When we last caught up with former Tucson High standout Maximiliano Hernandez, the volleyball standout had his sights set on attending the University of Arizona as a biochemistry major but an offer to play at the next level, while still studying biochemistry, came through when Cornerstone University came calling.
Cornerstone is an NAIA program located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Hernandez is part of the first recruiting class for the Golden Eagles.
“I chose Cornerstone because I wanted to be a part of a great volleyball and medical program,” Hernandez told the program.
The program is so new, Hernandez is actually the third recruit in program history.
— Cornerstone Men's Volleyball (@CornerstoneMVB) July 16, 2020
Congrats to our senior setter Max Hernandez who just signed with @CornerstoneMVB! We’re so proud of all the work you’ve done and are happy you made you dream come true! @AndyMorales8 @tucsonunified pic.twitter.com/MJGaB2MYJv
— THS Boys' Volleyball (@THS_BVball) July 16, 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org