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Pima Community College softball pitcher Odalis Orduno (Desert View) was recognized for her play for the week of Feb. 8-14. Orduno was selected ACCAC Division II Pitcher of the Week.
Orduno made three appearances out of the four games as she got two wins and a save. She pitched 12 innings and gave up one earned run with five strikeouts. Her best game was Pima’s 8-1 win at Mesa where she pitched a complete game giving up six hits, no earned runs with two strikeouts and one walk.
Daniel Chavez (Buena) is having his jersey retired by Bethesda University (Anaheim) this week. Chavez graduated from Bethesda in 2015.
Chavez was an National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Honorable-Mention All-American in 2015.
“Very honored, honestly just very blessed to be honored by my school that way,” Chavez said.
This list will be updated all year in an effort to recognize all former local prep stars who have gone on to achieve either academic and/or athletic awards at the next level,. These are not high school awards but college and professional awards. NOT CHAMPIONSHIPS.
If you are aware of anything I have missed along the way please let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org
Desert View (2014)/Pima
ACCAC Division II Pitcher of the Week (2/18)
Buena (2009)/Bethesda University
Jersey retirement (2/18)
mlbpipeline.com 2016 All-Leap Team
Flowing Wells (2015)/Pima
ACCAC Division II Player of the Week (2/9)
NJCAA Division II Pitcher of the Week (2/11)
NJCAA Division II Player of the Week (2/11)
Palo Verde (2015)/Pima
ACCAC Player of the Week (1/18)
ACCAC Player of the Week (2/8)
Canyon del Oro (2012) /Stanford
USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Top 50 Watch List (2/3)
Tanque Verde (2015)/Cal Baptist
PacWest Newcomer of the Week (2/1)
Catalina Foothills (2012)/Trinity
Baseball America Preseason DIII Pitcher of the Year (1/29)
Ironwood Ridge (2014)/Sacramento State
Big Sky All-Academic (1/27)
Cienega (2015)/South Mountain
ACCA D2 Player of the Week (1/20)
2016 NJCAA DI Baseball Top Incoming Freshmen – Southwest District
Jared Cochran, New Mexico Military, DH, Palo Verde
2016 NJCAA DI Baseball Top Incoming Freshmen – Western District
Sati Santa Cruz, Central Arizona, P, Sahuarita
2016 NJCAA DII Baseball Top Incoming Freshmen – Southwest District
Miguel Figueroa, Pima, P, Tucson High
Trevelle Hill, Pima, P, Tucson High
Manny Ramirez, Pima, SS, Bisbee
2016 NJCAA DI Softball Top Newcomers – District A (Region 1)
Margarita Corona, Pima, C, Tucson
Courtney Brown, Pima, LF, Flowing Wells
2016 NJCAA DI Softball Top Newcomers – District J (Regions 11, 16)
Hailly Greenough, Southeastern, Buena
2016 NJCAA DII Softball Top Newcomers – District A (Region 1)
Jade Allee Gateway, P, Buena
Lexi Valencia, Mesa, 3B, Tucson
Leighann Ballesteros, Mesa, Tucson
Army Most Valuable Player (1/9)
Creighton W. Abrams Award (1/9)
Flowing Wells (2014)/Pima
ACCAC Player of the Week (1/4)
NJCAA National Player of the Week (11/6)
Portions from news release.
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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here, on AZPreps365.com and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com