Simply being from California doesn’t mean a player is a stud. For several years North Dakota had a roster full of California kids that was still void of talent. UND softball isn’t, or wasn’t, fully funded so they weren’t all there for the scholarships.
It could have been anything that lured them to Grand Forks. It’s a nice sized city that’s home to an Air Force base yet it still has that small town feel. They have a great nursing program and one of the top aviation programs in the country. If a kid is a hockey fan, there’s no place better to be than “the Ralph” to watch a game. Many kids just want to get away and who knows what they might find appealing about a campus. I’m sure some are there solely for the softball, but it certainly isn’t all of them.
Never said that being from California automatically made a player a stud.
Only that California has raised, and trained these girls and they should stay in California to play out their college careers. If other states want to compete with the California schools, they should do it without California players or coaches