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Blair Ota
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Paul Nakama
  • Private Coach
  • George Takeda
  • Private Coach
  • Matt Camargo, MS, CSCS
  • Private Coach
  • Doug Myers
  • Position Coach
  • Jesse Martinson
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Nicole Thomas


  • Camp/Event
  • PGF Nationals
  • 7/21/23 to 7/29/23
  • SoCal Athletics Thomas/Grimm 18U
  • Camp/Event
  • SoCal Athletics Thomas/Grimm Recruiting Camp
  • 7/20/23 to 7/20/23
  • Camp/Event
  • Atlanta Legacy Showcase
  • 7/13/23 to 7/16/23
  • SoCal Athletics Thomas/Grimm 18U
  • Camp/Event
  • Boulder IDT
  • 6/26/23 to 7/02/23
  • Guest Playing w/ Irvine Sting 18U
  • Camp/Event
  • Zoom Into June TCS
  • 6/10/23 to 6/12/23
  • SoCal Athletics Thomas/Grimm 18U
  • Camp/Event
  • PGF Nationals
  • 7/23/22 to 7/29/22
  • Camp/Event
  • Atlanta Legacy Showcase
  • 7/07/22 to 7/10/22
  • SoCal Athletics Thomas/Grimm
  • Camp/Event
  • Triple Crown Sports Colorado Sparkler/Fireworks Invitational
  • 6/29/22 to 7/03/22
  • SoCal Athletics Thomas/Grimm


  • Athletic Republic of Orange County (AROC)
  • 3 years
  • Multi-sport training facility. Spent 10-13 hours a week in a variety of classes including Speed Development, Multi-directional Explosiveness, Functional Strength, Conditioning, Mobility & Proprioception, and Sports Yoga; plus specialized training for Hitting & Base Running; and Fielding & Throwing. AROC closed at end of 2019, and arranged for some of their athletes and trainers to transition to ProSport Performance in Laguna Hills & Costa Mesa.
  • ProSport Performance
  • 3 years
  • Ongoing athletic conditioning, speed, agility and strength training with highly trained elite trainers in small group and one-on-one sessions.
  • Catcher for Bullpen Sessions & Pitching Lessons
  • 3 years
  • Spend several hours a week catching lessons and bullpens for pitching coach Jesse Martinson at 714 Fastpitch in Orange, CA
  • Hitting Lessons
  • 4 years
  • Currently working with Madysen Grimm
  • Catching lessons
  • 3 years
  • Previously trained with Ken Briggs, Amber Freeman, Bianca Cardenas, Holiday Cahill

Additional Sports

  • Other
  • 5 years
  • Club/Travel Team
  • Jr. Lifeguards Program - Huntington Beach City Jr. Lifeguards. Spent 5 complete summers training 4.5 hours / day, 5 days/week in variety of physical training, running, swimming, paddling, first aid / lifesaving skills
  • Other
  • 5 years
  • Club/Travel Team
  • Completed 5 Jr Triathlons
  • Swimming
  • 5 years
  • Club/Travel Team
  • Swam competitively for 5 years. Competed in every stroke, including relays and the Individual Medley.


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  • AwardsMember of National Honor Society Awarded Salutatorian for Graduate Class Awarded Golden State Merit

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