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Arizona Dominates ESPN’s All-Time College Softball Team

Jennie Finch (NCAA/Pac-12 Photo)

As voted on by the public, ESPN released the Greatest All-Time College Softball Team and several members with Arizona ties made the cut. The University of Arizona dominated with three selections: Jennie Finch, Caitlin Lowe and Leah O’Brien-Amico:

LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL

Former Salpointe standout Tairia Mims Flowers (UCLA) came in eighth place in the Utility category but she was selected as the starter at first base by ESPN.

Former Scottsdale Chaparral pitcher Susie Parra (Arizona) came in eighth place in the Right-Handed Pitcher category and former Glendale Cactus standout Stacie Chambers (Arizona) came in fourth in the Catcher position.

In addition, former Canyon del Oro coach (2003-2004) Amy Chellevold Hillenbrand (Arizona) came in fourth in the First Base category.

THE TEAM

OF: Leah O’Brien-Amico, Arizona
OF: Caitlin Lowe, Arizona
RHP: Jennie Finch, Arizona

ESPN SECOND TEAM

1B: Tairia Mims-Flowers, Salpointe/UCLA
2B: Jenny Dalton-Hill, Arizona
OF: Kaitlin Cochran, Arizona State

RECEIVED VOTES

C: Stacie Chambers, Cactus/Arizona
C: Leah Braatz, Arizona
1B: Amy Chellevold Hillenbrand, Arizona
2B: Jenny Dalton-Hill, Arizona
SS: Laura Espinoza Watson, Arizona
SS: Jessie Harper, Arizona
UT: Lovieanne Jung, Arizona
UT: Tairia Mims-Flowers, Salpointe/UCLA
OF: Alison McCutcheon, Arizona
OF: Kaitlin Cochran, Arizona State
LHP: Katie Burkhart, Arizona State
RHP: Nancy Evans, Arizona
RHP: Alicia Hollowell, Arizona
RHP: Susie Parra, Chaparral/Arizona

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. 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 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. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019 and he is a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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