Cienega baseball standout Carlos Silva to play for Dean College; Former Sahuaro volleyball standout Madi Nash to play for Fort Lewis

Carlos Silva (Family Photo)

Carlos Silva batted .333 with three doubles and three RBI to help lead Cienega to a 7-1 record before his senior season as cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The utility player announced his college signing on Monday.

Silva signed on with Dean College, an NCAA Division III program located in Franklin, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston.

Madi Nash (Family Photo)

Former All-Southern Arizona First Team volleyball selection Madi Nash signed on to play for Fort Lewis. An outside hitter for Sahuaro, Nash put together back-to-back All-ACCAC performances for Pima.

Fort Lewis is an NCAA D-II program located in Durango, Colorado.


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