Former Cienega standout Breanna “Breezy” Hayward was the only player from Southern Arizona placed on the 2021 PGF High School All-American Watch List in March and she earned a spot on the final roster of the High School All-Star Game set for July 31 to be shown on ESPNU.
Hayward was the 2021 4A-6A Southern Arizona Player of the Year.
University of Arizona commit Paige Dimler (OF: Rancho Buena Vista, CA) also made the All-Star list along with Phoenix O’Connor infielder Rylee Holtorf (Washington) and Scottsdale Horizon infielder Spencer Prigge (Arkansas). Hayward will be playing for Texas Tech.
Hayward, Dimler, Holtorf and Prigge will play for the West Team. Coaches for the game include former Arizona standouts Jennie Finch, Toni Mascarenas and Lovieanne Jung.
Arizona commits Madi Elish (P: Crown Point, IN), Amber Tovan (INF: Northridge, CA) and Allie Enright (INF: Santa Carita, CA) also made the initial watch list.
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