Tucson High School Sports

Abram Carrasco & Robert Wilson earn All-ACCAC honors; Chloe Gavino earns WAC honor

Abram Carrasco (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Pima Community College men’s basketball sophomores Abram Carrasco (Cholla) and Robert Wilson (Salpointe) received recognition from the ACCAC conference for their play this season.

Carrasco, a guard, finished second in the voting for ACCAC Player of the Year as he earned first team All-ACCAC and first team All-Region I, Division II.

Carrasco is second on the Pima men’s basketball all-time career scoring list with 1,229 points. He needs 12 points to pass Greg Cook, who finished with 1,240 career points in 1980. Prior to Tuesday’s game at Glendale, Carrasco was averaging 21.1 points to lead the ACCAC. He was also averaging 4.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists. He played and started in all 30 games.

Wilson, a forward, was also selected second team All-ACCAC and first team All-Region I, Division II.

Robert Wilson (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

He had 14 double-doubles on the season and averaged double digits in points and rebounds with 14.5 points and 10.0 rebounds to go along with 3.2 assists. Wilson led the ACCAC conference in three-point percentage at 49.1 percent. He played and started in all 30 games.

Chloe Gavino (NM State)

Chloe Gavino, a freshman from Catalina Foothills, was named Women’s Western Athletic Conference Tennis Athlete of the Week for Feb. 19-25 for New Mexico State. Gavino has now won seven straight doubles matches with three different teammates.

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.

We recognized 164 athletes in 2018. We have 27 athletes recognized this year so far.

Chloe Gavino/Tennis

Catalina Foothills/NM State

WAC Tennis Player of the Week (2/26)

Abram Carrasco/Basketball
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)

Robert Wilson/Basketball
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
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)

Nick Gonzales/Baseball
Cienega/NM State
WAC Hitter of the Week (2/18)
WAC Hitter of the Week (2/25)

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)

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
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
WAC Preseason Team (1/30)

Delaney Schnell/Diving
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
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)

Portions from news release.


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 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. Contact Andy Morales at


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