Tucson High School Sports

Former CDO standout Tristan Peterson named National Player of the Week

(WAC GRAPHIC)

New Mexico State junior Tristan Peterson, an infielder from Canyon del Oro, was the top hitter in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) during the opening weekend of conference play in a series win against CSU Bakersfield and he chipped in a solid non-conference game at Arizona as well.

For his efforts, Peterson was named WAC Hitter of the Week and National Player of the Week by the College Baseball Newspaper (CB).

On the week, Peterson was 12-of-19 from the plate with 13 RBI, five home runs and seven runs scored. All five home runs and 10 of those RBI came in a three-game series against CSU Bakersfield. Through the first three games of WAC play, he is hitting .643 with a 1.786 slugging percentage.

Andie Larkins (SU)

Seattle’s Andie Larkins (Sahuaro) threw a complete game and struck out five to earn the win on Friday at Kansas City to pick up WAC Pitcher of the Week Nominee honors.

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 collegiate and professional recognitions. NOT CHAMPIONSHIPS. If you are aware of anything I have missed along the way, please let me know.

Portions from news release.

We recognized 164 athletes in 2018. We have 46 athletes recognized this year so far.

Tristan Peterson/Baseball
Canyon del Oro/New Mexico State
WAC Hitter of the Week (3/25)
College Baseball National Player of the Week (3/25)

Andie Larkins/Softball
Sahuaro/Seattle
WAC Pitcher of the Week Nominee (3/25)

Roman Bravo Young/Wrestling
Sunnyside/Penn State
NCAA Freshman All-American (3/22)

Sierra Rodriguez/Track & Field
Flowing Wells/Air Force
Athlete of the Week (3/20)

Brendan Gary/Basketball
Sahuaro/Buena Vista
ARC All-Academic Team (3/19)

Brien Peabody/Basketball
Sahuaro/Pima Coach
District I, D-II Coach of the Year (3/18)

Derrick Calvillo/Baseball
Canyon del Oro/Hibbing
MCAC Player of the Week (3/11)
NJCAA D-III National Player of the Week (3/14)

Shelby Kennedy/Softball
Cienega/Yale
Senior CLASS Award Nominee (3/15)

Kellye Springstead/Softball
Tanque Verde/Cal Baptist
WAC Pitcher of the Week (3/11)

Rafael Padilla/Baseball
Nogales/Pima
ACCAC D-I Player of the Week (3/11)

Derrick Calvillo/Baseball
Canyon del Oro/Hibbing
MCAC Player of the Week (3/11)

Nic Conway/Softball
Catalina Foothills/Yale
Ivy League Honor Roll (3/11)

Carlos Villarreal/Track
Rio Rico/Arizona
NCAA Indoor First Team All-American (3/9)

Allie Schadler/Track
Rio Rico/Washington
NCAA Indoor First Team All-American (3/9)

Nick Gonzales/Baseball
Cienega/NM State
WAC Hitter of the Week (2/18)
WAC Hitter of the Week (2/25)
NCBWA National Player of the Month (3/7)

NaKeva Mack/Basketball
Cienega/Colorado Northwestern
All-Region 18 (2/28)

Abram Carrasco/Basketball
Cholla/Pima
ACCAC D-II Player of the Week (1/15)
ACCAC D-II Player of the Week (2/6)
First Team All-ACCAC (2/27)
First Team All-Region I, Division II (2/27)
ACCAC D-II Player of the Week (3/1)

Austin France/Baseball
Canyon del Oro/Nicholls State
Player of the Week (2/26)

Chloe Gavino/Tennis
Catalina Foothills/NM State
WAC Tennis Player of the Week (2/26)

Robert Wilson/Basketball
Salpointe/Pima
Second Team All-ACCAC (2/27)
First Team All-Region I, Division II (2/27)

Brian Romero/Baseball
Canyon del Oro/Pima
ACCAC D-I Player of the Week (2/26)

Kamryn Gastelum/Softball
Pueblo/Gateway
ACCAC D-II Pitcher of the Week (1/29)

Brianna Hardy/Softball
Buena/Phoenix College
ACCAC D-II Pitcher of the Week (2/4)
ACCAC D-II Pitcher of the Week (2/20)

Bailey Thompson/Softball
Canyon del Oro/Seattle
WAC Hitter of the Week (2/18)

Brianna Aguilar/Softball
Salpointe/Grand Canyon
WAC Preseason Team (1/30)
WAC Pitcher of the Week nominee (2/18)

Bryce Cotton/Basketball
Palo Verde/Perth Wildcats
All-NBL First Team (2/17)

Kellye Springstead/Softball
Tanque Verde/California Baptist
WAC Pitcher of the Week nominee (2/11)

Lexy Coons/Softball
Sahuaro/Grand Canyon
WAC Pitcher of the Week nominee (2/11)

Max Smith/Baseball
Canyon del Oro/UNLV
MWC Preseason All-Conference Team (2/12)

Hannah Whetzel/Track
Catalina Foothills/Arizona
UA Student Athletes of the Month (2/4)

Austin Bryan/Baseball
Sahuarita/Pima
ACCAC D- I Pitcher of the Week (2/4)

Kayla Green/Softball
Cienega/NM State
WAC Preseason Pitcher of the Year (1/30)
WAC Preseason Team (1/30)

Andie Larkins/Softball
Sahuaro/Seattle
WAC Preseason Team (1/30)

Delaney Schnell/Diving
Tucson/Arizona
Pac-12 Women’s Diver of the Week (1/30)

Brooks Fail/Swim
Catalina Foothills/Arizona
Pac-12 Men’s Swimmer of the Week Nominee (1/30)

Isabella Almazan/Soccer
Salpointe/Northern Colorado
Big Sky All-Academic (1/24)

Allison Raniere/Soccer
Sahuaro/Eastern Washington
Big Sky All-Academic (1/24)

Mykaela Hammer/Volleyball
Ironwood Ridge/Montana
Big Sky All-Academic (1/24)

Victoria Cooper/Soccer
Ironwood Ridge/NAU
Big Sky All-Academic (1/24)

Chase Laurita/Football
Ironwood Ridge/NAU
Big Sky All-Academic (1/24)

Jake Casteel/Football
Salpointe/NAU
Big Sky All-Academic (1/24)

Max Michalczik/Football
Catalina Foothills/ NAU
Big Sky All-Academic (1/24)

Maggie Morales/Softball
Canyon del Oro/Minnesota Crookston
NSIC All-Academic with Distinction Award (1/18)

Josh Herzog/Basketball
Catalina Foothills/MSOE
Raider of the Week (1/14)

Alexis Cortez/Basketball
Tucson High/Utah Valley
WAC Player of the Week (1/7)

Levi Wallace/Football
Tucson High/Buffalo Bills
PFF Top Graded Rookie Cornerback (1/2)

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