Brianna Aguilar Carlos Villarreal Kellye Springstead Nick Gonzales Tucson High School Sports WAC

Brianna Aguilar & Nick Gonzales earn WAC honors; Carlos Villarreal & Carlos Apodaca earn academic honors






Brianna Aguilar (GCU)

Brianna Aguilar (Salpointe) went 2-Zero with a Zero.00 ERA in two appearances final week for Grand Canyon to earn WAC Pitcher of the Week honors.

Aguilar threw the first no-hitter of her profession in an 11-0 shutout of Kansas City in the collection finale. Only successful batter stored Aguilar from a perfect recreation as the WAC leader in ERA for convention play (0.70) did not situation a stroll. Ten of her 15 outs came on floor balls and only two UMKC batters hit the ball out of the infield. Aguilar additionally earned the win in aid in the collection opener after coming in for 2.0 innings. She finished the week with five strikeouts and no walks over 7.0 innings whereas allowing just one hit and no runs. Aguilar additionally held opponents to a .045 batting average.

Nick Gonzales (WAC Graphic)

Nick Gonzales (Cienega) went 11-for-16 with 9 extra-base hits to help New Mexico State go Three-1 on the week and transfer into a tie for first place in the league standings. In NM State’s lone non-conference recreation, he was 2-for-Three with a pair of doubles, a pair of RBIs and three runs scored in a 15-13 win over Arizona. He opened up WAC play towards UT Rio Grande Valley by going 5-for-6 from the plate and hitting for the cycle with 4 runs scored, additionally including an additional double for good measure. He was Four-for-7 the rest of the collection to finish with a .688 batting average on the week to go together with a 1.563 slugging proportion.

Carlos Villarreal (Arizona)

Carlos Villarreal (Rio Rico) is majoring in Dietary Sciences on the University of Arizona. In the course of the season opener at the Stanford Invitational, Villarreal ran the 5K for outside occasions with a time of 14:23.87 breaking his private report.

“Carlos has been a leader on the track and in the classroom since he got to the University of Arizona,” stated academic counselor LeAnne Shoemakersaid in a release. “He is such a great student to be around and has been truly impressive during his wildcat career!”

Ina addition, former Mountain View multi-sport athlete Stanley Berryhill earned academic recognition from Arizona. Berryhill graduated from Orange Lutheran Excessive Faculty in California.

Carlos Apodaca (ERAU)

Carlos Apodaca (Rio Rico) was named an NWCA Scholar All-American for Embry-Riddle. Apodaca was also an NAIA Wrestling Scholar-Athlete.

Former Tanque Verde pitcher Kellye Springstead earned a WAC Pitcher of the Week nomination from Cal Baptist.

This listing will probably be up to date all yr in an effort to recognize all former local prep stars who’ve gone on to realize either academic and/or athletic awards on the subsequent degree. These are usually not high school awards however collegiate and professional recognitions. NOT CHAMPIONSHIPS. In case you are aware of something I have missed alongside the best way, please let me know.

from information release.

We recognized 164 athletes in 2018. We have now 73 athletes acknowledged this yr to date.

Brianna Aguilar/Softball
Salpointe/Grand Canyon
WAC Preseason Workforce (1/30)
WAC Pitcher of the Week Nominee (2/18)
WAC Pitcher of the Week Nominee (4/1)
WAC Pitcher of the Week Nominee (4/22)
WAC Pitcher of the Week (5/6)

Kellye Springstead/Softball
Tanque Verde/California Baptist
WAC Pitcher of the Week nominee (2/11)
WAC Pitcher of the Week (Three/11)
WAC Pitcher of the Week Nominee (4/1)
WAC Pitcher of the Week Nominee (4/9)
WAC Pitcher of the Week (4/15)
WAC Pitcher of the Week Nominee (4/22)
WAC Pitcher of the Week Nominee (5/6)

Nick Gonzales/Baseball
Cienega/NM State
Collegiate Slugger Award Watch Record (2/13)
WAC Hitter of the Week (2/18)
USA Golden Spikes Award (2/18)
WAC Hitter of the Week (2/25)
NCBWA Nationwide Participant of the Month (Three/7)
WAC Hitter of the Week (5/6)

Carlos Apodaca/Wrestling
Rio Rico/Embry-Riddle
NAIA Wrestling Scholar-Athlete (3/6)
NWCA Scholar All-American (4/25)

Carlos Villarreal/Monitor
Rio Rico/Arizona
NCAA Indoor First Group All-American (3/9)
Arizona Junior of the Yr (4/23)
Arizona student-athlete of the month (5/6)

Haley Basye/Softball
Canyon del Oro/Embry Riddle
All-Cal Pac Group (5/1)

Danielle Jamieson/Softball
Sahuaro/Embry Riddle
All-Cal Pac Group Honorable Point out (5/1)

