The Factory is proud to announce that Felesita (Fele) Porter, a 2019 graduate from Vista High School, has verbally committed to play softball and continue her education at Salt Lake Community College. Fele, who carries a 3.90 GPA, is a pitcher first and third baseman and currently plays for The Factory 18U Gold Team.
Fele had several college opportunities but ultimately SLCC was her top choice. The Bruins, who have dominated the Scenic West Athletic Conference and been a perennial fixture in St. George at the NJCAA tourney and are known for boasting one of the nation's top offensive squads.
Fele is extremely excited to become a SLCC Bruin!
Congratulations Fele from all of us at The Factory! Keep up the hard work.
The Factory is proud to announce that Gabby Goco, a 2019 graduate from San Dieguito High School, has committed to play softball and continue her education at the University of British Columbia near Vancouver, BC. Gabby is a right-handed pitcher for The Factory 18U Gold team and an excellent student.
Gabby has been pitching with The Factory for several years and we are extremely happy that she was able to connect with her dream school and she can continue to play softball at the collegiate level. Gabby has played a huge role in her team’s success over the years including winning USSSA Far West Nationals, winning the Colorado Sparkler Long’s Peak bracket and finishing in the top ten at USA Preps Summer Nationals.
The UBC Thunderbirds are the athletic teams that represent the University of British Columbia in the University Endowment Lands just outside the city limits of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In Canadian intercollegiate competition, the Thunderbirds are the most successful athletic program both regionally in the Canada West Universities Athletic Association, and nationally.
Gabby and her family worked very hard at this process and we are very happy for them.
Congrats from all of us at The Factory!
We are extremely honored to have our Factory 16U Black coaching staff named the West Coast Regional Coaching Staff of the Year by the NFCA. This is an award that is voted on by our peers and we feel very blessed to have been nominated and chosen for this award. There are many outstanding coaches in our region.
NFCA Press Release:
The growth and development of the players on this team has been tremendous the past couple of years. The team competed as a 16U team this past season and finished 2nd at the Champions Cup, T9 USA Preps Nationals, 1st Surf City Summer Kick-Off, Premier Berth Winner at SoCal PGF and T17 at PGF Premier Nationals. All of this was accomplished while splitting the roster to get players more play time and exposure. Several players have already verballed to great college programs and many more are being evaluated and finding their college match now. In addition to the success on the field, the team has really grown off the field, in the classroom and in life skills. The players on the team have a combined 3.75 GPA.
Congrats to Coach Patrick O'Rielly, A.J. Robinson, Erin Embrey, Dominick Kowalski, Travis Snyder and the many others that helped assist along the way.