Catalina Foothill senior Emily Flowers announced her commitment to play tennis for Xavier University. Located in Cincinnati, the Musketeers compete in the Big East Conference.
“I wanted to find a school that would challenge me academically and on the tennis court,” Flowers said. “After my visit, I knew that I wanted to go to Xavier. The team was very welcoming and the coaches took the time to show me the athletic facilities, tour the campus, and answer all of my questions. The academic support is amazing and I love that everyone on the team wanted to be there and wanted to succeed. I am so excited that I get to start this new chapter of my life at Xavier.”
Flowers won the 2019 state singles championship as a freshman and she did it again last spring for her second title. The cancellation of the 2020 season prevented Flowers from winning three in a row. Flowers was 21-0 last spring and is 42-2 overall. She is also part of two state team championships with the Falcons heading into her senior season.
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, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee and he earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater. Contact Andy Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org