Roman Bravo Young/Wrestling
Sunnyside/Penn State
NCAA Freshman All-American (Three/22)
NWCA D-I Scholar All-American (Four/25)

Andrew Cota/Wrestling
Mountain View/Hunter
NWCA D-II Scholar All-American (Three/14)

Justice Summerset/Monitor & Subject
Mountain View/Arizona
Pac 12 Subject Athlete of the Week (4/30)

Austin Bryan/Baseball
ACCAC D- I Pitcher of the Week (2/4)
ACCAC D- I Pitcher of the Week (Four/15)
ACCAC All-D-I Area (Four/30)
All-ACCAC Second Group (4/30)

Efrain Cervantes/Baseball
Salpointe/South Mountain
ACCAC All-D-I Area (Four/30)
All-ACCAC Second Workforce (4/30)

Mason Gavre/Baseball
Canyon del Oro/Paradise Valley
ACCAC All-D-2 Region (Four/30)

Manny Villa/Baseball
ACCAC All-D-2 Region (4/30)

Kelsey Siemons/Basketball
Catalina Foothills/Colorado Mesa
RMAC Event All-Event Group (Three/9)

Destinee Williams/Softball
Cienega/Prairie View A&M
G.E. Higgs Award (Four/23)

Delaney Schnell/Diving
Pac-12 Ladies’s Diver of the Week (1/30)
NCAA 1-Meter All-American (Three/21)
NCAA 3-Meter All-American (3/22)
NCAA All-American Platform (Three/23)
Pac-12 Dive All-Academic Second Workforce (4/9)
Arizona Sophomore of the Yr (Four/23)

Andie Larkins/Softball
WAC Pitcher of the Week Nominee (Three/25)
WAC Pitcher of the Week Nominee (4/15)
WAC Pitcher of the Week (Four/22)

Jessica Giacoma/Softball
Pusch Ridge/Yavapai
Roughrider Hitter of the Week (4/21)

Nic Conway/Softball
Catalina Foothills/Yale
Ivy League Honor Roll (3/11)
Ivy League Honor Roll (Four/15)
Ivy League Honor Roll (4/22)

Erick Migueles/Baseball
Canyon del Oro/Utah
Pac-12 Baseball Player of the Week nominee (4/15)

Bailey Thompson/Softball
Canyon del Oro/Seattle
WAC Hitter of the Week (2/18)
WAC Hitter of the Week (4/15)

Brianna Hardy/Softball
Buena/Phoenix School
ACCAC D-II Pitcher of the Week (2/Four)
ACCAC D-II Pitcher of the Week (2/20)
ACCAC D-II Pitcher of the Week (Four/11)

Karena Garcia/Basketball
Flowing Wells/Smith School
NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Staff (2/18)
USTFCCCA All-Academic Staff (2/15)

Brooks Fail/Swim
Catalina Foothills/Arizona
Pac-12 Men’s Swimmer of the Week Nominee (1/30)
NCAA 800 Free Relay All-American Honorable Mention (3/27)
NCAA 800 Free All-American (3/28)
Pac-12 Swimming All-Academic First Workforce (Four/9)

Matthew Lujan/Swim
Catalina Foothills/Arizona
Pac-12 Swimming All-Academic First Staff (Four/9)

Isaac Stump/Swim
Ironwood Ridge/Arizona
Pac-12 Swimming All-Academic Second Staff (4/9)

Taylor Nations/Swim
Pac-12 Swimming All-Academic First Group (4/9)

Lexy Ram/Basketball
Ironwood Ridge/Cal Baptist
Academic All-WAC (Four/10)

Erik Orr/Swim
Rincon/UHS/Air Drive
Academic All-WAC (4/10)

Drew Hill/Baseball
Ironwood Ridge/Colorado Faculty of Mines
RMAC Pitcher of the Week (4/9)

Jake Engel/Baseball
Ironwood Ridge/Dixie State
RMAC Participant of the Week (Four/2)
D2 Baseball Workforce of the Month (4/eight)

Maggie Morales/Softball
Canyon del Oro/Minnesota Crookston
NSIC All-Academic with Distinction Award (1/18)
UMC Scholar-Athlete of the Month (Four/eight)

Rhett Rodriguez/Football
Catalina Foothills/Arizona
Arizona Scholar-Athlete of the Month (Four/8)

Abram Carrasco/Basketball
ACCAC D-II Player of the Week (1/15)
ACCAC D-II Player of the Week (2/6)
First Staff All-ACCAC (2/27)
First Workforce All-Area I, Division II (2/27)
ACCAC D-II Player of the Week (Three/1)
ACCAC Participant of the Yr Runner-up (Four/eight)
NJCAA First Group All-American (Four/eight)

