Softball Recruiting / Colorado / Aurora, CO / Cherokee Trail High School / Hunter Gilbreath

Hunter Gilbreath '20 Recruiting Profile

Cherokee Trail High SchoolAurora, COSoftball
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ClubFirecrackers Gale
Height5'5"
Weight135lbs
Age21
Primary PositionCatcher
Secondary Position1st Base
Dominant HandRight
Vertical Jump16.7
Over Hand Throw Velocity58
20 yrd sprint (60 ft)3.24
Pro Shuttle (5-10-5)5.34
Pop Time1.75
Grip Strength75
Ball Exit Speed (from bat)73

Video

Video of February 2018February 2018
Video of Hitting video November 2017Hitting video Nov...
Video of June 2016June 2016

Personal Statement

 

I have played softball for the past nine years, and it is my passion. I started playing when I was five years old. I’m a very dedicated player because I’m always working to improve my skills both mentally and physically to play the game of softball faster. As a catcher, I am a leader on the field by calling defensive plays and directing the defense. I also display leadership in the dugout by encouraging and cheering on my fellow teammates.

I’m also very dedicated to my academics and take school very seriously. At my high school I take four Advanced Placement classes, and my other classes are also advanced.  I currently have a 4.0 GPA and have had for my entire school career.  My weighted GPA is a 4.5. 

I currently weigh 130 pounds and am 5'5'' tall. I’m right handed for both batting and throwing. I can run 60 feet in 3.24 seconds, do a pro shuffle in 5.62 seconds and vertically jump 16.7 inches. My pop time is consistently between 1.7 and 1.9 seconds throwing from my knees.

The dedication I have to the sport outside of practice includes taking private catching lessons, private hitting lessons and working out with a strength and conditioning coach.

Outside of softball, I love to be outdoors. My family loves to camp. I also love to hunt and fish. This past year I was able to get my first buck!

I have had many softball achievements that I am proud of.  When I was on a second year 10u team (2013) we were the best in the state, and we were ranked 9th nationally. That year I was picked as an USSSA All-star along with two other teammates. In the 2015 season I was also selected for a Triple Crown Sparkler Jr. All-star 12u team and for the USSSA 12u state All-Star team.  In the summer of 2015, I  also attended the Patti Gasso softball camp, and I was named MVP for the camp for my team.  Last year, I was selected by Softball Factory to attend their camp/tournament in Vero Beach. there I was awarded the most outstanding catcher and received a custom Easton Glove.  I was also an All-American for Softball Factory. This high school season I was awarded with first team all conference and second team all state, being one of the three juniors awarded that. 

It’s my aspiration to play softball in college while getting a good education. I'm looking for a school with strong academic programs and a strong, competitive softball team. I'm open to all types of schools. Some of my goals for college are to make an impact in the classroom and on the field and to play softball at the highest competitive level possible.


Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity
  • 2 years
  • Varsity Starter
  • 2 years
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  •  
    Starter
     - Jersey: #10
  • Individual Awards
  • 1st team Academic All-State, 2nd Team All-State, 1st Team All-Conference
  • Team Awards
  • State 2nd Place, Regional Champs, Conference Champs, starting catcher
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  •  
    Starter
     - Jersey: #00
  • Team Awards
  • played 1st base for HS team
  • 2017 Junior Varsity Team
  •  
    Starter
     - Jersey: #08

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience
  • 8 seasons
  • 2019 Firecrackers Gale (18a)
  • 2018 Firecrackers Gale (16A)
  • Selected to play in the Academic All-Star game for both Zoom into June and the Sparkler.
  • 2017 Colorado Stars 02 (14A)
  • 2016 Colorado Crush Ingui (14B)
  • I was selected to the USSSA State All Star team.
  • 2016 TC Prospects (14U B)
  • Played fall 2015 and early spring 2016.
  • 2015 TCR Fire (12U- B)
  • I was selected for the USSSA state All-Star team.
  • 2014 TCR Black (12U - B)
  • 1st year 12U team.
  • 2013 TCR Black (10u- B)
  • Team record of 65-9-1. Won 6 tournaments and had 3 second place finsihes. USSSA state champions. Qualified and played in World Series. Team high ranking of 3rd nationally, finished 9th in nation. I was selected to the USSSA state All-star team

Coach References

  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Randy Gale
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Jeremy Kapelke
  • Private Coach
  • Jen Coulson
  • High School Head Coach
  • Caley Mitchell
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Jeff Gilbreath

