12U Impulse-Nielson wins NSA Monsoon Madness/Best of the West

(Courtesy Photo)

NSA Best of the West
Prescott: July 28-29

With only nine girls available, 12U Impulse went 5-0 to win the championship of the National Softball Association (NSA) Monsoon Madness/Best of the West tournament this past weekend in Prescott.

Katie Lutton
Kendall Freidinger
Morgan Faunce
Audriana Elias
Rylie Grabau
Haylee Jernigan
Abigail Zsitvay
Callie Ward
Eva Peace
Callie Drawbaugh
Angelina Dehler
Emily Marsh
Avery Nielson
Head coach Scott Nielson
Assistant coach Mark Nielson
Assistant coach Pete Nielson
Manager Mary Drawbaugh
Assistant coach Mike Elias


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 Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at


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