Tim Derksen/Basketball
Swiss SBL Interperformances Participant of the Week (4/2)

Heather O’Connor/Cheer
Ironwood Ridge/Dallas Cowboys
Veteran of the Yr (Four/5)

Travis Cole/Baseball
Sahuaro/Christian Brothers
GSC Freshman of the Week (Four/5)

Mia Trejo/Softball
Mountain West Player of the Week (Four/2)

Abby Doughty/Softball
Cienega/Utah Valley
WAC Hitter of the Week (4/1)

Tristan Peterson/Baseball
Canyon del Oro/New Mexico State
WAC Hitter of the Week (Three/25)
School Baseball National Participant of the Week (Three/25)
WAC Hitter of the Week Nominee (4/1)

Hannah Orbach-Mandel/Swim
Catalina Foothills/Kenyon
NCAA 500 Free All-American (Three/23)
NCAA 200 Free Relay All-American (Three/23)
NCAA 200 Free All-American (3/23)
NCAA 400 Medley Relay All-American (Three/23)
NCAA 800 Free Relay All-American (Three/23)
NCAA 100 Free Real All-American (3/23)
NCAA 400 Free Relay All-American (Three/23)

Derrick Calvillo/Baseball
Canyon del Oro/Hibbing
MCAC Participant of the Week (3/11)
NJCAA D-III Nationwide Participant of the Week (Three/14)
MCAC Participant of the Week (3/26)

Sierra Rodriguez/Monitor & Subject
Flowing Wells/Air Pressure
Athlete of the Week (3/20)

Brendan Gary/Basketball
Sahuaro/Buena Vista
ARC All-Academic Staff (3/19)

Brian Peabody/Basketball
Sahuaro/Pima Coach
District I, D-II Coach of the Yr (Three/18)

Shelby Kennedy/Softball
Senior CLASS Award Nominee (3/15)

Rafael Padilla/Baseball
ACCAC D-I Player of the Week (Three/11)

Allie Schadler/Monitor
Rio Rico/Washington
NCAA Indoor First Workforce All-American (Three/9)

NaKeva Mack/Basketball
Cienega/Colorado Northwestern
All-Region 18 (2/28)

Austin France/Baseball
Canyon del Oro/Nicholls State
Player of the Week (2/26)

Chloe Gavino/Tennis
Catalina Foothills/NM State
WAC Tennis Player of the Week (2/26)

Robert Wilson/Basketball
Second Workforce All-ACCAC (2/27)
First Workforce All-Region I, Division II (2/27)

Brian Romero/Baseball
Canyon del Oro/Pima
ACCAC D-I Player of the Week (2/26)

Kamryn Gastelum/Softball
ACCAC D-II Pitcher of the Week (1/29)

Bryce Cotton/Basketball
Palo Verde/Perth Wildcats
All-NBL First Workforce (2/17)

Lexy Coons/Softball
Sahuaro/Grand Canyon
WAC Pitcher of the Week nominee (2/11)

Max Smith/Baseball
Canyon del Oro/UNLV
MWC Preseason All-Convention Workforce (2/12)

Derek Daly/Baseball
Ironwood Ridge/Colorado Faculty of Mines
RMAC Player of the Week (2/5)

Hannah Whetzel/Monitor
Catalina Foothills/Arizona
UA Scholar Athletes of the Month (2/4)

Kayla Inexperienced/Softball
Cienega/NM State
WAC Preseason Pitcher of the Yr (1/30)
WAC Preseason Group (1/30)

Andie Larkins/Softball
WAC Preseason Group (1/30)

Isabella Almazan/Soccer
Salpointe/Northern Colorado
Huge Sky All-Academic (1/24)

Allison Raniere/Soccer
Sahuaro/Japanese Washington
Massive Sky All-Academic (1/24)

Mykaela Hammer/Volleyball
Ironwood Ridge/Montana
Huge Sky All-Academic (1/24)

Victoria Cooper/Soccer
Ironwood Ridge/NAU
Huge Sky All-Academic (1/24)

Chase Laurita/Football
Ironwood Ridge/NAU
Massive Sky All-Academic (1/24)

Jake Casteel/Football
Massive Sky All-Academic (1/24)

Max Michalczik/Football
Catalina Foothills/ NAU
Massive Sky All-Academic (1/24)

Josh Herzog/Basketball
Catalina Foothills/MSOE
Raider of the Week (1/14)

Alexis Cortez/Basketball
Tucson High/Utah Valley
WAC Participant of the Week (1/7)


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the highest high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he has been a youth, high school and school coach for over 30 years. His own youngsters have gained multiple state high school championships and have been named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and monitor & area in highschool, his distinctive perspective can solely be discovered right here and on Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the highest soccer participant in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at [email protected]