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Sydni Stallworth named First Team All-American


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Sydni Stallworth (Pima)

Sydni Stallworth (Pima)

Pima Freshman Sydni Stallworth (Palo Verde) was selected first-team All-American on Wednesday. She is the sixth Lady Aztec to be named first team All-American and the ninth All-American in the last nine years.

Stallworth led the Aztecs to a program-tying 28-8 overall record and a third place finish at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament last month.

At only 5-foot-3, the former Southern Arizona Player of the Year had limited options according to so-called experts who never saw her play. Stallworth scored 2,182 at Palo Verde. Only 13 other athletes in the history of Arizona basketball have scored more.

“The one muscle that often gets overlooked in recruiting is the size of someone’s heart! A big heart overcomes a LOT of other perceived deficiencies,” Pima head coach Todd Holthaus said about Stallworth.

“Syd is a fierce competitor that doesn’t like to lose. When that’s your PG, good things happen with your team. Its an individual award that’s also a compliment to the team. Icing on an incredible season!”

Stallworth was named ACCAC Division II Player of the Year as she played and started in all 36 games for the Aztecs. She averaged 30.5 minutes per game and went on to score 16.0 points a game along with 4.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.2 steals. She was also 84.5 percent from the free throw line. Stallworth was also selected ACCAC Division II Player of the Week four times and NJCAA Division II Player of the Week on Dec. 16.
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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. amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

Sydni Stallworth/Basketball
Palo Verde (2015)/Pima
ACCAC Player of the Week (1/18)
ACCAC Player of the Week (2/8)
First Team All-ACCAC (2/24)
First Team All-Region I, Division II (2/24)
ACCAC Division II Player of the Year (2/24)
All-NJCAA Tournament Team (3/19)
NJCAA First Team All-American (4/6)

Jaide Stepter/Track
Canyon del Oro (2012)/USC
USC Student-Athlete of the Week (1/19)
Pac 12 Women’s Track Athlete of the Week (3/19)

Melanie Cross/Softball
Cienega (2015)/Wisconsin
Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Week (3/28)

Odalis Orduno/Softball
Desert View (2014)/Pima
ACCAC Division II Pitcher of the Week (2/17)
NJCAA National Division II Pitcher of the Week (2/18)
ACCAC Division II Pitcher of the Week (3/22)

Mariangela Garcia/Softball
Desert View (2014)/Western New Mexico
RMAC Player of the Week (3/15)

Sean Elliott/Basketball
Cholla (1985)/Arizona
Pac-12 All-Century Men’s Basketball Team (3/10)

Brianna Garcia/Softball
Sunnyside (2015)/South Mountain
DII ACCAC Player of the Week (3/8)

Kendra Behr/Softball
Benson (2014)/Eastern
DI ACCAC Pitcher of the Week (3/1)

Emerald Grijalva/Softball
Nogales (2015)/Phoenix
DII Pitcher of the Week (3/1)

Shalise Fernander/Basketball
Flowing Wells (2014)/Pima
ACCAC Player of the Week (1/4)
NJCAA National Player of the Week (11/6)
Third Team All-ACCAC (2/24)
Second Team All-Region I, Division II (2/24)
Region I, Division II Championship MVP (3/5)

Austin Nehls/Basketball
Catalina Foothills (2014)/Central Connecticut
Northeast Conference All-Rookie Team (3/1)

Austin Moore/Baseball
Mountain View (2012)/ West Texas A&M
Lone Star Conference Pitcher of the Week (3/2)

Shakir Smith/Basketball
Tucson (2011)/Adams State
All-RMAC First Team (3/1)

Marc Matthews/Basketball
Buena (2012)/Montana State
Honorable Mention All-GNAC (3/1)

Iliana Gonzales/Basketball
Salpointe (2012)/Franciscan
All-Allegheny Mountain First Team (3/1)

Jio Orozco/Baseball
Salpointe (2015)/Mariners
MLB.com Seattle Prospect Watch No. 19 (2/29)

Jamee Swan/Basketball
Marana (2012)/Colorado
ALL-PAC-12 Honorable Mention (2/29)

Andie Larkins/Softball
Sahuaro (2015)/Seattle
WAC Pitcher of the Week (2/29)

Yusuf Shehata/Basketball
Amphitheater (2014)/Pima
Third Team All-ACCAC (2/25)
Second Team All-Region I, Division II (2/25)

Denesia Smith/Basketball
Cienega (2014)/Pima
Second Team All-ACCAC (2/24)
First Team All-Region I, Division II (2/24)

Madeline Bolin/Swim
Ironwood Ridge (2014)/West Virginia
Academic All-Big 12 Swimming & Diving Team (2/23)

Daniel Chavez/Basketball
Buena (2009)/Bethesda University
Jersey retirement (2/18)

Alex Verdugo/Baseball
Sahuaro (2014)/Dodgers
mlbpipeline.com 2016 All-Leap Team

Courtney Brown/Softball
Flowing Wells (2015)/Pima
ACCAC Division II Player of the Week (2/9)

Daniel Tolano/Baseball
Cholla (2014)/Pima
NJCAA Division II Pitcher of the Week (2/11)

Francisco Rodriguez/Baseball
Tucson (2013)/Pima
NJCAA Division II Player of the Week (2/11)

Kayla Bonstrom/Softball
Canyon del Oro (2012) /Stanford
USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Top 50 Watch List (2/3)

Kellye Springstead/Softball
Tanque Verde (2015)/Cal Baptist
PacWest Newcomer of the Week (2/1)

Ryan Gray/Baseball
Catalina Foothills (2012)/Trinity
Baseball America Preseason DIII Pitcher of the Year (1/29)

Kennedy Kurtz/Volleyball
Ironwood Ridge (2014)/Sacramento State
Big Sky All-Academic (1/27)

Terrence Johnson/Basketball
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

Edgar Poe/Football
Cienega (2012)/Army
Army Most Valuable Player (1/9)

Jeremy Timpf/Football
Sabino (2012)/Army
Creighton W. Abrams Award (1/9)

Portions from news release.

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BOYS SOCCER ALL-STARS

GIRLS D-IV BASKETBALL ALL-STARS

BOYS D-V BASKETBALL ALL-STARS

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GIRLS D-V BASKETBALL ALL-STARS

GIRLS SOCCER ALL-STARS

D II-IV SOCCER ALL-STARS

WRESTLING ALL-STARS

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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

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