SOFTBALL: Nic Conway, Lexy Coons & Gabby Ramirez commit to college

Nic Conway at Yale (Family Photo)

Nic Conway at Yale (Family Photo)

Saturday was a good day for a trio of local softball standouts including the reigning State Player of the Year, Nic Conway. The Catalina Foothills junior pitcher announced her commitment to play for Yale in 2018 and her announcement was joyfully added to the earlier college commitments from two of her club teammates, Lexy Coons and Gabby Ramirez.

Coons was a First Team All-Southern Arizona pitcher from Sahuaro last year and she will be playing for Grand Canyon next year. Only a junior, Ramirez was a Division II All-Star for Sabino and she decided on Embry Riddle.

“It was my dream to be able to play college softball at a top academic college and Yale offered me everything I wanted!” Conway said. “I’m so excited for what the future holds and winning the Ivy League championship!”

Coons is part of a remarkable recruiting class put together by her Arizona Impact Gold club coach Shannah Biggan.

“These three players are a great representation of what AZ Impact Gold strives for – the combination of great character, great academics, and great players,” Biggan explained. “I couldn’t be prouder of all of our players who are headed to college next year.”

Coons became the 10th player from the 2017 class of AZ Impact Gold to commit to college.

“After decommitting from New Mexico State this is a huge relief to my family and I,” Coons said. “And I couldn’t be more grateful for the encouragement and support I received from my friends, family and coaches throughout these last couple months.”


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 and on Contact Andy Morales at



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