Salpointe won the 4A girl’s state soccer championship last year under the leadership of Becky Freeman (59-10-3). Freeman resigned from her position last month to spend more time with her young family and the program turned to former Lancer standout Kelly Pierce.
Pierce was part of Salpointe’s back-to-back state championships as a defender in 1998 and 1999 and she went on to play for Pima and the Sonoran Thunder of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) before starting a family of her own….
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he 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 AZPreps365.com. Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com