Brianna Aguilar-Beaucage & Brooklyn Beardshear earn college Pitcher of the Week honors

Brianna Aguilar-Beaucage (GCU)

Brianna Aguilar-Beaucage (Salpointe) was named Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 20-26. This is her first-ever honor.

Aguilar-Beaucage went a perfect 3-0 with a 1.85 ERA in three appearances last week in the GCU Invitational. She allowed just two earned runs, while striking out 12 and walking three over 11.1 innings. In a relief appearance against Rhode Island, Aguilar-Beaucage shut down the Rhody offense, allowing just three hits while striking out seven over 4.0 innings to earn the win. She also earned the win in relief against San José State, allowing just one hit over 2.1 innings

Dixie State senior pitcher Brooklyn Beardshear (Sahuaro) was named Pacific West Conference Pitcher of the Week for the second week in a row.

Beardshear repeated as the PacWest Pitcher of the Week with a pair of complete game shutouts of No. 9 Adelphi, giving her three-straight wins over top-10 teams. She threw 12.0 innings in two starts, allowing 11 hits and two walks, and striking out eight. She struck out four in each game, and retired the Panthers in order in three innings in her second win. Beardshear leads the PacWest in wins (7) and ranks second in strikeouts (34).

Brooklyn Beardshear (DSU)

This list was updated all year in an effort to recognize all former local prep stars who had 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.

Brianna Aguilar-Beaucage/Softball
Salpointe (2016)/Grand Canyon
WAC Pitcher of the Week (2/27)

Brooklyn Beardshear/Softball
Sahuaro (2013)/Dixie State
PacWest Pitcher of the Week (2/20)
PacWest Pitcher of the Week (2/27)

Denesia Smith/Basketball
Buena (2014)/Pima
ACCAC D-II Player of the Week (2/21)

Franky Teran/Basketball
Pueblo (2011)/ Antelope Valley
Cal Pac Player of the Week (1/30)

Andrew Mike/Football
Sabino (2014)/Florida
2016 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll (2/8)

Dylan Greenberg/Football
Salpointe (2013)/Kentucky
2016 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll (2/8)

Madeline Bolin/Swimming
Ironwood Ridge (2014)/West Virginia
2017 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2/21)

Nick Estrella/Baseball
Ironwood Ridge (2016)/Azusa Pacific
PacWest Freshman of the Week (2/14)

Kayla Green/Softball
Cienega (2015)/New Mexico State
Preseason All-WAC Team (2/1)

Trey Stine/Baseball
Ironwood Ridge (2013)/Pima/New Mexico State
Preseason All-WAC Team (2/8)

Zach Malis/Baseball
Desert Christian (2015)/Grand Canyon
Preseason All-WAC Team (2/8)

Kelsey Jenkins/Softball
Sabino (2014)/Wisconsin
Fastpitch News Preseason Top 50 College Hitters (1/23)
Fastpitch News Preseason All-American (1/25)
DI Softball News Preseason Top 50 Watch List (1/31)

Alex Verdugo/Baseball
Sahuaro (2014)/Oklahoma City Dodgers Prospect Watch (1/29)

Tristan Peterson/Baseball
Canyon del Oro (2016)/Kansas State
Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (1/25)

Sydni Stallworth/Basketball
Palo Verde (2015)/Pima
ACCAC D-II Player of the Week (1/17)
National Player of the Week (1/20)

Marc Matthews/Basketball
Buena (2012)/Montana State
GNAC Player of the Week (1/2)
D-II National Player of the Week (1/3)

Portions from news release.


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 Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at

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