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Ellessa Bonstrom, Isabel Pacho & Marissa Schuld named PGF All-Americans

Isabel Pacho (Andy Morales/

Premier Girls Fastpitch High School All-Americans

Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) released their list of high school All-Americans and three athletes with Southern Arizona ties made the national list and five others made the various regional lists.

In addition, former University of Arizona standouts Jennie Finch and Toni Mascarnenas will serve as coaches for the West Team at an All-Star game scheduled for Friday, July 27. The game will be televised on ESPNU.

2018 West All-Stars
Ellessa Bonstrom, Canyon del Oro (Utah)
Isabel Pacho, Ironwood Ridge (Arizona)
Marissa Schuld, Pinnacle (Arizona)

Mountain Region All-Americans
Yannira Acuna, Salpointe (ASU)
Ellessa Bonstrom, Canyon del Oro (Utah)
Anya Gonzalez, Canyon del Oro (Syracuse)
Isabel Pacho, Ironwood Ridge (Arizona)
Mikayla Santa Cruz, Canyon del Oro (ASU)
Marissa Schuld, Pinnacle (Arizona)

Western Region All-Americans
Vanessa Foreman, Lakewood (Arizona)
Riley Kuderca, Patterson (Arizona)


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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