Events

  • Camp/Event
  • Veterans Tribute Showcase
  • 11/03/18 to 11/04/18
  • Camp/Event
  • Atlanta Legacy Showcase
  • 7/12/18 to 7/16/18
  • Camp/Event
  • Colorado Fireworks/Sparkler All Academic Showcase Game
  • 6/28/18 to 6/28/18
  • All Academic Game- I will post the time once it is released
  • Camp/Event
  • Top Gun Invite Showcase
  • 6/14/18 to 6/17/18
  • Camp/Event
  • Zoom Into June- All Academic Showcase Game
  • 6/08/18 to 6/08/18
  • I am on Team Walrus
  • Camp/Event
  • Zoom Into June
  • 6/08/18 to 6/10/18
  • Game times: Sat. June 9 1:15 vs So Cal 3D Klepfer @ BLD Chino Hills-Fenway 3:00 vs So Cal Choppers 16U Del Castillo @ BLD Chino Hills- Fenway 6:30 vs San Jose Sting @ BLD Chino Hills- Yankee Sun. June 10 8:00am vs. California Breeze Warren @ BLD Chino Hills-Tiger 9:45am vs. Cal Cruisers Gold Garcia @ BLD Chino Hills-Yankee
  • Camp/Event
  • PGF National Qualifier
  • 6/02/18 to 6/03/18
  • Camp/Event
  • 2018 Softball Factory All America Pre-Season Tournament
  • 1/12/18 to 1/14/18
  • Camp/Event
  • D9 Sun Classic Fall Showcase
  • 10/27/17 to 10/29/17
  • Camp/Event
  • IDT
  • 6/26/17 to 7/02/17
  • Wednesday the 28th 3:00pm vs Batbusters Young @ Broomfield community park (CP) 6:30pm vs Ky Southern Force @ (CP) Thursday 29th 9:45am vs CA Fresno Force @ Industrial Park (IP) 1:15pm vs OR NW Batbusters @ (IP) Friday 30th 4:45pm vs NJ Intensity @ (CP) 8:15pm vs CA San Jose Sting @ (CP)
  • Camp/Event
  • PGF Portland Oregon
  • 6/23/17 to 6/25/17
  • Camp/Event
  • Tulsa Elite D1 Prospects Camp
  • 6/12/17 to 6/12/17
  • Camp/Event
  • Tulsa Elite
  • 6/08/17 to 6/11/17
  • Thursday June 8th- Field 7 at 10:30am and 2:30pm, Friday June 9th-Field 7 at 8:30pm and 10:30pm, Saturday June 10th- Field 7 at 12pm and Field 4 at 8pm
  • Camp/Event
  • Tulsa Elite D2 Prospects Camp
  • 6/07/17 to 6/07/17
  • Camp/Event
  • PGF New Mexico Qualifier
  • 5/27/17 to 5/28/17
  • Camp/Event
  • Utah State 2017 MLK Elite Holiday Showcase Camp
  • 1/15/17 to 1/15/17
  • Camp/Event
  • Under Armor Softball Factory Team Christmas Camp and Tournament
  • 12/27/16 to 12/30/16
  • Selected as the Outstanding Catcher for the tournament/camp.
  • Camp/Event
  • Arizona FroShow Showcase
  • 11/04/16 to 11/06/16
  • Team went 5-1 for the tournament.
  • Camp/Event
  • Triple Crown's Sparkler Jr.
  • 6/27/16 to 7/03/16
  • Camp/Event
  • Kent State – Ohio U – UMass Lowell college camp
  • 6/26/16 to 6/26/16
  • Camp/Event
  • Sparkler Jrs.
  • 6/29/15 to 7/05/15
  • I was selected to play in an All-Star game for this tournament.
  • Camp/Event
  • Patti Gasso Softball Camp
  • 6/14/15 to 6/17/15
  • I was selected the camp MVP for my team for the week.

Training

  • Catching lessons
  • 4 years
  • I work with a private catching coach-Jen Coulson.
  • speed/conditioning coach
  • 2 years
  • I work with a private speed/conditioning coach to improve my speed and agility.
  • hitting lessons
  • 4 years
  • I work with a private hitting coach, Jen Coulson. Prior to that I worked with John Waller and Steve Smith.

Additional Sports

  • Basketball
  • 1 year
  • Freshman Team
  • I played basketball for my middle school team on the top level team.
  • Volleyball
  • 1 year
  • Freshman Team
  • I played volleyball for my middle school on the top level team.

Statistics

Statistic2018 Varsity Team2018 Firecrackers G2017 Colorado Stars2015 TCR Fire
BA.418.500.312.485
GP2066567
AB6710157163
R1635064
H2854979
2B911118
3B0135
HR1131
RBI1755348
Slug%.5971.100.478.675
BB201514
SO6211
OB%.443.500.393.538
SB/Att.0018/18
Put outs1279213
Assists2113
Errors5015
Fld%.9631.000.938
Team Record12-102-442-24-2
Thrown Out Runners13
Attempted320
Passed Balls06

Academics

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High School Information

StateColorado
Phone(720) 886-1900

Academic Accomplishments

Are you in honor classes?
Yes.
Are you in AP/IB classes?
Yes.
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
Yes

Awards and Activities

  • Awards2018-2019 All-State Academic 1st Team Inducted into National Honor Society September 2018 Inducted into Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society) April 2018 Inducted into the National Junior Honor Society May 2015
  • ActivitiesHigh School: National Honor Society (NHS), Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honors Society), and the Technology Student Association (TSA). Middle School: National Junior Honor Society, Spanish Club, Crew lead for sound for the school theater productions, WEB leader (8th grade leadership program to help incoming 6th graders)

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